What a Twist
Bulky cabled hat, worked sideways, then in the round, then sideways again, then in the round again.
This pattern was originally published [in Knitscene Accessories 2013] as Pink Squish Hat. It was re-released as a self-published pattern in December 2014.
This hat uses what I call sideways edge cast-on and bind- off techniques to work in opposite directions with no picked up stitches or seaming. Combine that with the cables and garter stitch texture throughout, and the surface of this hat seems to twist and turn all over itself, in and out of the different sections.
The buttons serve two purposes: they are decorative, of course, and they prevent the need to seam or graft any edges together on the sideways sections.
This hat may not move along quite as speedily as other bulky knits, with the tight gauge and all those cables and turns, but it is still a quick knit in this squishy yarn, and with the unique construction saving you finishing steps, you will surely be sa