FREE and Easy Cable Beanie Pattern!

For someone who was never a winter person, I sure have been taking full advantage of the cold weather that we have been having by playing outside with my family. It’s been a pleasure to dress for the weather and be able to enjoy it more than I used to. Good thing I’ve made three Tuff Puff Beanies so far!

Tuff Puff Yarn in Sky

These gorgeous and squishy beanies (or touques if you’re from Canada, eh!) are the perfect antidote to Toronto’s January and February months. They’re perfect to take on the toboggan hill or to the outdoor skating rink. Easy and fast to knit up, I’ve received so many compliments on these adorable beanies. The hat looks a lot more intricate than it is to make (I promise), even for a cable novice. Never made anything with a cable pattern? Fear not. Grab your thick needles and cable needle, some Tuff Puff Yarn and get ready!

Note that this is the FLAT pattern for my Tuff Puff Beanie for anyone who would rather try making this hat flat rather than in the round. This way you don’t have to worry about finding a small circular needle. 🙂

How beautiful is Tuff Puff in the colour Snickerdoodle?

Tuff Puff Beanie 2 – Flat Knit Pattern

Materials:

2.5 (3, 3) skeins of KnitPicks TuffPuff (110 {132) yd/100 {120} m) 
US size 13 (9 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Cable needle or DPN
Tapestry needle 
Optional: KnitPicks Pom-Pom

Finished Measurements:

Kids’ size (3 yrs – 10 yrs old; to fit 19.5″ – 20.5″/50 – 52 cm} head): 18″/46 cm wide x 8.5″/21.5 cm tall
Adult Women’s size (to fit 21.5″ – 22″/54.5 – 56 cm head): 19.5″/50 cm wide x 11″/28 cm tall (with option to make it shorter)
Adult Men’s size (to fit 23″ – 24″/58.5 – 61 cm head): 21″/53 cm wide x 11″/28 cm tall (with option to make it shorter)
Women’s and Men’s sizes are listed in brackets in pattern.

Gauge:

11 st x 16 rows = 4″ /10 cm in pattern

Abbreviations:

All The Obsessed Patterns are written in standard US terms.

CN: Cable needle
CO: Cast On
C6B: Work a right leaning cable: slip 3 st onto cable needle, hold at back. K next 3 stitches. K3 st on cable needle.
C6F: Work a left leaning cable: Slip 3 onto cable needle & hold in front. K3 st. K3 on cable needle.
EOR: End of row
K: Knit
RS: Right side
St(s): Stitch(es)
K2t: Knit 2 together
WS: Wrong side

Note: Decrease in pattern means to knit or k2t where there are knit sts, purl or p2t where there are purls. K2t if there is a mix of k and p sts to be knitted together:

Notes:
The Tuff Puff Beanie 2 is knit flat, and seamed once it is cast off.
It has 2″ of Negative Ease, meaning the hat is going to be smaller than your head circumference by approximately 2″. Select the size of hat that is 2″ smaller than your required head circumference.

Start Knitting:

CO 51 (54, 57) using alternate cable CO or CO of choice.

K in 1 x 1 rib for 6 rows or until work measures 1.5” from CO edge.

Row 1: *p2 (3, 3) , k12, p2 (3, 4) repeat from * to EOR
Row 2: *k2 (3, 4), p12, k2 (3, 3) repeat from * to EOR
Row 3: repeat row 1
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: *p2 (3, 3), C6B, C6F, p2 (3, 4) repeat from * to EOR.
Row 6: repeat row 2

Repeat Rows 1 – 6 two (2) more times.

Kids’ Size

Decrease rows:

Next row (odd row): decrease in pattern, that is k all k sts, p all p sts: work 3 sts, p2t, repeat to last st. P1. (41)
Next row: follow pattern, that is, k all k sts, p all p sts.
Next row: decrease in pattern: work 2 sts, p2t, repeat to last st. P1 (31)
Next row: follow pattern, that is, k all k sts, p all p sts.
Next row: decrease in pattern: p1, p2t, repeat to last st. P1. (21)
Next row: k2t, repeat to last st. K1. (11)

Women’s Size

Decrease rows:

Next row: decrease in pattern, that is k all k sts, p all p sts: work 3 sts, p2t, repeat to last 4 sts, work these in pattern. (44)
Next row: follow pattern, that is, k all k sts, p all p sts.
Next row: decrease in pattern: work 2 sts, k2t, repeat to end. (33)
Next row: follow pattern, that is, k all k sts, p all p sts.
Next row: decrease in pattern: work 1, k2t, repeat to end. (22)
Next row: k2t, repeat to end. (11)

Men’s Size

Repeat rows 1 and 2. (Option: skip these 2 rows to reduce hat height by 0.5″)

Decrease rows:

Next row: decrease in pattern, that is k all k sts, p all p sts: work 3 sts, p2t, repeat to last 2 sts, work these in pattern. (46)
Next row: follow pattern, that is, k all k sts, p all p sts.
Next row: decrease in pattern: work 2 sts, k2t, repeat to last 2 sts, work these in pattern. (36)
Next row: follow pattern, that is, k all k sts, p all p sts.
Next row: decrease in pattern: work 1, k2t, repeat to end. (24)
Next row: k2t, repeat to end. (13)

ALL Sizes

Cut yarn leaving a long tail, and with tapestry needle thread through 11 (11, 13) remaining stitches, pull to tighten and secure. Now use the same tail to seam the side of your beanie. Secure and weave in all ends.

Beanie is shown with KnitPicks Pom-Pom in 12 cm/4.7″. Pom-Poms are also available in neutralpink, grey, or blue sets of three! I love them because you tie them into the beanie, and remove them before washing!

Shown in Tuff Puff Snickerdoodle
Shown in Tuff Puff Sky

Remember to tag me on social if you make this Tuff Puff Beanie! I hope you enjoy making this hat as much as I have enjoyed making multiple versions!

~xoxo, Aire

Share your makes on social with me using #TuffPuffBeanie ! Can’t wait to see your version of this squishie beanie!

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