Charm by Mandy Bee


March 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
120 - 150 yards (110 - 137 m)
Adult Circumference: 18.75"/48cm (20.25"/51.5cm, 21.75"/55.5cm) Height: 8"/20cm (8.5"/21.5, 8.75"/22cm)
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Charm is inspired by a Dungeons and Dragons spell: Charm Person. When you cast this spell on someone, they automatically treat you as a friend. Cast this on your needles and be charmed by the cabled Xs and Os, and the sweet purled hearts that run up to the crown of the hat. Don’t be alarmed if people seem to start more conversations with you while wearing this hat, it’s just the effect of the spell!

This hat is all about subtle texture and will become your favorite beanie to wear for all of your casual outings. Pick a solid color or speckled yarn to show off the textures (I don’t recommend variegated yarn as the colors will make the texture hard to see).

Along with charming the pants off of everyone you meet, the cables and raised purl motifs in this pattern are engaging to knit but still simple enough that you could work on it during your next D&D campaign (but don’t because your DM will kill me for suggesting that — unless they’re super cool). It’s a great project for dipping your toe into cables if you haven’t knit them before and the pattern includes a tutorial on the cables used to help you through.

This hat is worked in the round, starting from the brim and working up to the crown. There are written instructions and charts, so you can use either that you’re more comfortable with. The brim starts with ribbing, then we add cables and purled/raised hearts up to the crown. Then we decrease, keeping the cables and hearts going until there’s no more to knit!

Cable Tutorial
There is a photo tutorial for how to create the cables on Pages 6-8 as well as a video tutorial available on YouTube here:

Adult S (M, L)
Sample shown in size S on a 20.25”/51.5cm head.
Circumference: 18.75”/48cm (20.25”/51.5cm, 21.75”/55.5cm)
Height: 8”/20cm (8.5”/21.5, 8.75”/22cm)

In the round, in st st, blocked
21 sts x 30 rnds = 4”/10cm


  • Knit, purl, cast-on
  • Cables (Tutorial included on Pages 6-8)
  • Decreases (k2tog, ssk, p2tog, p2tog tbl)
  • Working in the round on circular needles
  • Working in the round on DPNs/with magic loop/ with two circulars


  • US 6/4mm circulars, 16”/40cm or size to obtain gauge
  • Matching DPNs for working the crown


  • 1-8 Stitch Markers
  • 1 to mark round
  • 3 to mark pattern repeats (optional)
  • 4 to mark cable sections (optional)
  • Cable Needle
  • Tapestry Needle

Yarn Used In Sample
1 skein The Lemonade Shop’s Worsted (100% Fine Superwash Merino, 218yd / 100g skein); Sample uses Sleepover colorway.