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Northward – a free cable hat pattern!

June 30, 2015
Northward Hat by Tin Can Knits
Northward Hat by Tin Can Knits

Northward, another fabulous free pattern by Tin Can Knits.

You may be feeling the heat of summer (in places that have hot summers, sighs Emily in the cool of Edinburgh), but we’re always thinking ahead to quick knits for fall and winter.  Formerly Emily’s Chunky Cable hat, Northward is a super quick chunky cable hat, now sized from baby to big, and fabulously free!

Northward: simple cushy cables

Northward Hat by Tin Can Knits

Northward Project Details :::

Northward Hat by Tin Can KnitsPattern: Free Pattern – download now!
Sizing: baby (child, adult S/M, L); fits head 14 (17, 20, 23) inches around
Yarn: 70 (80, 100, 120) yds worsted / aran wt yarn.  Shown in Madelinetosh Home in ‘charcoal’ and ‘tart’
Needles: US #9 / 5.5mm 16” circular and US #10.5 / 6.5mm 16” circular and DPNs, baby size worked entirely on DPNs
Gauge: 14 sts & 20 rounds / 4” in stockinette on larger needles
Notions: stitch marker, cable needle, darning needle

Northward Hat by Tin Can Knits

It’s cute on little babes too!

Is it time to tackle cables?

I always say that cables are the best kept secret in knitting! They look impressive, but to be honest, basic cables aren’t that much more difficult than your standard knit and purl.  We’ve got a step-by-step tutorial here, so just download Northward and cast on now!

How To Cable

Do you teach knitting?

If you’re teaching a beginners cable class, the Northward pattern or the Antler Hat pattern are ideal free patterns to base your class upon.  You are always welcome use Tin Can Knits free (or paid) patterns for teaching, that’s what they’re designed for!  Would you like to learn more about our free patterns and tutorials?  Get our email updates so you don’t miss out on the new designs and subscriber-only specials.


The Antler hat, another great free cable pattern from Tin Can Knits.

 Other cozy cable projects by TCK:

Antler CardiganDrift blanket by Tin Can KnitsStovetop Hat by Tin Can Knits

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Margaret permalink
    February 8, 2019 9:15 pm

    These patterns r great but I need the instructions

  2. Mrs Linda rath permalink
    February 1, 2019 7:19 am

    I need the instructions for the above hat so I can knit it kindly allow open

    • Mrs Linda rath permalink
      February 1, 2019 7:21 am

      Kindly se d me the instructions of the hat

  3. Kathryn Lienau permalink
    June 22, 2017 7:21 pm

    Thanks for the patterns. I do mostly charity knitting. Enjoy and relax at the same time.

  4. December 20, 2016 11:46 am

    I have a question. How do the intervals of k16 p3 work out evenly with 95 stitches?

    • December 20, 2016 12:07 pm

      Hi – the Northward hat doesn’t have multiples of 16, do you maybe mean the Antler hat? For the 95 stitch size the repeat is k16, p5 around, not 3.

  5. December 28, 2015 2:46 pm

    I love knit cables, I love this hat ! thank you!

  6. July 7, 2015 4:03 pm

    Thanks for the free pattern, that looks like a great pattern to use for myself and for Christmas gifts!

  7. July 1, 2015 3:31 pm

    Love this! Thanks for sharing

  8. July 1, 2015 1:25 pm

    These are beautiful patterns! And, yes, I DO teach knitting + crocheting! I’ve downloaded both your pattern suggestions and will be putting them on my class offerings calendar this Autumn. Thanks for the perfectly-timed suggestion! :-D

  9. July 1, 2015 6:40 am

    I’ll never forgive my husband for losing the Antler Hat I knit him. I even knit him hand warmers that I’d added the cable to and he lost those too! I have a great amount of Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool so I might knit him this…. after I chain it to his winter coat.

  10. July 1, 2015 1:24 am

    Thak you for another lovely free patterns. I finished a Clayoquot recently and I might try this one too. Your hats are quite addictive.

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