Comforati Hat Knitting Pattern (PDF) by Phibersmith Designs
This pattern is also available as a kit, including yarn and pompom.
The winter wardrobe staple - heavy cables; cozy, springy wool; and of course the faux-fur pom - are given a little pomp and circumstance with funky cables, dialled-up texture, and a removable pompom for ease of care and endless customizing opportunities. You’ll want one in every colour (the pompoms too), and be warned: so will your friends.
Sizing up or down (beyond provided sizes): The hat is easily sized down by removing stitches from the dot stitch section (the last 4(6, 8) stitches of the Cable Stitch Pattern); and conversely, sized up by adding stitches to that section. To keep things even, add or subtract stitches in pairs to each pattern repeat. In this way the hat could be altered for children’s sizes, or extra large sizes.
Sizes: Small / medium / large to fit head circumference 20" (51 cm) / 21" (53.5 cm) / 22" (56 cm)
Pattern includes complete written instructions, as well as chart for cable pattern.
Tools & Materials
- Yarn: Aran weight, 164 yards/150 m (Debbie Bliss Blue-Faced Leicester Aran, 100% Superwash BFL Wool, 50g = 82 yds/75 m)
- Needles: US Size 6 (4 mm) & US Size 8 (5 mm) each 16” circular needle, and set of 4 or 5 US Size 8 (5 mm) DPNs
- Gauge: 21 stitches and 26 rows = 4" / 10 cm in [K2, P2] rib with smaller needle, lightly blocked.
- Notions: Stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle, 4” (10 cm) faux fur pompom with snap for attaching, sewing needle and matching thread
- Knitting in the round
Stitches Used (beyond K and P):
- Various cable stitches
Full list of abbreviations included in pattern.