Honeycomb Cable Stitch Free Knit Hat Pattern

Intermediate knitters can use this free knit hat pattern to learn to integrate the beautiful honeycomb cable stitch with knitting colorwork techniques. The result is an eye-catching two-tone design. You can make it in any combination of colors to celebrate holidays, show school or team spirit, or simply create a beautiful accessory. Moreover, if that’s new for you, you’ll have so much fun learning the honeycomb cable stitch. A video tutorial supports you if you get lost along the way.

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About the Capriciously Chic Hat

The Capriciously Chic hat is one of the patterns I designed as part of the second collection of Chic Sheep yarn. In other words, I took my knowledge of this yarn and designed a free knit hat pattern to perfectly showcase what I love most about it.

I designed the hat using two colors that are close together to give a two-tone look. I think it’s a nice bold choice for an accessory. However,  you can pick any two of your favorite colors. Pick something with a high contrast, Alternatively, work the whole thing in one color for a subtle all-over look. 

What Is Honeycomb Cable Stitch?

Designed to start at the brim, I switched it up a little and worked a twisted rib brim. After that, we go into the pattern, combining honeycomb cable stitch and fair isle colorwork. The video tutorial, which you’ll find below, shows how to work this.

But what exactly is a honeycomb cable stitch? This knit stitch uses very simple cable stitches in a unique manner. The result is a thick, dense, textured design that resembles a honeycomb. The hexagonal repeating pattern makes a powerful impact. Because it’s such a dense stitch with a lot of texture but not a lot of drape, honeycomb cable stitch works particularly well for making a thick and cozy knit hat like this one.

Yarn Choice

Chic Sheep, the yarn that I created, is a 100% merino wool yarn. It’s so soft and great for warm accessories like hats. I was so sad when my yarn was discontinued. You can still pick some up here and there, so grab it when you can. However, you might also use these alternative choices for this hat:

Capriciously Chic Hat With Honeycomb Cable Stitch: Materials

If you’re ready to make this honeycomb cable stitch and fair isle knit hat pattern, then here’s what you’ll need:

  • Yarn used in the sample was discontinued, and the Swish Worsted by WeCrochet / KnitPicks is a great alternative yarn to Chic Sheep Yarn.
    • Red Heart® Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™: 1 ball each 5673 Fairy Tale A and 5622 Dragon Fruit B (see note above about yarn)
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 4.5mm [US 7] and 5mm [US 8], 16″ (40.5 cm)
  • Susan Bates® Double Pointed Needles: One set 5mm [US 8]
  • Cable Needle
  • Yarn needle
  • Susan Bates® split lock stitch markers
  • FREE Capriciously Chic Hat Pattern
  • Optional: video tutorial (below)

Get the Capriciously Chic Hat Free Knit Pattern

Get the hat pattern here or click the image below:

honeycomb knit cable hat pattern-2

Honeycomb Cable Stitch: Video Tutorial

Here is the Capriciously Chic Hat video tutorial. This shows you how to work the unique twisted brim as well as the honeycomb cable stitch:


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