Homey Fireplace Hat

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Cables aren’t just for knit hats! This classic design is delightfully cozy and will go well with any of your other winter gear. Because it is worked vertically, it also has that all-important stretch factor.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Approximately 7” tall x 21” in circumference

Gauge: 14 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm]

Materials

Yarn: Lisa Souza Dyeworks Targhee Yarn (100% American Targhee Wool; 305 yards [279 meters]/125 grams): Gray Blade, 1 skein

Hook: US size K/10½ (6.5 mm)

Special Stitches

Back Loop Single Crochet (blsc): Working in loop furthest from facing, insert hook, yo, pull through a lp, yo, pull through lps (single crochet created).

Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): Yo, insert hook from front to back and then to front again around post of st, yo, draw up lp, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) twice.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked vertically (up and down), then seamed together and the top is closed.

The last row will work the cables around each other to help continue the twisted appearance, no other stitches are worked together in this row.

Pattern

Ch 27.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 20 ch, leaving rem 5 ch unworked, turn – 21 sc.
Row 2:
Ch 1, blsc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, blsc in next 8 sts, (working around sts 2 rows below, sk next st, fpdc around next 2 sts, fpdc around skipped st) twice, blsc in next 7 sts, sc in unworked ch sts from Row 1, turn – 15 blsc, 6 fpdc, 5 sc.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: Ch 1, blsc in next 8 sts, (working around sts 2 rows below, sk next st, fpdc around next 2 sts, fpdc around skipped st) twice, blsc in next 7 sts, leave remaining sts unworked, turn – 15 blsc, 6 fpdc.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Row 7: Ch 1, blsc in next 8 sts, (working around sts 2 rows below, sk next st, fpdc around next 2 sts, fpdc around skipped st) twice, blsc in next 7 sts, sc in unworked sts from 2 rows below, turn – 15 blsc, 6 fpdc, 5 sc.

Rows 8-71: Rep Rows 4-7, 16 times.

Rows 72-74: Rep Rows 4-6.

Row 75: Ch 1, blsc in next 8 sts, (remove hook from lp, insert hook behind first post stitch in Row 3, pull loop around st, working around sts 2 rows below sk next st, fpdc around next st, remove hook from lp, insert hook behind first post stitch in Row 3, pull loop around st, fpdc around next st, remove hook from lp, insert hook behind first post stitch in Row 3, pull lp around st, fpdc around skipped st) twice, blsc in next 7 sts, sc in unworked sts from 2 rows below, turn – 15 blsc, 6 fpdc, 5 sc.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to seam.

Finishing

Seam Row 75 to beginning ch, working behind post stitches (cables).

At top of hat, this is the end that stitches were left unworked in fabric, weave yarn through every other row and pull taunt, closing top of hat.

Weave in all ends.

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