Thick and Quick Hat and Mittens

(shown above in size preemie)

Skill Level: easy
Stitches Used: cast on, knit, purl, k2t, ssk, p2t, cf4
Abbreviations: knit (k), purl (p),knit two together (k2t), slip slip knit (ssk), purl two together (p2t), cable front four (cf4)
Measures: pattern comes in sizes preemie (newborn, baby)
hat: approximately 10 (12, 14) circumference and 3” (6 ¼”, 7 ½”) length
mittens: approximately 4 ½” (7”, 7”) circumference, and 4 ½” (5 ¾”, 7”) length
Gauge: In cable pattern, 10 stitches and 12 rows = 4” by 4”

-Materials-

  • 1 skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, linen – 106 yds (80% acrylic) (20% wool)
  • set of four 10 ½ double pointed needles
  • cable needle
  • yarn needle

-Cable Pattern- (working in a round)

Rows 1 -3: *K4, p2,* to end.
Row 4: *CF4, p2,* to end.

Repeat these 4 rows as directed in the pattern.

-Hat-

  1. cast on 24 (30, 36) stitches.
  2. Divide stitches onto 3 needles, join in round, knit 3 rows.
  3. Repeat cable pattern 3 (4, 5) times.
  4. *K4, p2t,* repeat to end. [20 (25, 30) stitches]
  5. *K4, p1,* repeat to end.
  6. *Ssk, k2t, p1,* repeat to end. [12 (15, 18) stitches]
  7. Cut yarn, pull through remaining stitches 3 times.
  8. Attach pom-pom to top on hat.

-Mittens- (make 2)

  1. cast on 12 (18, 18) stitches.
  2. Divide stitches onto 3 needles, join in round, knit 3 rows.
  3. Repeat cable pattern 3 (4, 5) times.
  4. *K4, p2t,* to end. [10 (15, 15) stitches]
  5. *K4, p1,* to end.
  6. *Ssk, k2t, p1,* to end. [6 (9, 9) stitches]
  7. Cut yarn, pull through remaining stitches 3 times.

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7 thoughts on “Thick and Quick Hat and Mittens

  1. Maybe I’m blind, and please tell me if I am, but I can’t seem to find the cabling pattern. The pattern says repeat cable pattern, but I can’t find it. Please help, I’m up to that point int the pattern, and can’t go any further.

  2. The pattern is written for a preemie. The pattern states that it also comes in newborn and baby sizes. Can you tell me where I can find the baby size pattern?
    Thank you.

  3. Just wanted to clarify the instructions for the cable pattern it says…. R1-3 K4, P2…the round however ends with P1 is this correct? Do you start row 2 with the second purl or per the pattern with K4?? Which means each row actually end with P1? Need help quick from anyone that had done this as in knitting now!

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