Cable Beanie | Easy Knit Pattern & Tutorial

Cable Beanie | Easy Knit Pattern & Tutorial

Rainbow Warrior here and today I’m going to
show you how to knit this cable beanie with two different cable variations. i think this
hat looks great and this pattern is much more simple than it looks. So let me show you what
you need and let’s get started. I am using size 8 circular needles. This pattern
can be made on straight as well of course. A stitch marker if you’re using circular needles
and I’m using Red Heart Super Saver in the color Aran and you also need something to
use as a cable maker. I am using a paper clip, you can use a double pointed needle or any
other object you may have. You also need scissors and a tapestry needle to sew your ends in
at the end. We’re going to begin with a long-tail cast
on because this is a stretchy method so I’m going to measure out a decently length tail
and you can make a slip knot if you wish and put this on your needle, however, I like to
just simply hold it on my needle like so with my finger. Now we’re going to pick up the
yarn thats by our ball with our pointer and the tail with our thumb and we’re going to
begin casting on by threading under and the thumb and then under the pointer and I am
casting on 80 stitches for my hat. For this pattern, we’re going to want to cast on in
multiples of 16. And if you would like to make this hat with only one of the cables,
either the big jumbo cable or the twist spiral cable then please visit my blog where the
pattern will be listed to each variation of this hat. Alright now that I have all of my stitches
cast on you want to make sure they’re not twisted. And I’m using another piece of yarn
for my stitch marker. I just made a slip knot and place it to mark the beginning of my round.
Alright and then to join my round. I’m simply going to knit the first stitch. I like to
place my tail over the needle like so to help lock it in the back and now I’m going to begin
my 1 by 1 rib so I knit 1, purl 1 and I’m doing this all the way around, knitting 1,
moving my yarn, purling 1 and I’m going to do mine for 10 rounds. However of course you
can make this as thick as you wish and if you want you can do another rib as well, a
2 by 2 rib, a 4 by 4 rib, whatever you want the look of and if you’re working on circular
needles when you get back around to the beginning of our round, we’re simply going to move our
stitch marker on to the next needle and continue with our pattern. And if you’re using straight
needles, hopefully you know that you need to add an edge stitch to this pattern in order
to seam up your hat at the end. I have done 10 rounds of my rib and 1 repeat
of my cable pattern. Here you can see my twist cable as well as the jumbo cable. And this
pattern is made up over 8 rounds. For round 1 we’re going to begin by purling 3, knitting
4. 1, 2, 3, and 4, and this knit 4 is where we’re going to make our twist cable. Purl
3. 1, 2, and 3, and knit 6. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 and this knit 6 section is where we’re
going to make our jumbo cable. If you’re working with straight needles, then you’re simply
going to start on the wrong side and do the exact opposite. So we’re knitting 3, purling
4, knit 3, purl 6. And we’re going to repeat this pattern all the way around. For round 2, if you’re working with straight
needles you will be working on the right side so you will be doing the same thing as I am.
We are purling 3, and now we’re going to cable and we’re doing something a little different
from a normal cable we’re going to insert our paper clip in to the first 2 stitches
and hold them in the back. And now we’re going to knit the next 2 stitches off our needles
and now rearrange your stitches and normally you knit those two stitches off but we’re
going to purl that first stitch and this prevents the cable from crossing and gives us our spiral
look. So we’re purling the first stitch off of our cable maker and we’re going to knit
the next stitch
and the purpose for doing that first purl stitch is rather than in a normal cross with
the two sections crossing it gives us a nice twist look. So its just a different type of
cable really. And to finish off our round we’re going to purl 3 and knit 6. And we are
repeating this all the way around. So we’re doing our twist 4 back purl for each knit
4 section. Rounds 3-5 are all going to be the same as
round 1. We’re purling 3 for our purl section, knitting 4, purling 3 again and knitting 6.
And if you’re working on straight needles every even row is going to be the same as
the circular needles and every odd row you’re going to do the opposite and what I mean by
opposite is every opposite of a knit is a purl stitch and the opposite of a purl is
a knit stitch. And we’re repeating this pattern all the way around for rounds 3 through 5. And on round 6 we’re going to do our crosses
for both our cables so thats going to look like this we’re going to purl 3. Then we’re
