After designing my Crochet Cabled Messy Bun Hat, I was asked if I could add instructions for a beanie. So here it is, the Cabled Beanie version! ?

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Free Crochet Pattern - Cabled Beanie (Video Tutorial Included) - by A Crocheted Simplicity

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Materials

  • Yarn: Worsted Weight / 4; Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Dusty Blue or Wheat were used for the samples shown on this page. 2 balls of yarn are needed (3.5 oz / 100g / 170 yd / 156 m / 100% acrylic) 
  • Crochet Hooks: H/8/5.00mm; J/10/6.00mm
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

 

 

Experience Level: Intermediate

Stitch Abbreviations

  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sl st(s): slip stitch(es)
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc2tog: double crochet decrease
  • fpdc: front post double crochet
  • fptr: front post treble crochet
  • fpdc2tog: front post double crochet decrease
  • rep: repeat
  • rnd: round
  • BLO: back loop only
  • RS: right side

 

Sizes

  • Toddler: fits 18″ – 19″ circumference
  • Child: fits 19″ – 20-1/2″ circumference
  • Teen/Adult Small: fits 20″-22″ circumference
  • Adult Medium/Large: fits 23″-24″ circumference

 

Click HERE for Messy Bun Kid Sizes

Click HERE for Messy Bun Adult Sizes

 

Notes

  • The first stitch of each row/round is worked into the same stitch as the beginning/turning chain.
  • The beginning chain or a row/round does not count as a stitch.
  • I tend to crochet on the tighter side. You may find yourself needing to go down a hook size (or two) to properly meet gauge.

 

Special Stitches

  • Forward Cable 2 (FWD Cbl 2) (click for tutorial): Skip the next post st, fpdc around the next post st, working in front of the post st just worked, fpdc around the skipped post st.
  • Forward Cable 6 (FWD Cbl 6) (click for tutorial): Skip the next 3 post sts, fptr around each of the next 3 post sts, working in front of the post sts just worked, fptr around each of the 3 skipped post sts.

 

Free Crochet Pattern - Cabled Beanie (Video Tutorial Included) - by A Crocheted Simplicity

 

CLICK HERE to view Video Tutorial

*Note: Video is for the cabled messy bun option, but both hats are worked the same way. Make sure to check the written pattern for the number of repeat rounds before the crown shaping and Rnd 3 of crown shaping.

 

Cabled Beanie: Kid Sizes

Band Instructions

Crochet Hook: H/8/5.00mm

Gauge: 7 sts = 1.5″ 

Row 1 (RS): Ch 8, working in the back hump of the foundation chain, sc in the 2nd ch from your hook, sc in each ch across. Turn.  (7 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, BLO sl st in each st across. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, BLO sc in each st across to last st, BOTH LOOPS sc in last st. Turn.

Rep Rows 2 – 3, ending with a Row 3 Rep, until your band (unstretched – meaning before it’s been wrapped around a head) measures (13″, 14″). Do not fasten off. Continue on to Seam.

Seam 

With the right side facing out, bring the first row up to meet the last row. Make sure to keep your working yarn on the inside of the band. Ch 1, insert your hook from front to back into the FLO of the first row, insert your hook from back to front into the BLO of the last row, yo, pull up a loop and pull it thru all loops on your hook to complete a sl st. Repeat across the short edge of the band. Continue on to Body of Hat.

 

Body of Hat – Toddler / Child

Changes for sizes written as follows: Toddler (Child)

Switch to J/10/6.00mm crochet hook

Gauge (in fpdc): 8 sts  x 6.25 rows = 2″

Rnd 1: Ch 1, working into the sides of the band, sc 65 (70) sts evenly around the band. Join w/ a sl st to the 1st sc.  (65, 70 sts)

Note: Beginning with round 2 we will be working in continuous rounds so that we do not have a visible seam in our hat. I highly suggest using a stitch marker or a 3-4″ long scrap piece of yarn place between the first and last stitches of each round. Move it up as you complete each round. 

Rnd 2: Ch 1, [ hdc in the next st, fpdc around each of the next 4 sts ] work from [ to ] 4 times, hdc in the next st, fpdc around each of the next 2 sts, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around each of the next 6 sts, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around each of the next 2 sts, then work from [ to ] 6 (7) times.  

Click HERE for help with post stitch placement

Rnd 3: [ hdc in the next st, fpdc around the next post st, FWD Cbl 2, fpdc around the next post st ] work from to ] 4 times, hdc in the next st, FWD Cbl 2, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, FWD Cbl 6, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, FWD Cbl 2, then work from [ to ] 6 (7) times.  

Rnds 4 – 5:  [ hdc in the next st, fpdc around each of the next 4 post sts ] work from [to ] 4 times, hdc in the next st, fpdc around each of the next 2 post sts, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around each of the next 6 post sts, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around each of the next 2 post sts, then work from [ to ] 6 (7) times.  

(Toddler) Rnds 6 – 13: Rep Rnds 3 – 5, ending w/ a Rnd 4 rep. Do not fasten off. Continue on to Crown Shaping. 

(Child) Rnds 6 – 15: Rep Rnds 3 – 5, ending w/ a Rnd 3 rep. Do not fasten off. Continue on to Crown Shaping.

