Last week I shared the pattern for my crocheted Cabled Crown Beanie. You may remember that I mentioned that a knit version was in the works. Despite my sloth-like knitting speed, I've finished the hat! And now I'm ready to share the pattern for my new knitted Cabled Crown Beanie, for any knitters out there.
Edit: You can now find an updated version of the pattern here, if you'd like a slightly different look.
Like the crocheted version, this hat features a horizontal cable above the brim. The hat is slightly slouchy, but can easily be modified to make it slouchier or tighter fitting. As written, the hat is about 10" tall and 19" in circumference. This beanie uses a horizontal construction, so you'll have to seam it up at the end. But, on the plus side, this makes it an even easier knit pattern since you can work it all on straight needles and you don't need to worry about increases or decreases. So if you're a beginning knitter like me, then this pattern is definitely doable. If you can knit a basic cable, then you can knit this hat.
The body of the hat is reverse stockinette stitch and cabling and the brim is cartridge stitch. If that doesn't mean anything to you, then don't sweat it. I've written out every row in the pattern below, so it should be simple to follow. But feel free to get in touch with me if you come across any questions.
If you'd like a printable, PDF version of this pattern, you can find one on Ravelry.
k = knit stitch
p = purl stitch
c3f = cable 3 forward
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
2" = 8 sts, 2" = 10 rows
Cast on 40 stitches
Row 1: (RS) p22, k1, p1, k6, p1, k1, p1, k7 (40)
Row 2: (WS) p7, k1, p1, k1, p6, k1, p1, k22 (40)
Row 3: (RS) p22, k1, p1, k6, p1, k1, p8 (40)
Row 4: (WS) k8, p1, k1, p6, k1, p1, k22 (40)
Row 5: (RS) p22, k1, p1, c3f, p1, k1, p1, k7 (40)
Row 6: Repeat row 2
Row 7: Repeat row 3
Row 8: Repeat row 4
Row 9: Repeat row 1
Row 10: Repeat row 2
Row 11: Repeat row 3
Row 12: Repeat row 4
Row 13: Repeat row 5
Rows 14-91: Repeat rows 6-13 eleven times
Rows 92-94: Repeat rows 6-8
Cast off, leaving an extra long yarn tail.
Using a tapestry needle and the yarn tail, seam up the side of the hat to form a tube.
Then weave the remaining yarn tail through every other stitch along the top and pull taut to close the top of the hat (similar to closing a drawstring bag). There will still be a small hole remaining at the top, which you can then sew shut using the rest of the yarn tail. I recommend the flipping the hat inside out and sewing it from the inside to help keep it neat.
Optional: Stitch on faux fur pompom (I recommend using the remaining yarn tail to do this, since thread can have a tendency to tear when used with yarn).
Weave in ends.
And now you have your very own knitted Cabled Crown Beanie! I'm pretty proud of how this hat turned out, but also slightly nervous about it, because this is my first knitted hat design. Hopefully you all like it! If you'd like a printable, PDF version of the pattern, you can find one on Craftsy. And if you have any questions or comments about it, you can reach me in the comments section below or on social media.
***You're welcome to do whatever you'd like to with finished products made from this pattern but if you do sell them, I ask that you link back to my page. You may not copy this pattern, repost it anywhere (either altered or in its original form), or claim it as your own. You may not use any photos on this site for your own use. ***
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