Cable & Bobble Hat

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Pendant trios of bobbles framed in cable shields decorate this ornate hat. A ground of reverse stockinette throws the motifs into high relief and shows off Arbor’s capacity for rendering crisp stitchwork. Laurel is designed for a close fit; the elastic tubular cast-on and double-ribbed brim make it stretchy enough to fit most adult heads.


  • 170 yards of DK weight yarn


Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

  • 27½ stitches & 32 rounds = 4″ in Laurel Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), unstretched after blocking
  • One 24-stitch repeat from chart measures approximately 3½” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 16” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 16″ circular needle* two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (for optional Tubular Cast On only)

  • One 16″ circular needle* one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4) 

*32” circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

Finished dimensions
  • 18¼” [46.5 cm] circumference at brim; 21″ circumference at widest point
  • 7¾” [19.5 cm] height

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern: 

  • 2×2 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; multiple of 4 stitches)
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