Weekends at the Cabin Hat

Fun, simplistic, gender-neutral, and easy to wear. The Weekends at the Cabin Hat is a 2-in-1 hat pattern including the option to work a mountain motif or a tree motif, and four size options. It is worked in DK weight, creating a quick and cozy knit.

This design is perfect for an adventurous beginner knitter who is comfortable with the knit stitch and has some experience with working in the round. Techniques that may be new to you include purling, decreasing stitches, and working slipped cross stitches. Learn more about the techniques used in this pattern here.

Regardless of size, this pattern uses just one 100-gram skein of DK weight yarn. Learn more about the yarn requirements here.

There's a knit-a-long for this pattern! Knit the My Forever Home Collection with fellow Montana and fiber enthusiasts, and have a chance to win prizes through January 31, 2021! Learn more about the Montana KAL here!
Relaxing on the sofa, watching the snow quietly blanket the evergreen landscape, listening to the crackle of the wood fire burning after a fun, but cold, day in the mountains. This is the epitome of a weekend spent at the cabin.
 
Weekends at the Cabin Hat is one of five knitting patterns in the "My Forever Home" Collection. The pattern was inspired by the remote woods of Montana -- where you go to spend a weekend away at a cabin. It features a slipped cross stitch motif representing the mountains and trees that you see out the cabin window.
 
Life's busy. You feel like you're constantly running errands, bringing your kids to this event or that, meeting up with business clients. And if not that, then you're out for a run, raking up the leaves, tending to the garden. You spend a lot of time dashing in and out of the house, and you need simple accessories to keep you warm in the chilly months. Something that doesn't require much care, is easy to style, and lightweight so you can easily shove it in your purse when you don't need it. Weekends at the Cabin is your favorite hat because it's just that: simple, practical, and easy to wear. Plus, it fits multiple heads in the family, and everyone loves the style! Double win!
 
You have a lot of down time in your day. No, not free time, when you can crank out all of the projects. Just a couple minutes here, and a few minutes there. Sitting in the school pick-up line. Waiting for an appointment. Listening in on a conference call. Watching the kids' sports games. Times when you're doing something, but also not doing anything. Your hands are free, and you'd love to get a few stitches in during these moments.
 
Weekends at the Cabin is one of your favorite on-the-go projects for these moments; it's simple to follow and easy to stuff in your purse!
 
Weekends at the Cabin is a great hat knitting pattern for knitters of every level who are comfortable with knitting, purling, and working in the round. New-to-you techniques within this pattern may include slipped cross stitches and decreases. 
 
If you are unfamiliar with slipped cross stitches, they are a simplistic cable - and in my tutorials I even show you how to work them without a cable needle!  
All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step (written and charted) instructions with linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence and joy. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.
 
Gauge
   20 stitches, 28 rounds = 4” / 10 cm            for P2, K1 ribbing
Construction
   Bottom-up in the round
Sizing
   Child (Small Adult, Medium Adult,          Large Adult)
   Fits Head Circumference: 19 (21, 22,          23) in / 48.5 (53.5, 56, 58.5) cm
   Hat Height: 8 (8.5, 9, 9.5) in / 20.5          (21.5, 23, 24.5) cm
Yarn
   140 (160, 180, 200) yds / 129 (147,            165, 183) m; 52 (60, 67, 74) grams        DK weight yarn*
Designed using Western Sky Knits’ Merino 17 DK in Mother Lode. Get color and yarn recommendations here.
Tools
   3.5 mm (US size 4) – or size needed        to obtain gauge – circular needles,        minimum 16” (40 cm) long
   3.5 mm (US size 4) - or size needed        to obtain guage - double pointed          needles, optional
   Cable needle, optional
   Darning needle
 
*Note: This pattern was designed using a 100% wool yarn. Test knitters discovered that a heavy DK or Aran weight worked best when using a non-animal fiber.

What Knitters Are Saying...

"Just finished the hat. What a fun hat to knit. I love the way it came out. I will definitely knit this one again." - test knitter
"Really is a fast knit." - test knitter
"Easy, quick pattern to knit." - test knitter
"Knitted up very nicely from some stash yarn I had on hand. Will definitely knit this pattern again." - test knitter
"Once again, a great pattern!" - test knitter
"Loved the hat pattern!! Well written and easy to follow!!!" - test knitter
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