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Twisted Love Heart Cable Knit Hat Pattern

My new Twisted Love Heart Cable Knit Hat Pattern is a special project filled with love. Enjoy knitting up this slouchy beanie created from my popular Celtic Cable Heart Stitch.

This knitted hat design begins with a brim in the twisted rib stitch, allowing the hat to snugly fit on your head. While knitting the hat’s body, it’s fun to see the cable heart design emerge. Finishing up, the crown is beautifully finished in pattern and ready to wear immediately!

Love heart patterns? Check out my entire collection of heart-shaped designs, perfect for Valentine’s Day gifts.

Find your free knitting instructions further down on this page. You may also purchase my ad-free printable pdf pattern in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop.

Heart Cable Hat knitted on circular needles.
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📖 Printable Knitting Pattern (ad-free)

My 8-page ad-free printable pdf pattern, complete with knitting chart, of my Twisted Love Heart Cable Hat design is available for purchase in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop.

You may also find this pattern in my Etsy, LoveCrafts, and Ravelry Pattern Stores.

I have created a color-coded system in both the written and chart patterns to easily discern the 6 different cable stitches at a glance. Knitters have told me they love it and I hope it helps you, too!

Purchasing this pattern at a low cost is a great way to support my knitting work. Want the free written pattern instructions? Keep reading this page…

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Finished knitted Heart Cable Hat in orange yarn color.
Sample Knitting Pattern pages of the Twisted Love heart cable hat knitting pattern.

📏  Knitted Hat Gauge, Sizes, and Characteristics

Knitted Bottom-Up

This hat pattern is knitted bottom-up from the brim to the crown.

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Gauge Swatch

16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 x 4 in (10 x 10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch with worsted weight yarn knitting with size 8 US needles:
Row 1: Knit All
Row 2: Purl All
Repeat Rows 1 and 2

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Hat Size: Adult

One size fits adult head sizes 19 inches (48 cm) to 24 inches (61 cm) in circumference.

Twisted Love Heart Cable Hat in orange color modeled on head.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Here’s an intermediate-level project for knitters comfortable on circular and double-pointed needles while knitting in the round, cable techniques, and decrease stitches.

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Active Time to Complete: 12 to 16 hours

This hat takes a bit longer to finish than most, since you will be paying close attention to the pattern row-by-row while cable stitching throughout. I estimate it takes approximately 12 to 18 hours to complete, depending on your personal knitting speed.

Textured detail of knitted Heart Cable Hat.

🧶 Knitting Supplies

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Yarn: Worsted Weight #4, 220 yards (200 m)
Samples knit in Cascade 220 Superwash Merino in Cream and Sugar Coral
Feel free to select any fiber and colors of your choice

Knitting Needles

Size 3 US (3.25 mm) 16-inch circular needle

Size 8 US (5.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle

Set of 5 double-pointed needles size 8 US (5.0 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Cable Needle

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

4 Stitch Markers – Scraps of yarn with a slip knot work great

Knitting supplies with circular needles, double pointed needles, and cable needle.

💡 Knitting Techniques

My full video tutorial demonstrates all knitting techniques.

Cable Stitches

  • 2/2R = Slip 2 Hold Back > Knit 2 + Knit 2 from Cable Needle
  • 2/2L = Slip 2 Hold Front > Knit 2 + Knit 2 from Cable Needle
  • 2/2RP = Slip 2 Hold Back > Knit 2 + Purl 2 from Cable Needle
  • 2/2LP = Slip 2 Hold Front > Purl 2 + Knit 2 from Cable Needle
  • 2/1RP = Slip 1 Hold Back > Knit 2 + Purl 1 from Cable Needle
  • 2/1LP = Slip 2 Hold Front > Purl 1 + Knit 2 from Cable Needle

📺 Watch Video Tutorial


💖 Knitting Instructions

Step 1: Cast On

With your smaller size 3 US circular needle, cast on 120 stitches with the long-tail cast-on method. Place a stitch marker at beginning of the round and join without twisting.

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Step 2: Hat Brim

The KTBL Knit Through the Back Loop technique creates one twisted knit stitch by entering the needle into the stitch in the opposite direction. This technique tightens the rib stitches, allowing the hat to fit snugly around the circumference of your head.

Knit all stitches for 8 rows in a twisted 1×1 Rib Stitch pattern, ending at your stitch marker.

Rows 1 – 8: * KTBL, P * (120 St Rem)

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Step 3: Set Up Row

Switch to larger size 8 US circular needle, then increase stitches with the Knit Front and Back technique in the following pattern:

Row 9: * KFB, K14 * (128 St Rem)

Knitting Chart Rows 1 through 9 for Brim of Heart Cable Knit Hat Pattern.

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Step 4: Hat Body

For Rows 10 through 52, work the following four-repeat cable pattern. To best keep track of your place in the pattern, I suggest placing a stitch marker in a different color than the row marker after each 32-stitch repeat.

