Intermediate knitters can use this free knit hat pattern to learn how to integrate the beautiful honeycomb cable stitch with fair isle knitting. 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, you’ll have so much fun learning the honeycomb cable stitch if that’s new for you. There’s a video tutorial to support 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 that 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 that would 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 that has a high contrast, Alternatively, work the whole thing in one color for a subtle look all over. You have 24 colors of Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™ to choose from so don’t hesitate to make more than one Capriciously Chic Hat in different color combinations.
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, which is a combination of honeycomb cable stitch and fair isle colorwork. The video tutorial, which you can find below, shows how to work this.
But what exactly is honeycomb cable stitch? This knit stitch uses very simple cable stitches in a unique manner. The result is a thick, dense, textured design which looks a lot like 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.
About Chic Sheep Yarn
Having my own yarn line was always my dream. When the opportunity for that dream to come true appeared, I was elated. And Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™ was born. It is a 100% merino wool yarn, because I wanted a yarn base you’d never want to put down. It’s also machine washable and dryer safe. I hand selected the color palette, giving you two dozen options for bold color choices.
Capriciously Chic Hat Materials
If you’re ready to make this honeycomb cable stitch and fair isle knit hat pattern, then here is what you’ll need:
- Red Heart® Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™: 1 ball each 5673 Fairy Tale A and 5622 Dragon Fruit B
- 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 Cable Stitch and Fair Isle Video Tutorials
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 and fair isle design: