れんれん (Japanese) – longing of being in love

As long as I have lived, and in various climates, I can attest that the winter staple of every personal wardrobe of any age is a classic cabled hat. Having knit and designed my fair share of cabled hats throughout my knitting path, RENREN is the kind of design that pushed me to explore other possibilities beyond traditional cabling techniques. To achieve higher relief on the surface I’ve combined several maneuvers to develop this “modular cabling with negative space” technique. This innovative cabling method produces striking cables that are more dimensional and defined, while the hat itself remains stretchy and malleable. And combining this cabling method with this particular yarn made it incredibly lightweight yet warm. Implementing 2×2 ribbing for brim with the impeccable cast on technique provides additional comfort while supporting the lattice-shaped framework of the cable patterning. Offered in 2 sizes, this hat will be a wonderful gift for your loved ones!
This pattern comes with 7 video tutorials included in the pattern.


Woolfolk LUFT (55% Ovis 21 Ultimate merino®, 45% pima cotton), 109 yds / 100 m per 50 g / 1.76 oz;
2 (3) skeins;
Size 1 shown in color L08 (pink grey);
Size 2 shown in color L12 (dark grey);

OR 214 (239) yds / 196 (219) m of any other Aran weight yarn


US 8 (5 mm) 16” / 41 cm circular and dpns (for CO and body)
US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” / 41 cm circular (for CO and ribbing) and a spare needle
OR use size to obtain gauge


1 [16 sts and 16 rows] cabled repeat = 2½” / 6.5 cm wide and 3″ / 7.5 cm tall worked on larger size needle and measured once dry after washing and blocking
23 sts and 36 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in 2×2 ribbing worked on smaller size needle and measured relaxed once dry after washing and blocking


Circumference at the widest point 20 (22½)“ / 51 (57) cm
Circumference at brim 19½ (21½)”/ 49.5 (53.5) cm
Total Height/Length 9¾-10” / 24.5 (25.5) cm