Hat knitting pattern: instant download pdf. This simple cable cross beanie is knit in the round, on two sizes of circular needles. This would be suitable as a first cable project, given that the cabling pattern is not overly complicated. It is a modern take on a traditional Aran motif, creating a hat which combines simplicity and a touch of difference.
The hat is sized for an adult, but instructions are given on adjusting the stitch count to create a smaller or larger hat. Gauge is not hugely important for this beanie; the ribbing creates a comfortable fit. I would suggest being guided by the needle size suggested on your Aran wool.
Any Aran yarn should be suitable for this pattern, 5 mm needles/US8 and 5.5mm needles/US9 are recommended, but there is some leeway given that Aran yarns can vary a little in thickness. I would suggest being guided by the needle size recommended for the Aran yarn you are using. One 100g skein should be just enough for one hat. I would suggest a requirement of 120 metres/130 yards of yarn.
The hat is very forgiving in size, since the ribbing gives it some comfortable stretch; and the length can be adjusted between finishing the cable detail and starting the crown decreases.
The hat is seamless, as it is knit in the round, and is super soft and comfortable to wear! It has a lot of stretch since it is ribbed throughout. The beanie measures around 17 inches (43 cm) in circumference (flat, unworn) and 8 1/2 inches (22 cm) from brim to crown (but as I said, it can be adjusted in length as you are knitting).
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Jan 3, 2023
This is a great pattern. I’m making it now and it knits up nicely.
Dec 31, 2022
This is a wonderful pattern. It’s easy to follow and I love how it looks. It looks very complicated, but is easy following the directions. I will be making lots of these.
Dec 22, 2022
Pattern is very clear and easy to follow :) pleased with the results so far though I haven’t finished the hat yet. :)
Dec 14, 2022
Dec 7, 2022
Super easy pattern, I was able to do 2 hats in about 3 days, really enjoy this pattern.. highly recommend! The hats I made will make great Christmas gifts!