1. By Katherine Lee
  2. Sometimes you just need a pattern that will give you instant gratification. Here it is! Make it in a flash and check off “baby gift” from your list of to-do’s.This is an easy to knit cable baby hat – a great intro to cables if you’ve never tried them before. The luxe merino wool/cashmere blend yarn is a joy to work with and makes the hat a very classy baby gift. PLUS, it’s a one-ball knitting project (for the 2 smaller sizes)!

    Decreasing is done decoratively so the view from the top looks great!

    Included in the pattern is the matching hat for a Care Bear (or other deserving toy!). Too sweet.

    Finished Size(s): 14 ¾ (16, 17 ¾, 19)” circumference x 5 ¾ (6, 6 ¼, 6 ¾)” height to fit sizes 3-6 months (6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months)

    Skill Level:  Easy

    Yarn Used: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (55% Merino Wool/33% Microfiber/12% Cashmere; 1.75oz/50g [98.5yds/90m] per ball): 1 (1, 2, 2) ball(s) in Camel #505. [TOY Size uses approx. 10g (18m) of yarn.]

    Gauge(s):
    Pattern Gauge: 16 stitches = 4″ and 24 rows = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch on Size 9 [5.5mm] needles.
    Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A medium, worsted weight yarn with a gauge of 4 1/2 stitches = 1″ on US size 8 [5mm] needles.

    Total Yardage Required: Approximately 98.5 (98.5, 197, 197) yds [90 (90, 180, 180) m] required.

    Knitting Needles Used: Size 9 [5.5mm] needles

    Suggested Yarn Substitutes:
    Red Heart Ltd. Soft Yarn Solids
    Valley Yarns Valley Superwash
    Bernat Cottontots Solid
    Peace Fleece Worsted
    Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran
    Wendy Peter Pan Double Knit
    Rowan RYC Cashsoft Aran
    Lion Brand Wool-Ease Solic
    Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere
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Katherine Lee is the designer behind Sweaterbabe.com knitting & crochet patterns. Katherine free-lance designs for yarn companies and local designers in Los Angeles, though her main focus is to design and publish her SweaterBabe.com line of original knitting and crochet patterns. You’ll find many of these knitting and crochet patterns at SweaterBabe.com, as well as in several Vogue Knitting on the Go! books, several Lark books and now, in her own book, SweaterBabe.com’s Fabulous & Flirty Crochet (click here for details), featuring 20 gorgeous crochet sweaters and accessories.