Brilliant Cables Beanie- Free Crochet Pattern

The highly anticipated Brilliant Cables Beanie Pattern is finally here! If you’d like to have a large font, ad free version, you can purchase the inexpensive colored PDF from our Etsy shop here.

You can also add to your Ravelry que here.

I am so excited to share this one with you all, as it is quite possibly what I consider to be the most beautiful beanie I’ve designed so far.

If you are intimidated by the cabling, don’t be!  It’s much easier than you might think, and once you have the hang of it, you’ll be able to breeze through this beanie.

I’ve also written up a step-by-step picture tutorial to help you along the way.  You can check that out here.

I hope you’ll join me in adding this wonderful beanie to your winter wardrobe!

What You’ll Need

6.00mm crochet hook

8.00mm crochet hook

2 skeins of Bulky weight (5) acrylic or acrylic blend yarn- approximately 220 grams or 200 yards (I used Red Heart’s Hygge or Red Heart’s Soft Essentials)

Scissors

embroidery/darning needle

Pom pom (optional)

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Completed Measurements

19” circumference

10” tall

Gauge

In 6.00mm hook:

15 sc in blo= 4”

14 rows= 4”

In 8.00mm hook:

10 dc= 4”

5 rows= 4”

Abbreviations Used

ch= chain

sc= single crochet

blo= back loops only

ss= slip stitch

p/u= pick up

dc= double crochet

st= stitch

fpdc= front post double crochet

bpdc= back post double crochet

fptc= front post treble crochet

fpdc2tog= front post double crochet 2 together

sc2tog= single crochet 2 together

Special Stitches

fpdc= front post double crochet: yarn over, [working in front of your work] insert hook behind post, pull up loop,  yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

bpdc= back post double crochet: yarn over, [working behind your work] insert your hook in front of post, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through last 2 loops on hook

fptc= front post treble crochet: yarn over twice, [working in front of your work] insert hook behind post, pull up loop,  yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through remaining 2 loops

FPTF: front post treble crochet in front of the stitches just skipped

FPTB: front post treble crochet behind the stitches just skipped

Fpdc2tog= front post double crochet 2 together:  yarn over, [working in front of work] insert hook behind  1st post, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, insert hook behind next post, pull up loop,  yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through remaining 3 loops

Pattern Notes

  • Cabling will typically result in a looser tension.  It is for this reason that I highly recommend using the yarn suggested, and making a gauge swatch before you begin.  You may need to either adjust your tension or switch your hook size to achieve a proper fitting beanie.
  • Once cabling begins, the stitch locations will change. To help identify which stitch comes next, I recommend pulling the sides of your work a bit to straighten out the round prior.  
  • You should also note that the back post double crochet between each group of 12 will be in the same location on each round.

Pattern for the Brim

With 6.00 mm crochet hook

Foundation: ch 11 (11)

Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn (10)

Row 2-65: ch 1, sc in blo, turn (10)

Work a ss  into each stitch of row 65 to each stitch of the foundation row, joining the brim and creating a cylinder.

Pattern for the hat

Switch to 8.00 mm crochet hook

Foundation: ch 2, p/u 65 dc sts around the top of the brim (65)

Round 1: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 2, *fpdc 12, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (65)

Round 2: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 2, *sk 4, fptc 4, FPTF 4, dc 4, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (65)

Round 3: ss into 1st fptc, ch 2, *fpdc 12, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (65)

Round 4: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 2, *fpdc 4, sk 4, fptc 4, FPTB 4, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (65)

Round 5: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 2, *fpdc 12, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (65)

Round 6-13: repeat rounds 2-5 two more times (65)

Round 14: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 2, *fpdc2tog 6, bpdc, repeat from * around (35)

Round 15: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 1, sc 1, sc2tog around (18)

Fasten off leaving long tail.  Use tail to weave in and out around stitches of round 15.  Pull tail tight to close the hat.  Tie off and attach faux fur pom pom to the top.

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2 Comments

  • Using Hygge, 65 rows is too long. Can you advise me how many rows will go with the pattern repeats of body. Thank you.

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