This unisex beanie features 6 (7, 8) identical cables running from hem to crown, interspersed with purl stitches that make for a super-cushy and flexible finished product, perfect for gift-giving or charity donation.
This is a purposefully quick project, worked on one circular needle from the hem, up to a crown shaped on double pointed needles.
The cable pattern is worked over 16 stitches and 34 rows, and instructions are given for cabling without a cable needle.
Directions are for working crown shaping with a set of 5 double-pointed needles, but can easily be adapted to the single or double circular needle magic loop method, using stitch markers where necessary.
Gauge: 16 stitches and 24 rows to 4”/ 10cm in stockinette stitch
Circumference: a very stretchy 14 – 18” (21 – 25”, 26 – 30”)/ 35.5 – 45.5cm (53 – 63.5cm, 66 – 76cm)
Height: 9/ 22.75cm, hem to top of crown
Needles: 24”/60cm long circular needle; US Size 6/ 4mm or size to get gauge
Set of 5 double-pointed needles; US Size 6/ 4mm or size to get gauge
Yarn: Approx. 170 (255, 340) yards/155 (235, 310) meters aran or worsted-weight yarn
(I used Vanna’s Choice aran-weight yarn by Lion Brand yarns, 100% acrylic)
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Stitch marker for denoting beginning of round