Crown Shaping

Rnd 1: [ hdc in the next st, fpdc around the next post st, fpdc2tog around the next 2 post sts, fpdc around the next post st ] work from [ to ] 4 times, hdc in the next st, fpdc2tog around the next 2 post sts, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around each of the next 6 post sts, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc2tog around the next 2 post sts, then work from [ to ] 6 (7) times.  (53, 57 sts)

Rnd 2: [ hdc in the next st, fpdc2tog around the next 2 fpdc (skipping over the fpdc2tog from the previous rnd) work from [ to ] 4 times, hdc in the next st, fpdc around the next post st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, ( fpdc2tog around the 1st & 3rd post sts of the next 3 post sts (skipping over a fpdc) ) twice, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next post st, then work from [ to ] 6 (7) times.  (29, 31 sts)

Rnd 3: [ dc2tog over the next 2 sts ] work from [ to ] 4 times, dc in each of the next 2 sts, (dc2tog over the next 2 sts) 3 times, dc in the next st, then work from [ to ] 6 (7) times. Join w/ a sl st to the 1st st of the rnd. (16, 17 sts)

The finished height of your hat should be approximately (6.75″, 7.25″).

Fasten off leaving an 8″ tail. Using a yarn needle and tail of yarn, weave in and out of the stitches from the last round of crown shaping, pull tail of yarn tight to cinch and close the hole, weave in ends.

 


Cabled Beanie: Adult Sizes

Band Instructions

Crochet Hook: H/8/5.00mm

Gauge: 8 sts = 1.75″

Row 1 (RS): Ch 9, working in the back hump of the foundation chain, sc in the 2nd ch from your hook, sc in each ch across. Turn.  (8 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, BLO sl st in each st across. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, BLO sc in each st across to the last st, BOTH LOOPS sc in the last st. Turn.

Rep Rows 2 – 3, ending with a Row 3 Rep, until your band (unstretched – meaning before it’s been wrapped around a head) measures (15″, 16″). Do not fasten off. Continue on to Seam.

Seam  

With the right side facing out, bring the first row up to meet the last row. Make sure to keep your working yarn on the inside of the band. Ch 1, insert your hook from front to back into the FLO of the first row, insert your hook from back to front into the BLO of the last row, yo, pull up a loop and pull it thru all loops on your hook to complete a sl st. Repeat across the short edge of the band. Continue on to Body of Hat.

Body of Hat – Teen/Adult Small & Adult Medium/Large

Changes for sizes written as follows: Teen/Adult Small (Adult Medium/Large)

Switch to J/10/6.00mm crochet hook

Gauge (in fpdc): 8 sts  x 6.25 rows = 2″

Rnd 1: Ch 1, working into the sides of the band, sc 75 (80) sts evenly around the band. Join w/ a sl st to the 1st sc.  (75, 80 sts)

Note: Beginning with round 2 we will be working in continuous rounds so that we do not have a visible seam in our hat. I highly suggest using a stitch marker or a 3-4″ long scrap piece of yarn place between the first and last stitches of each round. Move it up as you complete each round. 

Click HERE for help with post stitch placement

Rnd 2: Ch 1, [ hdc in the next st, fpdc around each of the next 4 sts ] work from [ to ] 5 times, hdc in the next st, fpdc around each of the next 2 sts, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around each of the next 6 sts, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around each of the next 2 sts, then work from [ to ] 7 (8) times.  

Rnd 3: [ hdc in the next st, fpdc around the next post st, FWD Cbl 2, fpdc around the next post st ] work from to ] 5 times, hdc in the next st, FWD Cbl 2, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, FWD Cbl 6, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, FWD Cbl 2, then work from [ to ] 7 (8) times.  

Rnds 4 – 5:  [ hdc in the next st, fpdc around each of the next 4 post sts ] work from [ to ] 5 times, hdc in the next st, fpdc around each of the next 2 post sts, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around each of the next 6 post sts, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around each of the next 2 post sts, then work from [ to ] 7 (8) times.  

(Teen / Adult Small) Rnds 6 – 17: Rep Rnds 3 – 5, ending w/ a Rnd 5 rep. Do not fasten off. Continue on to Crown Shaping.

(Adult Medium / Large) Rnds 6 – 19: Rep Rnds 3 – 5, ending w/ a Rnd 4 rep. Do not fasten off. Continue on to Crown Shaping.

Crown Shaping

Rnd 1: [ hdc in the next st, fpdc around the next post st, fpdc2tog around the next 2 post sts, fpdc around the next post st ] work from [ to ] 5 times, hdc in the next st, fpdc2tog around the next 2 post sts, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around each of the next 6 post sts, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc2tog around the next 2 post sts, then work from [ to ] 7 (8) times.  (61, 65 sts)

Rnd 2: [ hdc in the next st, fpdc2tog around the next 2 fpdc (skipping over the fpdc2tog from the previous rnd) work from [ to ] 5 times, hdc in the next st, fpdc around the next post st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, ( fpdc2tog around the 1st & 3rd post sts of the next 3 post sts (skipping over a fpdc) ) twice, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next post st, then work from [ to ] 7 (8) times.  (33, 35 sts)

Rnd 3: [ dc2tog over the next 2 sts ] work from [ to ] 5 times, dc in each of the next 2 sts, (dc2tog over the next 2 sts) 3 times, dc in the next st, then work from [ to ] 7 (8) times. Join w/ a sl st to the 1st st of the rnd. (18, 19 sts)

The finished height of your hat should be approximately (8.25″, 8.75″).

Fasten off leaving an 8″ tail. Using a yarn needle and tail of yarn, weave in and out of the stitches from the last round of crown shaping, pull tail of yarn tight to cinch and close the hole, weave in ends.

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