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Cables Around Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

Isn’t this fun? It’s not often that you find cables in this direction. Enjoy this seamless top down beanie in an exclusive Kim Guzman technique!

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Cables Around Beanie
designed by Kim Guzman © Jan. 2018
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Technique: Regular Crochet

Measurements

22″ circumference; 9.5″ height

Gauge

After round 3, measures 2.5″ across
After round 5, measures 4″ across

Materials

  • (A) Red Heart “With Love” (100% acrylic, aran size 4 weight): Appx. 75 yds in white and 150 yds in iced aqua
  • Suggested hook size: K (6.5mm)
  • Yarn needle

PomPom Maker

Thank you to Red Heart for providing the yarn used in this project.

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Notes

Hat is worked top down.

The short single crochet can take practice to complete. That “back back” bar can be a little tight. To make it easier, before you begin a short single crochet round, use a smaller hook, like a size C, to stretch out the loop a bit. Just go all the way around, pulling that horizontal bar out a little on each stitch then go ahead with the round.

Due to the striping of the colors, I’ve decided to join each round instead of working in a spiral.

Special Stitches

Short Single Crochet (ssc): With the right side still facing you, insert hook from top to bottom under the “back back” loop of the stitch indicated. It isn’t the regular top two loops. It’s the horizontal bar below the traditional back loop. The name seems to be changed every 10 years or so. I’ve been using it in patterns for over 20 years and I’ve always called it short single crochet. Later, I saw that some people called it camel crochet and recently, it’s been called third loop single crochet. Check the Notes section for a tip to make this stitch easier.

Long Half Double Crochet (lhdc): Skip two rounds, make hdc by inserting hook from bottom to top under the two loops of the single crochet directly below those two skipped rounds. Just reach down there and make a hdc. It will draw the rounds together and is what gives the faux cable appearance. Skip the sc in the current round (the one behind the hdc you just made).

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Crochet Pattern Instructions

Instructions

Round 1: With white, ch 2, 8 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to first sc: 8 sc. Tighten the center by pulling carefully on the loose strand. This is basically a “magic loop” without all the fuss.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc: 16 sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, [1 sc in sc, 2 sc in next sc] around, sl st to first sc: 24 sc.

Round 4: Ch 1, [1 sc in each of 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around, sl st to first sc: 32 sc.

Round 5: Ch 1, [1 sc in each of 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around, sl st to first sc: 40 sc. Change to aqua.

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc: 40 sc.

Rounds 7-8: Ch 1, ssc (see Special Stitches above) in each sc around, sl st to first sc: 40 sc.

Round 9: Ch 1, [1 ssc in each of 3 sc, lhdc (see Special Stitches above)] around, sl st to first sc: 40 sts.

Round 10: Ch 1, [1 ssc in each of 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, sl st to first sc: 48 sc. Change to white.

Round 11: Ch 1, [1 sc in each of 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around, sl st to first sc: 56 sc.

Round 12: Ch 1, [1 sc in each of 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around, sl st to first sc: 64 sc. Change to aqua.

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc: 64 sc.

Rounds 14-15: Ch 1, ssc in each sc around, sl st to first sc: 64 sc.

Round 16: Ch 1, [1 ssc in each of 3 sc, lhdc] around, sl st to first sc: 64 sts.

Round 17: Ch 1, [1 ssc in each of 7 sts, 2 ssc in next st] around, sl st to first sc: 72 sts. Change to white.

Rounds 18-19: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc: 72 sc. Change to aqua.

Round 20: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc: 72 sc.

Rounds 21-22: Ch 1, ssc in each sc around, sl st to first sc: 72 sc.

Round 23: Ch 1, [1 ssc in each of 3 sc, lhdc] around, sl st to first sc: 72 sts.

Round 24: Ch 1, ssc in each st around, sl st to first sc: 72 sts. Change to white.

Rounds 25-38: Rep rounds 18-24. Change to white on final round.

Round 39: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Pom Pom

If desired, make pom pom in aqua.

Finishing

Weave in all ends securely. Attach pom pom to top of hat.

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