Northward – a free cable hat pattern!
Northward, another fabulous free pattern by Tin Can Knits.
You may be feeling the heat of summer (in places that have hot summers, sighs Emily in the cool of Edinburgh), but we’re always thinking ahead to quick knits for fall and winter. Formerly Emily’s Chunky Cable hat, Northward is a super quick chunky cable hat, now sized from baby to big, and fabulously free!
Northward: simple cushy cables
Sizing: baby (child, adult S/M, L); fits head 14 (17, 20, 23) inches around
Yarn: 70 (80, 100, 120) yds worsted / aran wt yarn. Shown in Madelinetosh Home in ‘charcoal’ and ‘tart’
Needles: US #9 / 5.5mm 16” circular and US #10.5 / 6.5mm 16” circular and DPNs, baby size worked entirely on DPNs
Gauge: 14 sts & 20 rounds / 4” in stockinette on larger needles
Notions: stitch marker, cable needle, darning needle
It’s cute on little babes too!
Is it time to tackle cables?
I always say that cables are the best kept secret in knitting! They look impressive, but to be honest, basic cables aren’t that much more difficult than your standard knit and purl. We’ve got a step-by-step tutorial here, so just download Northward and cast on now!
Do you teach knitting?
If you’re teaching a beginners cable class, the Northward pattern or the Antler Hat pattern are ideal free patterns to base your class upon. You are always welcome use Tin Can Knits free (or paid) patterns for teaching, that’s what they’re designed for! Would you like to learn more about our free patterns and tutorials? Get our email updates so you don’t miss out on the new designs and subscriber-only specials.
The Antler hat, another great free cable pattern from Tin Can Knits.
Other cozy cable projects by TCK: