Mommy & Me Brilliant Cables Beanie- Free Crochet Pattern

There has been so much love for the Brilliant Cables Beanie, I just had to make a Mommy & Me pattern for it! Below you will find the pattern for this elegant beanie in baby, toddler and child sizes.  For the adult female size, you can get the free pattern here.

Please read through all pattern notes and check out the tutorial with step-by-step pictures available here before you begin.

Each Pattern is written out separately based on size.  You will also notice that the child and toddler size cabling is the same amount of stitches around.  This is not a typo 😉

working 6 braids of 9 stitches was WAY too big for the child size, but there are extra rows in the brim and beanie to give it a bit more room for a child’s noggin.

I hope you enjoy making a set of this super cozy beanie as much as I did!

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What You’ll Need

6.00mm crochet hook

8.00mm crochet hook

2 skeins of Bulky weight (5) acrylic or acrylic blend yarn- approximately 177 grams for child size, 150 for grams toddler size and 93 grams for baby size (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

Baby

14″ circumference

7″ tall

Toddler

16″ circumference

8″ tall

Child 

17″ circumference

9 1/2″ 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

Fp&bpdctog= front post double crochet and back post double crochet 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 in front of next post [working behind your work], pull up loop,  yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through remaining 3 loops

Pattern Notes

  • The sizes provided are based on the Craft Yarn Council’s standard measurements.  However, it is important to remember that each beanie provides an approximate 3″stretch around.  So if you’re stuck between 2 sizes, you’d probably be better off going with the smaller size.
  • 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.
  • The amount of stitches of the cabling portion of this pattern cannot be easily changed, but if you need to adjust the sizing to more properly fit, you can adjust the amount of stitches in the brim.  Just be mindful that this beanie is meant to stretch.
  • 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 9 (or 12) will be in the same location on each round.
  • For the Baby size, you will be using the Fp&bpdctog stitch.  This is the same idea as a dc2tog, but you will be joining a front post double crochet to a back post double crochet.  The back post double crochet mentioned, will be the same back post double crochet between each cable.

Baby Pattern 

Pattern for the Brim

With 6.00 mm crochet hook

Foundation: ch 6 (6)

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn (5)

Row 2-40: ch 1, sc in blo, turn (5)

Work a ss  into each stitch of row 40 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 40 dc sts around the top of the brim (40)

Round 1: ss into 1st dc, ch 2, *fpdc 9, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (40)

Round 2: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 2, *sk 3, fptc 3, FPTF 3, dc 3, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (40)

Round 3: ss into 1st fptc, ch 2, *fpdc 9, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (40)

Round 4: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 2, *dc 3, sk 3, fptc 3, FPTB 3, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (40)

Round 5: ss into 1st dc, ch 2, *fpdc 9, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (40)

Round 6-9: repeat rounds 2-5 one more time (40)

Round 10: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 2, *fpdc2tog 4, fp&bpdctog, repeat from * around (20)

Round 11: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 1, sc2tog around (10)

Fasten off leaving long tail.  Use tail to weave in and out around stitches of round 11.  Pull tail tight to close the hat.  Tie off and attach faux fur pom pom to the top.

Toddler Pattern 

Pattern for the Brim

With 6.00 mm crochet hook

Foundation: ch 7 (7)

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn (6)

Row 2-52: ch 1, sc in blo, turn (6)

Work a ss  into each stitch of row 52 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 52 dc sts around the top of the brim (52)

Round 1: ss into 1st dc, ch 2, *fpdc 12, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (52)

Round 2: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 2, *sk 4, fptc 4, FPTF 4, dc 4, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (52)

Round 3: ss into 1st fptc, ch 2, *fpdc 12, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (52)

Round 4: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 2, *dc 4, sk 4, fptc 4, FPTB 4, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (52)

Round 5: ss into 1st dc, ch 2, *fpdc 12, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (52)

Round 6-9: repeat rounds 2-5 one more time (52)

Round 10-11: repeat round 2-3 (52)

Round 12: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 2, *fpdc2tog 6, bpdc, repeat from * around (28)

Round 13: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 1, sc2tog around (14)

Fasten off leaving long tail.  Use tail to weave in and out around stitches of round 13.  Pull tail tight to close the hat.  Tie off and attach faux fur pom pom to the top.

Child Pattern 

Pattern for the Brim

With 6.00 mm crochet hook

Foundation: ch 9 (9)

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn (8)

Row 2-60: ch 1, sc in blo, turn (8)

Work a ss  into each stitch of row 60 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 52 dc sts around the top of the brim (52)

Round 1: ss into 1st dc, ch 2, *fpdc 12, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (52)

Round 2: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 2, *sk 4, fptc 4, FPTF 4, dc 4, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (52)

Round 3: ss into 1st fptc, ch 2, *fpdc 12, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (52)

Round 4: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 2, *dc 4, sk 4, fptc 4, FPTB 4, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (52)

Round 5: ss into 1st dc, ch 2, *fpdc 12, bpdc 1, repeat from * around (52)

Round 6-13: repeat rounds 2-5 two more times (52)

Round 14: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 2, *fpdc2tog 6, bpdc, repeat from * around (28)

Round 15: ss into 1st fpdc, ch 1, sc2tog around (14)

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.

Mommy & Me Brilliant Cables Beanie

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