SoCal hat


This quick knit hat incorporates an easy-to-memorize faux cable pattern adapted from The Stitch Collection by Debbie O’Neill. No cable needle required!

The effect is achieved using slipped stitches which are dropped every six rows. It’s somewhat terrifying the first time, but lots of fun after that. And since the slipped stitches combat pooling, SoCal works especially well with variegated yarns.

SIZE: The pattern is written for a size to fit most adult heads.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: About 19 inches [48 cm] in circumference. Will comfortably fit heads up to 23 inches [58.5 cm] in circumference.


Wool version (shown in green): Malabrigo Rios (100% superwash merino; 210 yd/192 m per 100g); color Solis; 1 skein

Cotton version (shown in blue): Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton (100% cotton; 150 yds/137 m per 100g); color Mediterranean; 1 skein

NEEDLES: 16-inch US #7/4.5 mm circular needle & set of four or five US #7/4.5 mm double-pointed needles.

NOTIONS: Stitch marker, yarn needle

GAUGE: 18 sts/24 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch; 26 sts/32 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Faux Cable pattern.

SKILLS NEEDED: Working in the round, slipping stitches, basic decreases.

This pattern may be purchased for $3.50 through my Ravelry store or by clicking the “Buy Now” button below (you do not have to have a Ravelry account to purchase). The .pdf patterns will be automatically stored in your Ravelry library or emailed to you.

 Cotton SoCal hatSoCal cotton version back viewSoCal wool version