Favorite Cable Beanie by Lindsey Faciane

Favorite Cable Beanie

November 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
145 - 160 yards (133 - 146 m)
Adult, Child, and Toddler
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

One of my favorite things about being a knitter is that whenever I see a pretty cable knit beanie while I’m out shopping, I’m not tempted to buy it because I know I can make an even nicer one myself! Not only does this save me lots of money, I get to enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that I made my clothes with my own two hands. Rather than being inspired by a beloved book, album, or hiking trail, this piece was designed to be both enjoyable to knit and a staple in your wardrobe! I want this Favorite Cable Beanie design to be one of those classics that you want to cast on again as soon as you’re finished making one, as well as a timeless piece that you will want to wear with every outfit, sell at your local market, and gift to everyone you know!

The Favorite Cable Beanie features twisted cables of varying widths, staggered in a unique way that adds visual interest and doesn’t get boring to knit. Worked in a worsted weight yarn, the thick cables are delightfully squishy, and the beanie has a slouchy, comfortable style that looks good on everyone! This pattern is ideal for the adventurous beginner, as I’ve included a tutorial on knitting cables that you might find helpful if you’re new to cabling. You will find the complete instructions for three different size options written out in this pattern: adult, child, and toddler.

I made the pattern sample using one of my very favorite yarns, Lion Brand Yarn “Vanna’s Choice” in the color Barley. Fun fact: I bought this yarn several years ago for my very first project when I was teaching myself to knit! There are so many reasons that I love this yarn: it’s very soft, has a lovely drape, is extremely affordable, is readily available, and there are DOZENS of gorgeous colors to choose from! Also, Lion Brand donates a portion of each sale of “Vanna’s Choice” to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and I think we can all agree on how great that is.


  • Approximately 145 (110, 80) yds of worsted weight (4) yarn. For the pattern sample, I made an adult sized beanie with Lion Brand Yarn “Vanna’s Choice” in Barley.

  • US Size 8 (5mm) 16” circular knitting needles + US Size 8 (5mm) double-pointed knitting needles (dpns are optional, but recommended)

  • Stitch markers (optional)

  • Cable needle

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors


Adult: Approx. 18.5” around x 9” tall
Child: Approx. 15” around x 8” tall
Toddler: Approx. 13” around x 7” tall


8.5 sts x 12 rows = 2” in stockinette stitch


You are more than welcome to sell anything you make using this pattern; I just ask that you credit me as the designer. You may not claim this pattern as your own, and you may not sell or distribute its contents in any form. If you have any questions, you can reach me by email at thechesapeakeneedle@gmail.com.


I hope you enjoy this knitting pattern! Also, I’d love to see your work! Tag me in your photos on Instagram using @thechesapeakeneedle, #thechesapeakeneedle, and #FavoriteCableBeanie so that I can find you easily! I just might share your photos on my page. See you there!