going to do our same twist 4 back purl by cabling the first 2 stitches, holding them
in the back, knitting the next 2 stitches off of our needle
and then don’t forget to move your yarn because
we’re purling the first stitch off of our cable maker and then knitting the next one.
So there’s our twist and we’re cabling every row 2 and 6 for that twist cable. Now we’re
purling 3 and on row 6 we’re also going to do our large cable. We’re going to do a cable
6 back so we’re going to insert our paperclip into the first 3 stitches, pull them off and
hold them in the back. Knit the next 3 stitches off your needle and then knit those 3 off your cable maker.
And we’re repeating this all the way around for round 6. Round 7 and 8 are going to be the same as
our round 1. So our purl 3, knit 4, purl 3, knit 6 and basically this pattern is the same
throughout our rounds except for crossing our twist cable on rounds 2 and 6 and we’re
crossing our large cable on round 6 as well. And this pattern will be written out in the
description below for both circular needles and straight needles. So here I am purling
3, and knitting 6 from our previous cable. And rounds 1 through 8 make up our pattern.
We’re going to repeat these rounds until we have the length needed for our hat. After repeating my pattern, my hat is now
the perfect length for my size head. I repeated my cable pattern three times and if you’re
making this for a large adult size I would recommend making this just a little bit longer.
My hat currently measures 6 inches and if you need to keep going you don’t have to necessarily
end on the 8th row for this pattern. You can make the rib section longer or shorter as
well if you need to play around with the right measurement for this hat. To begin closing, I’m doing something a little
different from a normal hat closure and this is because we have cables of different sizes
around our hat and rather than decreasing evenly. I want to decrease in order for our
pattern to look nice. So I’m going to purl 1, purl 2 together, knit 1, and knit 2 together.
I’m going to knit 1, purl 1, purl 2 together, knit 2, and knit 2 together and
knit 2. I’m going to repeat this all the way
around for my decrease row and as you can see my decreases are nice and hidden and these
knit 2 together and purl 2 together decreases will slant to the right. I’m going to knit 1 round in pattern between
the decrease rows and what i mean by that is knit every knit stitch and purl every purl
stitch. This is going to be the same if you’re working on straight needles and therefore
working on the opposite or wrong side. So i’m just purling the first 2 stitches, knitting
the next 3, purling the next 2, and knitting 5 and I’m doing this all the way around. Time for our next decrease and what we’re
going to do is go in pattern so that all of our decreases are still slanting to the right
nice and evenly. So we’re going to begin by purling 2 together, then we’re going to be
knitting 2 together, and knitting 1, now purling 2 together, knitting 1, knitting 2 together
and knitting 2 and again repeating this all the way around. Alright and don’t forget every other round,
we’re knitting 1 round where we’re not decreasing. So knitting every knit stitch and purling
every purl stitch. For our next round of decrease we’re knitting our first 2 together, knitting
2 together again, knitting 2 together for a third time, and knitting 2 together for
the last time. Alright and now I have enough stitches remaining
to close up my hat and whats great about circular needles is if you want to get your hat right
you can tighten on the top like this and try it right no while it is still on the circular
needles. So I highly recommend using circular needles if you are in to making hats. So we
are going to cut a medium length tail to close off our hat. We’re going to thread our tapestry
needle and simply starting with our first stitch we are going to enter it knitwise and
pull our tail all the way through and we’re going to do this for each stitch all the way
round our hat. Enter each stitch knitwise and pulling all the way through until we get
to the end of our hat. After you have gone all the way around and
all your stitches are off your needles, as you can see I kept this fairly loose, you
can now pull tight and put your tapestry needle through the center of the hat. And pull the
tail to close it just like so and then you’re going to sew you end tails in for your completed
project. So I’m extremely happy with the look of this
hat. I think it looks really great on. I love the look of the two different cables and again
if you just want to use one of these cable designs for hat look make sure to check out
the link below to my blog post and my written pattern. So thank you so much for watching.
Please be sure to give a thumbs up if you enjoyed this pattern. Subscribe for more tutorials
and hopefully I’ll see you in my next video. Thanks for watching, bye.

