I made this fishing-type hat for my dad with this pattern I made up: CO 144 stitches on a circular needle. When circular is too small switch to dpns. *Work for three rounds in stockinette. Knit 8 stitches. Make an 8 stictch Cable. Knit 16. Do an 8 stitch cable. Knit 16. Make an 8 stictch Cable. Knit 16. Do an 8 stitch cable. Knit 16 Make an 8 stictch Cable. Knit 8. Work another round in stockinette.* Repeat the rounds between stars for four inches. Work a decreasing row by knitting 2 together all the way around. Remaining stitches:72 [Work for three rounds in stockinette. Knit 4 stitches. Make an 4 stictch Cable. Knit 8. Do an 4 stitch cable. Knit 8. Make an 4 stictch Cable. Knit 8. Do an 4 stitch cable. Knit 8 Make an 8 stictch Cable. Knit 4. Work another round in stockinette.] Repeat rounds between brackets for another 4 inches. Put stitches on a set of double pionted needles. Work another round of decreasing by knitting 2 together the whole round. Remaining stitches:36. Work 2 rounds in stockinette. Decrease one row by knitting two tocether for the whole round. Remanining stitches:18. Work 2 more round in stockinette. Decrease for one row by knitting two together for one round. Remaining stiches:9. Work one more round in stocinette. Take stitches off of needles. Thread yarn through. Tie yarn and weave in loose ends.
Rememer: The cap is supposed to curl at the bottom.
This pattern makes an adult sized hat. To make a child sized hat, CO 72 stitches and start at the first bracket( [ ) in the pattern. IMPORTANT: When Making a child sized hat, instead of doing the instructions between brackets for four inches, do them for 8.
I did this pattern in Bernat camoflage yarn.