I chose this project to make for my daughter Aimee to go with the Braided Cowl that I also made for her. This was a fun project to do. I think Aimee liked the cowl but I know she loved the hat.
YouTube Title – How to Crochet a Hat – Cable Twist Hat
Posted by – The Crochet Crowd
Link to YouTube Video – How To Crochet Cable Twist Hat
Crochet Stitches/Techniques You Need to be Familiar With
- Double Crochet Stitch (dc)
- Front Post/Back Post Double Crochet Stitch (dcfp/dcbp)
- Half Double Crochet (hdc)
- Decrease – dc2tog & dc3tog (double crochet 2 or 3 stitches together)
Here are the materials I used:
- Yarn – 1 Skein Red Heart Super Saver (medium weight 4) color Grey Heather
- Hook – I-9
How long it took to make this: I did not keep track of the exact amount of time. It did take me a little longer than it should have because I had never done any sort of cable pattern before. I would estimate it was less than 3 hours.
This was the first time I had ever attempted a cabled pattern and this tutorial was perfect for learning this new technique. I really like the Crochet Crowd tutorials. The host Mikey is an excellent teacher. He goes over the written pattern as he demonstrates the stitches and he also makes a pattern diagram that he also explains as he crochets along. Having said that, this is not the best project for someone that is brand new to crochet, but if you understand the concept of front and back post crochet, decrease stitches, and skipped stitches you should be able to do this. The pattern from Yarnspirations has this as an Intermediate Skill Level project. I think the only modification I made to this pattern was to add a few more rows at the top because I thought the height was not going to be enough, but as you can see from the picture above, my daughter ended up folding up the brim of the hat. I should have trusted the pattern and not put the extra rows in.
There is a link on the tutorial for the written pattern but it didn’t open correctly when I clicked it. Here is a link that should work fine. Caron Yarnspirations Cable Twist Hat
If you are ready for a challenge and want to try out a new technique that looks great for hats, scarves, sweaters, and blankets then this is a great tutorial to watch.
~Tami – Tanglewood Knots
Here is the braided cowl being modeled by my youngest daughter Madeline.