Hat knitting pattern: simple cable sock beanie. This simple cable beanie is knit in the round, on one size 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 pattern comes in 7 sizes: Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large. Instructions are also given on creating a longer or shorter hat.
Any sock weight/fingering yarn should be suitable for this pattern. 3.5mm needles/US4 are recommended, but there is some leeway given that gauge is not hugely important for this hat, since the ribbing creates a snug, comfortable fit. 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. This is particularly useful for gift knitting, when it can be difficult to get head measurements!
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 hat is also ideal for using smaller amounts of sock yarn, since the baby size uses only 85m/93 yards of yarn.
I also have this hat pattern available as a pattern suitable for Aran yarn, the original Simple Cable Beanie can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/525915950/knitting-pattern-instant-download-pdf?ref=shop_home_feat_3
..and I also have some of the photographed hats listed in my shop, here: https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/712623367/knit-beanie-family-hats-handknit-beanie?ref=shop_home_active_1
I'm a knitter from the Aran Islands and am delighted to have my own original designs now available here : )
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All of my knitted accessories (except items which have stuffing, like charms or baubles) can be machine-washed on a gentle wool wash at 30 degrees, or hand washed if you prefer. Certain items, such as cafetieres and tea-cosies, have been knitted in a more hard-wearing wool/acrylic mix: these can be washed in a regular machine wash at 40 degrees.
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- I believe that wool is one of the most environmentally-friendly fibres in the world; being renewable and biodegradable. Most of my knits are made using natural fibres; with the exception of knits which need to be machine-washable (such as tea cosies).
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Jun 26, 2021
Instructions are clear and I'm looking forward to knitting this!
Apr 27, 2020
I love instant downloads! This was a reliable pattern.