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This beanie is a free crochet pattern and is called the Ribbed Cable Textured Beanie. It features the beautiful cable stitch and a special technique to make the perfect ribbed brim.
Recently, all my pattern seem to have the cable stitch. Why? Because I just love the elegance of this stitch. It is so beautiful and timeless. You can use it for some many creations and always will bring out the beauty of the piece.
Furthermore, I wanted the beanie to be top down, meaning I really wanted to highlight that you can create the perfect ribbed brim on a top down beanie. I just love that you actually do not have to use a pom-pom for this beanie. Although I chose to.
The Ribbed Cable Textured Beanie also has a beautiful faux fur pom-pom to rounded up the top of the beanie and brings back the grey color used in the ribbing.
Most top down beanies use the front and back post stitches to create a nice ribbing. But already having used those stitches for the cables, I felt like it was too much. So I chose to add the perfect ribbed brim using single crochet in the back loop only.
Having the top of the beanie be flat and then start the cable stitch a bit longer provides and easy way for anyone to adjust the pattern to make it into the size you need it to be in. I really love that feature on the Ribbed Cable Textured Beanie.
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In addition, I wanted to highlight how you can create different cable stitches within the same pattern. The Ribbed Cable Textured Beanie for sure has that. It has a skinny and a more bold version of a cable stitch.
I believe those different cable stitches really bring out a nice texture and show of the gorgeousness of twisted cord-like cables.
I wrote the pattern such that you can adjust the pattern easily. The pattern is written for a female adult hat, but due to the repeat, that also can be adjusted, one can make the hat bigger or smaller very easily.
And if you prefer checking out all my other hat or beanie patterns I promise you will not be disappointed. I love every single one of them. Seriously, I could not decide which one would be my favorite.
Because so many of you always would like my patterns as a pdf, I also created the Ribbed Cable Textured Beanie as a pdf pattern that has all the photos added after the actual pattern. That way you do not have to print out the pictures unless you really want to.
Now before I tell you more and more about this awesome pattern, let me now tell you what you will need for this pattern and how to create it.
How to crochet the Ribbed Cable Textured Beanie
Stitches used (US terms):
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- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- blo = back loop only
- dc = double crochet
- fpdc = front post double crochet
- fptr = front post treble crochet
- ch = chain
4 dc x 2 rows = 1 square inch
7.5 inches in diameter and 8 inches in height (without pom-pom)
Before you get started with the pattern, I wanted to let you know that I have a very detailed tutorial on how to crochet the cable stitch in the round which you should take a look at if you never made this stitch before.
This tutorial was made for an adult head. But as mentioned before it can be easily adjusted. Learn how to adjust any hat pattern to make it into the size you need it to be in HERE.
Furthermore, I have a very detailed tutorial on how to crochet the perfect ribbed brim that you will need to take a look at if you have never made one before. It is very easy and fast to make.
Ribbed Cable Textured Beanie Pattern
Start with the aubergine yarn. Rounds 1 thru 5 are increasing rounds. Stop early or make additional rounds if you need the diameter of the beanie to be different. Then start at round 6 (ignore the stitch count at that point).
Round 1: make a magic ring and add 10 dc’s and then pull the ring closed, sl st to the first st (10 sts)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc’s into each stitch all around, sl st to the first st (20 sts)
Round 3: Ch 2, *1 dc, 2 dc’s in the next st, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (30 sts)
Round 4: Ch 2, *1 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc’s in the next st, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (40 sts)
Round 5: Ch 2, *1 dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc’s in the next st, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (50 sts)
Round 6: Ch 2, *skip 2 sts, 1 fptr in the next 2 sts, 1 fptr in the skipped sts, 1 dc in the next 2 sts, skip 1 st, 1 fpdc in the next st, 1 fpdc in the skipped st, 1 dc in the next 2 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (50 sts)
Round 7: Ch 2, *1 fpdc in the next 4 sts, 1 dc in the next 2 sts, 1 fpdc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 2 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (50 sts)
Round 8 – 13: repeat rounds 6 and 7. More or less repeats can be made here depending on the height of the beanie. But keep in mind that you still add the brim.
You can cut the aubergine yarn now, as you do not use it anymore. Start with the grey heather yarn. Switch the hook size to the 4.0mm hook.
Row 1: Attach the yarn with a slip knot, Ch 11, 1 sc into each ch starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, sl st to the next aubergine colored st (towards the left if you are right handed) (10 sts)
Row 2: Sl st to the next aubergine colored st (to start the next row), now ignore and skip the just created 2 slip stitches, 1 sc in the blo into each st, ch 1, turn
Row 3: 1 sc in the blo into each st, sl st to the next aubergine colored st
Row 4 – 50: repeat rows 2 and 3
Once finished all around, flip the beanie inside out and slip stitch the beginning and the end of the brim together. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Feel free to add a pom-pom now or leave it as is. Some people add a temporary pom-pom that they can add or take off anytime they want.
I absolutely love the look of the Ribbed Cable Textured Beanie. I like that the brim looks so perfect and does not include additional front and back post stitches.
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