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
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
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