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Twisty Cabled Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

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Twisty Cabled Beanie
designed by Kim Guzman © August 2015
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Technique: Regular Crochet

Finished size

Hat body 26″, brim 19″ (stretchy), height 9″

Materials

  • Red Heart Super Saver (aran weight, 100% acrylic) approx. 208 yards (shown in color Linen)
  • Suggested hook sizes: M-13 [9mm] (larger hook) and H-8 [5mm] (smaller hook)
  • Stitch marker (or small piece of scrap yarn)
  • Needle (for weaving ends)

Notes

Hat is worked top-down, in joined rounds, brim is applied once the hat body is finished.

In order to get a project in this cable stitch repeat without it feeling like a stiff helmet, you must work at a loose tension. You may be working with a hook size in which you’ve never worked with an aran weight yarn. Believe me. I tried it with my go-to hook of size K and it was very stiff. It is absolutely necessary that you work at a very loose tension. The brim is the exact opposite. You need to work at a very tight tension for the brim. The tighter, the better. Gauge is provided so you can measure along the way.

Gauge

After round 3, approx. 3.5″
After round 6, approx. 7″
After round 7, approx. 8″

Special Stitches

Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): Yarn over, insert hook to the side of the indicated stitch, move hook around the back of the stitch and out the other side of same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.

Front Post Treble Crochet (fptr): Yarn over twice, insert hook to the side of the indicated stitch, move hook around the back of the stitch and out the other side of same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times.

Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc): Yarn over, with hook in back of work, insert hook to the side of the indicated stitch, move hook around the front of the stitch and out the other side of the same stitch (hook is in back of work again), yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.

Instructions

Round 1: With larger hook, ch 3, skip 2 ch (counts as first hdc), 7 hdc in next ch, sl st to top of beginning ch-2: 8 hdc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 fpdc around each hdc, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 16 dc.

Round 3: Ch 1, 2 fpdc around each dc, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 32 dc.

Round 4: Ch 1, 2 fpdc around first dc, fpdc around next dc, [2 fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc] around, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 48 dc.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), *sk 3 dc, fptr around next 3 dc (mark dc of third fptr with stitch marker), working in front of previous 3 fptr, fptr around 3 skipped dc, hdc in marked dc, remove stitch marker, rep from * to last 6 dc, sk 3 dc, fptr around next 3 dc, working in front of previous 3 fptr, fptr around 3 skipped dc, sl st to top of beg ch-2: 56 sts.

Round 6: Ch 1, 2 bpdc around same st as joining, *fpdc around next 6 tr, 2 bpdc around next hdc, rep from * to last 6 tr, fpdc around next 6 tr, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 64 dc.

Round 7: Ch 1, 2 bpdc around first dc, bpdc around next dc, *fpdc around next 6 dc, 2 bpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc, rep from * to last 6 dc, fpdc around next 6 dc, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 72 dc.

Round 8: Ch 1, bpdc around first dc and next 2 dc, *sk 3 dc, fptr around next 3 dc, working in front of previous 3 fptr, fptr around 3 skipped dc, bpdc around next 3 dc, rep from * to last 6 dc, sk 3 dc, fptr around next 3 dc, working in front of previous 3 fptr, fptr around 3 skipped dc, sk ch 1, sl st to first dc: 72 sts.

Round 9: Ch 1, bpdc around first dc and next 2 dc, *fpdc around next 6 tr, bpdc around next 3 dc, rep from * to last 6 tr, fpdc around next 6 tr, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 72 dc.

Round 10: Ch 1, bpdc around first dc and next 2 dc, *fpdc around next 6 dc, bpdc around next 3 dc, rep from * to last 6 dc, fpdc around next 6 dc, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 72 dc.

Rounds 11-16: Rep rounds 8-10, do not fasten off.

Brim

Row 1: (Still attached to hat, ribbing is worked vertically along stitches of hat.) With smaller hook, ch 6, sc in second ch from hook and in next 4 ch, on hat body sk 1 st from round 16, sl st in next st, turn ribbing.

Row 2: Working in back loops only, sc in 5 sc, turn ribbing.

Row 3: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in 5 sc, on hat body sk 1 st from round 16, sl st in next st, turn ribbing.

Repeat rows 2-3 until all stitches used from round 16, fasten off.

Finishing

With yarn needle, seam Brim. Weave in all ends securely.

Flower Embellishment

The Spiral Flower Applique can be found HERE.

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