Simple Cabled Baby Hat, Loom Knitting Pattern
This pattern is written for knitting on the loom, but it can be knit in the round on regular DPN's or circular needles.
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The hat size, when laying flat is 7 ½ inches long by 4 inches wide. It stretches out to about 13 inches in diameter, which makes it a preemie or newborn size hat. The gauge is 21 stiches and 29 rows = 4 inches in K2, P2 rib pattern, so if you're knitting, you can use whatever yarn weight and needles size you want to get that gauge.
When working on the loom, for larger baby and toddler hats you'll want to use a bulky or super bulky yarn, and still use every peg on the loom. To make the hat longer if you want more slouch just continue the pattern.
The sample shown is made in Landscapes worsted weight yarn and was thick enough to create a preemie hat. You can get your Baby Knitting Loom here if you don't already have one.
This pattern is both written and includes a chart, and there is a video below where I show you all the techniques step by step, so you can work from whichever suits you best.
You can also modify this pattern for use with the kids or adult size looms, simply repeat the pattern around and modify the length of the hat as follows:
Baby- 6 ½” - 7 ½”
Woman- 8 ½” - 9 ½”
Man- 9”- 9 ¾”
All the cable crosses in this hat are Cable 2 Back crosses, which means its a cable over 2 pegs, and leans to the right.
How to do a Cable 2 Back (C2B)
Pegs are laid out as follows: Left Peg -Right Peg
Remove stitch from Right Peg and hold it on a cable or darning needle.
Transfer the loop from Left Peg to the now empty Right Peg.
Place the loop from the cable needle back on the loom on the emptied Left Peg. Knit those two pegs, and continue around your loom.
Do your first wrap on the loom
Row 1: *P 1, K2, P1 Repeat from * 11 times
Rows 2-10: Repeat Row 1
Row 11: *P1, C2B, P1 Repeat from * 11 times
Rows 12-14: Repeat Row 1
Row 15: Repeat Row 11
Rows 16-18: Repeat Row 1
Row 19: Repeat Row 11
Rows 20-25: Repeat Row 1
Row 26: Repeat Row 11
Row 27-29: Repeat Row 1
Row 30: Repeat Row 11
Row 31-33: Repeat Row 1
Row 34: Repeat Row 11
Rows 35-40: Repeat Row 1
Row 41: Repeat Row 11
Rows 42-44: Repeat Row 1
Row 45: Repeat Row 11
Rows 46-48: Repeat Row 1
Row 49: Repeat Row 11
Rows 50-52: Repeat Row 1
To finish this hat there's no need to bind off. Cut your working end yarn, leaving about a 4 inch tail. Cut yourself 12” or more of yarn, and thread it into a darning needle. Then working around your loom, with your darning needle pick up the stitches off your pegs, and onto the needle pushing them along as you go. Once you have all the stitches off the pegs and onto your yarn tie the ends together as tightly as you can scrunching the top of the hat closed. Then tie your 4” tail into this to secure it. Trim the yarn ends.