Huddle is a wonderfully warm hat, designed to keep out the cold on the bleakest mid-winter days. The dense stitches, doubled trim, and beginner-friendly texture make this pattern a joy to knit, as well as accessible to knitters who’d like to try cable knitting for the first time. You can also team it with the Fond mittens and Assembly scarf for a set of timeless knitted accessories.
Three sizes are provided in the Huddle pattern, but if you wish to make further adjustments, here are some suggestions. To alter the depth, you can simply change how much of the turn-back is turned back! Alternatively, you can add or remove a 12-row section of basket weave pattern in the body of the hat. You will then need to tweak how you work the crown shaping pattern so that the garter stitch and rib sections match up correctly.
The Huddle hat starts with a cable trim that is knitted back and forth as a long strip. Stitches are picked up along one edge of this strip and the basket weave and rib turn-back is worked back and forth before switching to larger needles and working the same pattern for the body of the hat. The crown is then shaped with decreases before the hat is seamed to finish.
To alter the circumference, you can use a larger or smaller needle to change the gauge. Do knit a swatch if you choose this approach and check that you are happy with the knitted fabric.
The sample was knitted with Something to Knit with Aran. Unfortunately this yarn is now discontinued. However, any Aran yarn with a stocking stitch/stockingette tension of 18 sts x 24 rows to 10cm will be an excellent substitute. Please visit YarnSub for more guidance, and make sure you knit a test swatch!
This textured knitted hat pattern is also part of the Something to Knit Together Winter Edition. Other pieces in this collection include the:
The Something to Knit Together Winter Edition was produced in collaboration with A-C Techniques. You can buy single patterns here, but the complete collection is also available from A-C Techniques’ Ravelry shop.
There are also several finished projects on Ravelry to inspire you – many knitters have enjoyed making their Huddle hats!
- Picking up stitches (photo and video tutorial)
- Working cables with and without a cable needle (photo and video tutorial)
You can also visit AC Techniques’ YouTube channel for more video tutorials, which also include help with finishing techniques.