Interlocking Cable Hat

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This close-fitting beanie is distinguished by organic cabled forms that flow and interlock in unexpected ways. Ring motifs are created by abrupt increases and decreases. Worked at a snug gauge in Shelter, Naos makes a very warm and eye-catching winter accessory. The pattern is both charted and written, so you can follow the directions according to your preference.




  • 140 (155) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • 1 (2) skein(s) of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in color Sap (small/medium); large not shown
  • 24 stitches & 32 rounds = 4″ in Cable pattern with Size A needle, after blocking
  • One 41-stitch wide Cable panel from chart or written instructions measures approximately 6¾” wide with Size A needle, after blocking
  • 20 stitches & 40 rounds = 4″ in 2×2 ribbing with Size B needle, slightly stretched after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 16″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain cable gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 16″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain ribbing gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)

  • One 16″ circular needle* two sizes smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

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

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished dimensions
  • 20¾ (21½)” circumference at brim

  • 20½” circumference at main section

  • 8¼ (9)” height

Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

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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