Brilliant Cables Beanie- Free Crochet Pattern
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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. But, if you’re still feeling lost and want to see a video tutorial, we recently released a tutorial on making our Cozy Cables Blanket Square. While the pattern in this video is worked flat, and the cables in the Brilliant Cables Beanie are worked in the round, this tutorial will still be helpful in teaching you the basics of how to cable crochet. You can find the high quality video on Youtube here.
And if you love this pattern so much that you’d like to make some in smaller sizes for the littles in your life, we have a Baby, Toddler and Child size available 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)
Pom pom (optional)
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In 6.00mm hook:
15 sc in blo= 4”
14 rows= 4”
In 8.00mm hook:
10 dc= 4”
5 rows= 4”
sc= single crochet
blo= back loops only
ss= slip stitch
p/u= pick up
dc= double crochet
fpdc= front post double crochet
bpdc= back post double crochet
fptc= front post treble crochet
fpdc2tog= front post double crochet 2 together
dec= decrease (single crochet 2 together)
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
- 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.
- Take care to the abbreviations in each round and look out specifically for the FPTB stitch, if you accidentally work a FPTF instead, the cabling will not look braided.
- When working the fpdc sts in the 2nd and 4th rounds, you may also work 4 dc. The fpdc may help you to better track those stitches for subsequent rounds, but either stitch will result in a similar look.
- If you’re looking for additional help working cables, why not check out our first ever video tutorial on YouTube? While this tutorial shows you how to work cables flat, the only difference you need to note when working the center cable shown in the video and the cables in this pattern, is that on the rows worked on the “Wrong Side” in the video, is when you’ll be working the 12 fpdc rounds in this pattern.
Pattern for the Brim
With 6.00 mm crochet hook
Foundation: ch 11, turn (11)
Row 1-65: 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 dc, ch 2, *fpdc 12, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (65)
Round 2: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 2, *sk 4, fptc 4, FPTF 4, fpdc 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 2, sc 1, dec 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.