100 thoughts on “Cable Beanie | Easy Knit Pattern & Tutorial

  1. O.k. Love the video. But I have a question, not sure if you will respond, but I hope someone will that knows a lot about Knitting. O.k. if I cast on 73 etc stitches, well my yarn want stretch enough where I can join the ends together. If I add more stitches, want the hat be to big??? Someone pls tell me what I need to do. I have a size 6 circular needle, I also have a size 7 needle but the stitches are too big. Help, pls.

  2. Love this video. Thanks for posting! I'm finishing up my hat actually. But I wanted to mention that the cable instructions are incorrect in your description compared to your video. For rows 3-5 your instructions should be for row 6. Which row 6 is missing. You have rows 3-5 then 7-8 missing row 6. I figured this out after I started to look at the directions in the description so I wouldn't have to replay the video. I ended up having to unravel my row 3 realizing I was actually doing the row 6 on accident! Just letting you know so others don't get confused. Otherwise great video and pattern!

  3. Hi, Just started knit this great hat fr my first time on circular needles. I do have a question your cable stitches show on the front of your knitting but I think mine are on the inside! have I done something wrong?

  4. I've struggled with cables for years (on straight needles), so thanks for making this video. I've managed to make this, and find circular needles far easier to work on.

  5. I've struggled with cables for years (on straight needles), so thanks for making this video. I've managed to make this, and find circular needles far easier to work on.

  6. Thank you. I enjoyed the vdo and I like the pattern. I'm going to make this for my trip to Ireland next month. Thank you so much for the pattern and the tutorial. Have a nice day!!! 😊

  7. I liked this but it was very fast. And it was hard to follow along. Could you make a new one but just slower, more for like beginners, and also talk slower. Thank you!

  8. I was soo afraid of cables….especially various sizes.  This video has helped me tremendously with knitting cables. This hat is my favorite hat because it looks difficult, but truly it Is not!  Thanks!

  9. I am a relatively new knitter. I have just completed this beanie hat. it came out great. I will be making many more. thank you for sharing the pattern.

  10. I tried and tried but I never saw such a complicated cable in all my life…it is a pity you didn't do straight needles or a round needle but you concentrated more on the round needle….i must say it looks beautiful but we are not all profis and where I live I can't get a short round needle… no beanie

  11. Thankyou so much for your straight needle pattern it's hard to find a cable hat that isn't worked in the round am so glad I came across your channel 😊

  12. Thanks for this video. It was great. My hat turned out beautifully, but for an adult – the pattern seems small. But, the hat turned out perfectly for my daughter. I am going to make it again but cast on 96 stitches instead of 64. Thanks again – I really loved the video.

  13. I love this pattern. The video was very easy to follow. I am new to knitting but with the great video I can make this.

  14. Hi I love this hat! first time making a hat and cables and it was super easy to follow!! I made one with just the large cables but how do I close it with just the large ones? Can someone help please??

  15. I am assuming you did one 1-7 twice before closing it up to tighten the gap! 😮
    Please let me know! I am currently knitting this design for my bf for when he comes to visit me here i Canada, cause right now is cold!!!

  16. The written pattern is not correct! Round 3-5 is the same as round 1 and what is written there as Round 3-5 is for Round 6. Also, Why u no write the decrease rows!!! 🙁

  17. Hi, can the twist cable be worked with more stitches? Or only 4? I'm not asking for this pattern specifically. I just like the twist cable and want to add it in another beanie as well, but bigger. Thanks

  18. Feels like you skipped the start of the cable and please what is a round . You jumped too far for me . I'm trying to do my first hat

  19. Thank you RW! This is a beautiful pattern. I personally love your voice. Very calming and relaxing. I made a mistake on the ribbing so had to start over, but second time around it is just perfect. I'm going to crochet your sun hat next. I scored a huge cone of cotton yarn at a thrift store today for four bucks. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Can I make the beanie using chunky yarn with 6mm needles? I know it will be bigger in size, but what do you think? will it be a good idea??

