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by Lisa Carnahan

©  Copyright 1998-2014 Lion Brand Yarn

© Copyright 1998-2014 Lion Brand Yarn



Cabled Tassel Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


12 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern.

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.

Making a Gauge Swatch


2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
3/3 RC (3 over 3 right cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.
s2kp Slip next 2 sts as if to knit them tog, knit 1, pass the 2 slipped sts up and over the knit st and off the needle – 2 sts decreased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.


1. Hat is worked in the rnd on double pointed needles.
2. Hat can be worked by following written instructions by reading Chart. When working from Chart, read all rnds of Chart from right to left.

Cast on 40 sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles, with 10 sts on each needle. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1-3:
*K1 tbl, p1; rep from * around.
Rnd 4 (Increase Rnd):
*K1 tbl, p1, (M1, k1) 3 times, p1, k1 tbl, M1, p1, M1, k1, p1; rep from * around – 60 sts (15 sts on each needle).
Rnd 5: *K1 tbl, p1, k6, p1, k1 tbl, p2, k1, p2; rep from * around.
Rnd 6: *K1 tbl, p1, k6, p1, k1 tbl, p1, (k1, p1) twice; rep from * around.
Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 8: *K1 tbl, p1, 3/3 RC, p1, k1 tbl, p1, (k1, p1) twice; rep from * around.
Rnds 9-14: Rep Rnds 5 and 6.
Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 8.
Shape Crown (Top of Hat)
Rnd 1 (Decrease Rnd):
*K1 tbl, p1, k6, p1, k1 tbl, p1, s2kp, p1; rep from * around – 52 sts.
Rnd 2: *K1 tbl, p1, k6, p1, k1 tbl, p3; rep from * around.
Rnd 3: *K1 tbl, p1, k6, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, p1; rep from * around.
Rnd 4 (Decrease Rnd): *K1 tbl, p1, k6, p1, k1 tbl, p3tog; rep from * around – 44 sts.
Rnd 5 (Decrease Rnd): Remove beg of rnd marker, k1 tbl, return marker to needle for new beg of rnd, *p1, k6, p1, k3tog; rep from * around – 36 sts.
Rnd 6 (Decrease Rnd): *P1, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1, p1, k1 tbl; rep from * around – 28 sts.
Rnd 7: *P1, 2/2 RC, p1, k1 tbl; rep from * around.
Rnd 8 (Decrease Rnd): *K2tog, k2, ssk, k1 tbl; rep from * around – 20 sts.
Rnd 9 (Decrease Rnd): *K2tog; rep from * around – 10 sts.
Rnd 10 (Decrease Rnd): *K2tog; rep from * around – 5 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail into blunt needle and then through remaining sts, pull to gather. Knot to secure.


Wrap yarn around the 6 in. (15 cm) side of cardboard 35 times. Cut an 18 in. (45.5 cm) length and thread, doubled, into blunt needle. Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard.
Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard. Cut another 18 in. (45.5 cm) long length of yarn and wrap tightly around loops 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) below top knot to form Tassel neck. Knot securely; thread ends into needle and weave ends to center of Tassel. Trim Tassel ends evenly. Tie Tassel to top of Hat.
Weave in ends.

Click for explanation and illustration
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together p = purl
p3tog = purl 3 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop