Caron Simply Soft Cable Twist Hat

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by Caron Design Team

Caron Simply Soft Cable Twist Hat

You’ll want to wear this stylish, classic cable twist hat -- topped with the season's finishing touch, the pom pom -- all winter long.

Use a gauge of 13 sc + 14 rows (4") in pat to crochet a hat that fits the average woman. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Hat:
    Ch 72 loosely. Join with sl st to first ch, taking care not to twist chain.
    1st rnd: Ch 2 (does not count as st here and throughout). 1 dc in each ch around. Join with sl st to first dc. 72 dc.
    2nd rnd: Ch 2. Dcfp around each of first 2 dc. *Dcbp around next dc. Dcfp around each of next 2 dc. Rep from * to last dc. Dcbp around last dc. Join with sl st to first dcfp.
    3rd rnd: Ch 2. Dcfp around each of first 2 dcfp. *Dcbp around next dcbp. Dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp. Rep from * to last dcbp. Dcbp around last dcbp. Join with sl st to first dcfp. Rep last rnd 3 times more.
    Next rnd: Ch 2. Dcfp around each of first 2 dcfp. 1 hdc in next dcbp. Dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp. *1 hdc in next dcbp. Dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp. 2 dcfp around next dcbp. Dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp. (1 hdc in next dcbp. Dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp) twice.
    Rep from * to last 7 sts. 1 hdc in next dcbp. Dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp. 2 dcfp around next dcbp. Dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp. 1 hdc in last dcbp. Join with sl st to first dcfp. 78 sts.
  • 2
    Proceed in Cable Twist Pat as Follows:
    1st rnd: Ch 2. Dcfp around each of first 2 dcfp. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp. *1 hdc in next hdc. Skip next 3 dcfp. Dcfp around each of next 3 dcfp. Working behind last 3 dcfp worked, dcfp around each of 3 skipped sts - Cr6F made. (1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp) twice. Rep from * to last 8 sts. 1 hdc in next hdc. Cr6F over next 6 dcfp. 1 hdc in last hdc. Join with sl st to first dcfp.
    2nd to 5th rnds: Ch 2. Dcfp around each of first 2 dcfp. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp. *1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 6 dcfp. (1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp) twice. Rep from * to last 8 sts. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 6 dcfp. 1 hdc in last hdc. Join with sl st to first dcfp. Rep 1st to 5th rnds for Cable Twist Pat until Hat measures approx 6", ending on a 4th rnd of pat.
    Shape top:
    1st rnd: Ch 2. Dcfp around each of first 2 dcfp. Skip next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp. *1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 6 dcfp. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp. Skip next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp. Rep from * to last 8 sts. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 6 dcfp. 1 hdc in last hdc. Join with sl st to first dcfp. 72 sts.
    2nd rnd: Ch 2. Dcfp around each of first 4 dcfp. *1 hdc in next hdc. Cr6F over next 6 dcfp. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 4 dcfp. Rep from * to last 8 sts. 1 hdc in next hdc. Cr6F over next 6 dcfp. 1 hdc in last hdc. Join with sl st to first dcfp.
    3rd rnd: Ch 2. Dcfp around first dcfp. Dcfp2tog. Dcfp around next dcfp. *1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 6 dcfp. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around next dcfp. Dcfp2tog. Dcfp around next dcfp. Rep from * to last 8 sts. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 6 dcfp. 1 hdc in last hdc. Join with sl st to first dcfp. 66 sts.
    4th rnd: Ch 2. Dcfp around first 3 dcfp. *1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 6 dcfp. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around next 3 dcfp. Rep from * to last 8 sts. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 6 dcfp. 1 hdc in last hdc. Join with sl st to first dcfp.
    5th rnd: Ch 2. Dcfp3tog. *1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 6 dcfp. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp3tog. Rep from * to last 8 sts. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 6 dcfp. 1 hdc in last hdc. Join with sl st to first dcfp. 54 sts.
    6th rnd: Ch 2. Dcfp around first dcfp. *1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around next dcfp. (Dcfp2tog) twice. Dcfp around next dcfp. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around next dcfp. Rep from * to last 8 sts. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around next dcfp. (Dcfp2tog) twice. Dcfp around next dcfp. 1 hdc in last hdc. Join with sl st to first dcfp. 42 sts.
    7th rnd: Ch 2. Dcfp around first dcfp. *1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 4 dcfp. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around next dcfp. Rep from * to last 6 sts. 1 hdc in next hdc. Dcfp around each of next 4 dcfp. 1 hdc in last hdc. Join with sl st to first dcfp.
    8th rnd: Ch 2. Dcfp around first dcfp. *Skip next hdc. Dcfp around next dcfp. Dcfp2tog. Dcfp around next dcfp. Skip next hdc. Dcfp around next dcfp. Rep from * to last 6 sts. Skip next hdc. Dcfp around next dcfp. Dcfp2tog. Dcfp around next dcfp. Skip last hdc. Join with sl st to first dcfp. 24 sts.
    9th rnd: Ch 2. Dcfp around first dcfp. *Dcfp3tog. Dcfp around next dcfp. Rep from * to last 3 sts. Dcfp3tog. Join with sl st to first dcfp. 12 sts.
    10th rnd: Ch 2. Dcfp around first dcfp. *Dcfp around next dcfp. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first dcfp. Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts.
  • 3
    Finishing:
    Pom Pom:
    Wind yarn around 4 fingers approx 150 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew to top of Hat.
  • 4
    Abbreviations & Techniques:
    Approx = Approximately
    Beg = Begin(ning)
    Ch = Chain(s)
    Dc = Double crochet
    Dcbp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at back of work, inserting hook from left to right. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.
    Dcfp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at front of work, inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.
    Dcfp2(3)tog = (Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at front of work, inserting hook from right to left. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 or 3 times. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
    Hdc = Half double crochet
    Pat = Pattern
    Rem = Remain(ing)
    Rep = Repeat
    RS = Right side
    Rnd(s) = Round(s)
    Sc = Single crochet
    Sl st = Slip stitch
    St(s) = Stitch(es)
    WS = Wrong side
    Yoh = Yarn over hook

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Bone
  • •Clover Amour Crochet Hook H 5.0 mm
  • •Stitch Marker