Beginning with the Heart Cable stitch pattern, this hat includes alternating columns of ribbing with 2/2L cables twisted to the left.

Row 10: * P2, K2, 2/2R, 2/2L, K2, P4, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 11: * P2, K12, P4, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 12: * P2, 2/2RP, K4, 2/2LP, P4, K2, P2, 2/2R, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 13: * P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 14: * P, 2/1RP, P2, 2/2R, P2, 2/1LP, P3, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 15: * P, K2, P3, K4, P3, K2, P3, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 16: * 2/1RP, P3, K4, P3, 2/1LP, P2, K2, P2, 2/2R, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 17: * K2, P4, K4, P4, K2, P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 18: * K2, P4, 2/2R, P4, K2, P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 19: * K2, P4, K4, P4, K2, P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 20: * 2/2LP, 2/2R, 2/2L, 2/2RP, P2, K2, P2, 2/2R, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 21: * P2, K12, P4, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 22: * P2, 2/2RP, K4, 2/2LP, P4, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 23: * P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 24: * P, 2/1RP, P2, 2/2R, P2, 2/1LP, P3, K2, P2, 2/2R, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 25: * P, K2, P3, K4, P3, K2, P3, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 26: * 2/1RP, P3, K4, P3, 2/1LP, P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 27: * K2, P4, K4, P4, K2, P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 28: * K2, P4, 2/2R, P4, K2, P2, K2, P2, 2/2R, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 29: * K2, P4, K4, P4, K2, P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 30: * 2/2LP, 2/2R, 2/2L, 2/2RP, P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 31: * P2, K12, P4, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 32: * P2, 2/2RP, K4, 2/2LP, P4, K2, P2, 2/2R, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 33: * P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 34: * P, 2/1RP, P2, 2/2R, P2, 2/1LP, P3, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 35: * P, K2, P3, K4, P3, K2, P3, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 36: * 2/1RP, P3, K4, P3, 2/1LP, P2, K2, P2, 2/2R, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 37: * K2, P4, K4, P4, K2, P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 38: * K2, P4, 2/2R, P4, K2, P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 39: * K2, P4, K4, P4, K2, P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 40: * 2/2LP, 2/2R, 2/2L, 2/2RP, P2, K2, P2, 2/2R, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 41: * P2, K12, P4, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 42: * P2, 2/2RP, K4, 2/2LP, P4, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 43: * P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 44: * P, 2/1RP, P2, 2/2R, P2, 2/1LP, P3, K2, P2, 2/2R, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 45: * P, K2, P3, K4, P3, K2, P3, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 46: * 2/1RP, P3, K4, P3, 2/1LP, P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 47: * K2, P4, K4, P4, K2, P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 48: * K2, P4, 2/2R, P4, K2, P2, K2, P2, 2/2R, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 49: * K2, P4, K4, P4, K2, P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 50: * 2/2LP, 2/2R, 2/2L, 2/2RP, P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 51: * P2, K12, P4, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 52: * P2, K12, P4, K2, P2, 2/2R, P2, K2, P2 *

Knitting Chart Rows 10 through 52 for Body of Heart Cable Knit Hat Pattern.

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Step 5: Decrease Crown

The following decrease rows create your hat crown finished beautifully in pattern. Change to 4 Double-Pointed Needles by dividing stitches in multiples of 32 once your stitches get too tight on your circular needle.

Decreasing knitted hat crown with double pointed needles.

Row 53: * P2Tog, K6, K2Tog, K4, P2, P2Tog, K2, P2, K2, K2Tog, P2, K2, P2 * (112 St Rem)

Row 54: * P, K11, P3, K2, P2, K3, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 55: * K2Tog, K5, K2Tog, K3, P2, K2Tog, K, P2, K2, P2Tog, P, K2, P2 * (96 St Rem)

Row 56: * K10, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2 *

Row 57: * K2Tog, K4, K2Tog, K2, P2, K2Tog, P2, K2, P2Tog, K2, P2 * (80 St Rem)

Row 58: * K8, P2, K, P2, K2, P, K2, P2 *

Row 59: * K2Tog, K3, K2Tog, K, P2, P2Tog, P, K2, K2Tog, K, P2 * (64 St Rem)

Row 60: * K6, P4, K4, P2 *

Row 61: * K2Tog, K2, K2Tog, P2, P2Tog, K2, K2Tog, P2 * (48 St Rem)

Row 62: * K4, P3, K3, P2 *

Row 63: * K2Tog, K, P2Tog, P * (32 St Rem)

Row 64: * K2, P2 *

Row 65: * K2Tog, P2Tog * (16 St Rem)

Row 66: * K, P *

Row 67: * K2Tog * (8 St Rem)

Knitting Chart Rows 53 through 67 for Crown of Heart Cable Knit Hat Pattern.

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Step 6: Finishing

  • Cut yarn, run tail through all remaining stitches
  • Turn inside out to weave in ends
  • Block to size, if desired.
Finished cable heart hat knitted in cream color yarn on orange background.

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