15

Free Cable Crochet
Beanie Patterns

Find your next crochet project in this list of 15 beautiful and free cable crochet beanie patterns.

Yes, it is possible to create cable designs in crochet! It can be a bit challenging to create cables in crochet, especially if you are new to the technique, but with practice, you can create beautiful, intricate designs. And there are tutorials here that will take you through the process step-by-step.

A blue cable crochet beanie.
Photo: apurposeandastitch.com

Brilliant Cables Beanie from A Purpose And A Stitch

The Brilliant Cables Beanie comes in two versions – one made with bulky weight yarn and the other in a worsted weight. The pattern has a step-by-step photo tutorial, and the designer has created a detailed video tutorial on working these cables in the flat that can teach you the basics of how to cable crochet. If you’d like to make Mommy & Me versions of this hat the designer has you covered; the free pattern covers sizes from baby to adult.

SIZE: the free pattern is available in baby, toddler, child, small adult, and large adult sizes.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: one to two skeins.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: ruler or measuring tape for checking gauge, scissors, a darning needle, and an optional pompom.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Back Loops Only Crochet, Front Post Treble Crochet, Back Post Treble Crochet and Front Post Double Treble Crochet.

A mustard yellow crochet beanie in the snow.
Photo: spottedhorsedesignco.com

How to Crochet a Cable Beanie from Spotted Horse Design Co.

This free cable crochet beanie tutorial uses the Almond Ridge Stitch, which has a distinctive knit-look ridge pattern to give it that cable texture. The designer has a YouTube tutorial to teach you how to make the Almond Ridge Stitch. The hat is sized to fit an average adult female, and there are notes on adjusting the size.

SIZE: approximately 9″ x 9″ (23 cm x 23cm). The brim is 7″ across (18 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Heartland from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: one skein.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors a tapestry needle, and a faux fur pompom (optional).
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Almond Ridge Stitch and Back Loop Only Crochet.

A woman wearing a crochet beanie.
Photo: deliacreates.com

Skip Twist Cabled Beanie from Delia Creates

The Skip Twist Cabled Beanie is a relatively simple cable crochet hat pattern supported by a video tutorial.

SIZE: Adult medium/large.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 5 oz (142 g) or 250 yards (228 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Double Crochet and Front Post Treble Crochet.

A yeloow cable crochet hat.
Photo: gethookedupcrochet.com

The Cross My Heart Beanie from Get Hooked Up Crochet

This free crochet cable beanie pattern is worked from the bottom up in the round and includes a video tutorial.

SIZE: toddler, child, and adult.
YARN WEIGHT: #5 / Bulky / Chunky / Craft weight yarn, e.g., Charisma Sorbet from Loops & Threads.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: about 156 yards (143 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 8 mm (L-11) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a measuring tape, yarn needle, scissors, and a stitch marker.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Loop Crochet, Front Post Treble Crochet and Front Post Double Treble (called Front Post Quadruple Crochet in this pattern).

A woman and toddler wearing crochet beanies.
Photo: allaboutami.com

Cabled Slouchy Beanie from All About Ami

The Cable Slouchy Beanie is a free crochet pattern for an adult-sized beanie; it’s worked from the bottom up. There is also a free toddler version and a super bulky version of this pattern.

SIZE: adult.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Heartland from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: one to two skeins.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Treble Crochet, Back Post Treble Crochet, and Front Post Doble Crochet.

A rainbow coloured crochet beanie and a crochet hook.
Photo: myhobbyiscrochet.com

Dreamy Cable Hat from My Hobby Is Crochet

The Dreamy Cable Hat is crocheted with two strands of fingering weight yarn held together. Starting with the ribbing, the hat is worked from the bottom up.

SIZE: child 6-10 years and teen/adult women.
YARN WEIGHT: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: two 100 g skeins.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) and 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: stitch markers, scissors, a tapestry needle, a measuring tape or a ruler for checking your gauge, and a faux fur pompom.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Double Crochet, Back Post Double Crochet, and Front Post Treble Crochet.

A green cable crochet beanie with a faux fur pompom.
Photo: leeleeknits.com

Chunky Cabled Crochet Beanie from Leelee Knits

This gorgeous free pattern works up quickly in chunky weight yarn.

SIZE: adult.
YARN WEIGHT: #5 / Bulky / Chunky / Craft weight yarn, e.g., Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: you will need about one and a half 3.5 oz skeins (100 g).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, a tapestry needle, and a pompom (optional).
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Back Loop Only Crochet and Front Post Treble Crochet.

