The Twisted Cable Beanie Pattern features a fun twisted crochet cable! Welcome to week five of the Wonderful Hats Crochet Along!
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This is week five of the Wonderful Hats Crochet Along. Today we will learn how to make the Twisted Cable Beanie.
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For this crochet beanie, I will be using one and a half balls of the Patons Canadiana Yarn by Yarnspirations. The colour I am using in the video tutorial below is the Oatmeal. I will be pairing it with a 5 mm crochet hook. For those curious about the hook that I show in my video today, it is a Furl’s Streamline hook in Ebony.
The design used in the cable beanie today is a twisted crochet cable stitch. It is worked using a combination of double crochet, front post double crochet and extended front post double crochet stitches. Cables can be intimidating at first, but I encourage your to try it! This pattern for the bulk of it is a two row repeat. SO, once you get the hang of it, you are well on your way! The video tutorial below will provide a few extra tips for you.
From the Bottom up:
Like the other hat patterns in this crochet along, it is worked from the bottom (starting at the Brim) up. You can add a pompom to the top, or leave it without, both options look great!
The brim of the hat is worked in rows. In my design I use a series of slip stitches worked in the back loops only, however, if you are not a fan of slip stitches (as I know many are!), then you may substitute the slip stitches for single or even half double crochet stitches.
The size of this hat can be adjusted by changing the multiple of the first round of half double crochet stitches. To adjust the size just start with a multiple of 5 half double crochet stitches in that first round.
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Twisted Cable Beanie Crochet Pattern:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gauge: 19 sts x 12 rows of hdc = 4 inches
Finished Size: 10 x 9.5 inches laid flat excluding pompom
Yarn: Patons® by Canadiana (100% Acrylic; 3.5 oz, 100 g; Approx. 205 yds, 187 m). Worsted/medium Weight (4). You will need 1.5 balls/hat. Colours Shown: Oatmeal, Cherished Pink, Pale Teal.
Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge
OPTIONAL: Pompom to attach to the top
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet Stitch
Dc Cluster – Double Crochet Cluster (yo, insert hook in the stitch indicated, yo and draw up a loop. Yo and draw through 2 loops. yo, insert the hook in the same stitch, yo and draw up a loop. Yo and draw through 2 loops. Yo and draw through the remaining loops.)
Exfpdc – Extended Front Post Double Crochet (yo, insert hook into st indicated, yo, draw up a loop. Yo and draw through 1 loop on hook, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through remaining loops on hook)
Exfpdc cluster – Extended Front Post Double Crochet Cluster (Yo and insert the hook around the post of the stitch indicated, yo and draw up a loop. Yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. Yo and insert your hook around the post of the same st, yo and draw up a loop. Yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. Yo and draw through the remaining loops on your hook.)
Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
Fpdc2tog – Front Post Double Crochet two Stitches Together
Rpt – Repeat
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Brim of hat is worked in rows, body of hat is worked in rounds.
- Ch 1 at beginning of round does not count as stitch.
- Turn at the end of round.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- OPTIONAL: Brim of hat may be worked using either single crochet stitches or half double crochet stitches instead of the slip stitches.
- To adjust the size of your hat your will need a stitch multiple of 5, then work the hat to the desired heigh and begin your decrease.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Brim (Worked in rows):
Row 1: Sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (7 sl sts)
Row 2: Working in the blo, sl st in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (7 sl sts)
Continue to repeat row 2 until work from the beginning measures approximately 19 inches.
Do not fasten off, but fold brim of hat so that two shorter ends meet. Now working through both thicknesses, sl st across working through the blo on each side. Do not fasten off, turn work right side out (so that the right side is facing you).
Now working around the edge of the brim, continue working in rounds as follows:
Hat Body (Worked in rounds):
Rnd 1: Ch 1, evenly work 85 hdc all the way around. Join with a sl st in the first st, do not turn. (85 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each st around, join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, fpdc in the same st as joining, *sk the next 2 sts, exfpdc around each of the next 2 sts, now working in behind the two sts just worked, dc in each of the skipped sts**, fpdc around the next unworked st; rpt from * around ending final rep at **, join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, fpdc in the same st as joining and in each st all the way around. Join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnds 5 – 14: Repeat rnds 3 and 4
Rnd 15: Sk the first st, *sk the next 2 sts, exfpdc around each of the next 2 sts, now working in behind the two sts just worked, dc in each of the skipped sts, sk the next unworked fpdc; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 16: Ch 1, fpdc2tog around the 1st 2 sts, fpdc2tog all the way around, join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 17: Ch 1, sk the first st, *exfpdc cluster around the next st, now working behind the st just made, dc cluster in the skipped st,** sk the next st; Rpt from * all the way around, ending the last rep at the **, join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 18: Ch 1, fpdc2tog all the way around, join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 19: Ch 1, fpdc2tog all the way around, fpdc in the final st; join with a sl st in the first st.
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using the long tail, sew the top of the hat closed. Fasten off and weave in your ends. Attach Pompom to the top.