This gorgeous, but easy … textured, cable beanie hat knitting pattern was fun to make and it looks great on. This hand-knit beanie hat will give you that effortless cool girl style. Guaranteed. And is very comfortable. It’s my new favorite hat.
Simply, a Very Flattering Beanie Hat
Accessories finish the outfit, and I have to say, that I find that particularly a good hat is the perfect outfit topper. This super-textured beanie will add an air of sophistication as well as warmth, while walking your dog or picking some apples from your apple tree on crisp Fall Saturday morning. (Yes, we made apple pie on the day of the photo shoot.)
This beanie head-hugging and stays on well. The textured nature of this motif also means that the air pockets inside it will keep your ears extra warm. Let it be cold and windy. You’ll keep smiling!
Easy to make Beanie Knitting Pattern
Because it’s knit flat on just two needles, this beanie is a winner! It can be made by an advanced beginner, who has just a tiny bit of experience in knitting.
I’ll show you how to make the cable twists in the pattern. When you practice that a bit, you’ll get the hang of it. And the cables don’t switch that often, so most rows are simple knit or purl. You can do it.
It’s Easy ’cause it’s Knit Flat, With only 2 Needles – Not knit-in-the-round
Most hats are circular patterns that require 4 needles. However, I prefer to take just 2 needles around whilst traveling, and I travel quite a bit. It’s also a lot easier and faster to knit on 2 needles. So if you are a 2 rather than 4-knitting needles- lover, read on.
The intense texture of this beanie means that the back seam is pretty much invisible. Look at the photo. Can you see the seam? Me neither.
How this Hat Came into Being
Last summer I took a skein of the most beautifully soft green yarn along, in a hemp-wool blend. My idea was to make a little bag with it, for my phone, lipstick, keys, credit card and nothing more. Turned out that the skein of yarn was not enough for my back. So, in Paris I visited the local yarn shop and, in my best French, ordered some complementary yarn.
As they had no hemp, I opted for a wool, acrylics, apache and something else blend wood. It was a brand new tweed yarn designed by Phildar. Needless to say, with that yarn, my new clutch turned out beautifully. When the bag was finished I had 2 skeins of this gorgeous grey tween yarn left over. They just begged me to knit a hat made them. And here it is.
How this Hat Got its Design
Cables were key for me to include in this pattern, but I wanted to design a hat unlike all others. I think I did it and invented a new stitch in the process. Let’s call this the infinity cable, in that there is no space between the cables. This results in an ultra-thick, super-textured beanie hat.
Beanie Hat Knitting Materials Needed
100 g of Tweed Yarn.
This cable beanie hat knitting pattern is for size M, which should fit most teenagers and adults. I have added an indication on how to alter the size of the hat into a S and an L. Quite easy, really.