A crocheted cable beanie with popcorn stitch detail.
Photo: sirinscrochet.com

Crochet Braided Cable Beanie from Sirin’s Crochet

This beautifully textured hat features a braided cable and popcorn stitches.

SIZE: adult.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) and 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: a yarn needle, scissors, and faux fur for making a pompom.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Back Loop Only Crochet, Front Post Double Crochet, Back Post Double Crochet, Front Post Triple Treble Crochet, and Popcorn Stitch.

Two completed crochet beanies and one partially crocheted beanie.
Photo: leeleeknits.com

The Harvest Beanie from Leelee Knits

The Harvest Beanie is a free cable crochet beanie pattern featuring cables and bobbles. The brim is crocheted first. Then the body of the hat is crocheted in the round from the bottom up.

SIZE: Child size to fit a head circumference of 19-21″ (48-53 cm), and adult size to fit a head circumference of 21-24″ (53-61 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Twill from crochet.com.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: you will need approximately 170-230 yards (155-210 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a pom pom, scissors and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Back Loop Only Crochet, Bobble Stitch, and Front Post Treble Crochet.

Two crocheted beanies.
Photo: gethookedupcrochet.com

The Cross Wave Slouch from Get Hooked Up Crochet

The Cross Wave Slouch is a free cable crochet hat pattern in three sizes. The Step-by-step photo tutorial will guide you through this easy cable stitch pattern.

SIZE: toddler, child, and adult.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Vanna’s Choice from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: you’ll need about 1¼ skeins.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a measuring tape, yarn needle, and scissors.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Loop Only Crochet, Back Loop Only Crochet, and Front Post Treble.

A woman wearing a white crochet beanie with a large pompom.
Photo: lakesideloops.com

Remington Diamond Cable Crochet Hat from Lakeside Loops

The Remington Diamond Cable Crochet Hat features a beautiful honeycomb cable and a classic ribbed brim. The hat is worked from the bottom up, and the pattern has step-by-step photos and a video tutorial.

SIZE: baby, child, toddler, and adult.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Soft from Red Heart.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: you will need approximately 137 yards (126 m) for the baby size, 165 yards (151 m) for the toddler size, 195 yards (179 m) for the child size, and 229 yards (179 m) for the adult size.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a measuring tape or ruler, scissors, yarn needle, and a pompom.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Crochet.

A baby size crochet beanienext to an adult size crochet neanie.
Photo: lakesideloops.com

Camdyn Cable Crochet Hat from Lakeside Loops

The Camdyn Cable Crochet Hat pattern is suitable for intermediate to advanced crocheters. There are step-by-step photos, a chart and a video tutorial to guide you through making this hat.

SIZE: newborn, baby, toddler, child, woman, and man.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Feels Like Butta from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: detailed information on yarn requirements is listed in the pattern.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.75 mm (F-5) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: faux fur pompom, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Crochet.

A white crocheted beanie with crochet equipment.
Photo: cococrochetlee.com

Lee’s Cabled Beanie from Coco Crochet Lee

The brim of this free cable crochet beanie is crocheted in a single strand of #3 weight yarn. And the body of the beanie is crocheted with two strands held together.

SIZE: one-size-fits-most 18-20″.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Swish DK from crochet.com.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: five 50 g skeins.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a yarn needle, scissors, and a pompom or yarn to make a pompom.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Double Crochet and Front Posy Treble Crochet.

Video: Hey Carrie

Easy Crochet Braided Beanie Hat from Crochet with Carrie

Crochet cables are typically created using a sequence of front post and back post double crochet stitches. This pattern does something different and uses basic crochet stitches and an easy chain weaving technique to create the cable look. There is a written pattern and a full video tutorial.

SIZE: adult.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Vanna’s Choice from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: one skein.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) and 6 mm (J-10) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: scissors, a yarn needle, and a pompom.

A crochet slouch hat with cable antler motif.
Photo: mooglyblog.com

Staghorn Slouch from Moogly

The Staghorn Slouch features two antler-inspired cable crochet motifs.

SIZE: child, small adult, and large adult.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Wool-Ease from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: one 85 g skein.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a pom pom maker, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Foundation Half Double Crochet, Crocheting in the Third Lopp, Front Post Double Crochet, Front Post Treble Crochet, and Front Post Double Crochet.

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