  21. Hi. Im really sorry that i dont understand the instructions for straight needles as i find thr steps are not in order. Is it ok if u written down again for straight needle steps and instruction from the beginning till end? Really appreciate it if u can. Thank u.

  22. The directions for knitting in the round are different in your video from the description below. You also left out row 6 in the written description.

  23. Ok… Iove this however my size eight needles circular are to big on the circle… if I used my size six needles that has a shorter hoop…how many more stitches would I add?

  24. I'm really love this video. It's very easy to follow for me. Your steps are very clear and understand to catch-up.thank you so much.

  25. I agree with Karen Kimberley. It is hard to find a straight needle pattern for cable hats. Thank you for easy to understand tutorial.

  26. Great video upload friend.🎄🙋 I subbed and liked👍👍👏Please Sub me back 🌹💐Big like!..🌲

  27. I enjoy watching others’ knitting styles, but I gotta say — my old lady fingers were cramping up looking at that wonderfully flexible pointer finger holding your working yarn! So neat to see how people hold their yarns. Love the pattern and the hat turned out beautifully; thanks for sharing your skills!

  28. I love your pattern tutorial, I am going to try to do one,
    by the end of this project, I will not have hair left.<:( <:(

  29. I love this pattern. I have a question – for the T4BP, is it necessary to purl and knit those 2 stitches directly from the cable needle? If I prefer to put them back on the knitting needle and do the stitches there, will it change the design? Or it has to be done from the cable needle?

  30. written pattern is not available, it says…."Rainbow Warrior" is not available at the domain right now. This domain expired, and it has to be renewed before it is lost.

    We already notified this site’s owners. However, renewing expired domains becomes more costly and complicated as time goes by. We want to make sure they got the message.

  31. FINISHED, thank you. very easy to do, l love this new style of twisted cable, l had to do loads of adjustments, l has 90 stitches to start with, my border was longer, l had to do an extra row of decrease. Since l used straight needled, l sewed the edges together, This is for a 3 month old baby, hopefully it will fit.

  32. Thank you so much for your pattern. If I cast 96 stitches, my hat closure Round 5 do I have to K2tog (4 times or 5 times ) ???

  33. Hi there…
    Thank you so much for sharing this awesome tutorial, however I couldn't find the written pattern could u please check?
    Much appreciated n advance!!

  34. Just found this video and I love it but all of the links are broken and I can’t find the written pattern anywhere 😢

  35. hi! great video. really easy to understand and follow. just one question. you mention you would have to have an edge if doing it flat. just add two stitches (one at the beginning and one at the end) and knit them every row to get that edge to sew?

  36. Thanks so much RW ~ your video has got me through my first knitting project, to completion. Such an attractive hat, love the 3D effects of the cables and ribbing. Beautiful!

  37. I see that you were knitting English style here in this video. Not Continental. All your new videos are in Continental. I'm in English style knitter. I needed this hat about 8 months ago and it was one of my first projects ever knitting and they turned out lovely. Thank you for your videos.

  38. Row1: k3,p4,k3,p6 (same for rows 3 5 and 7)
    Row2: k6,p3,T4BP,p3
    Row4: k6,p3,k4,p3
    Row6: c6b,p3,T4BP,p3
    Row8: k6,p3,k4,p3

    For all you straight needle users 😉

  39. This pattern is beautiful and so well written and explained. I made it in four hours….but I must be the tightest knitter in the world because I added 4 additional rows, two on the brim and two right before the decrease and it doesn’t even pull past my ears. My head is 21.5” around. The circumference was fine for me but for a head any larger I’d go up a needle size. The yarn I used is stitch studio classic sold at acMoore. It’s a bit thicker than Red heart super saver but still listed as a 4. I’m definitely going to remake this with a complete forth pattern repeat and a longer brim.

  40. Just finished my hat. Love the pattern. It was shown and explained so it was easy to follow. Hat will fit a child so I’ll cast on 96 stitches next time and knit up 5 sets of the 8 row pattern before doing the decrease part at the top.

  41. The closure pattern for straight needles is missing!do i do the opposite of the circular needle?? thank you

  42. Ok there is a discrepancy between the patterns written in on the video on rounds threethroughfive and round six which do I follow

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