Harper Cable Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern

Long ago, back when Hooked On Tilly was just patterns on Etsy and had horrible (Yes, that bad) photography, I designed a beanie pattern. I was so happy with the result and couldn’t wait to share it with my small following at the time. I quickly took pictures on my white fur rug (we were all doing that back then, right?) posted the pattern to Etsy and…nothing.

The fact that no one liked this pattern shocked me. I LOVED it. The way the cables twisted up from the band to the top, the color options, fit, everything. Yet, here I was with no bites. So I went on with my work and always questioned why this pattern didn’t work.

Well friends, here I am a few years later to let you know two simple reasons.

  1. My photography was sub-par. I could have taken much better photos and edited them.

  2. Using one color for this particular design doesn’t do the cables justice. This beanie NEEDED to be done in two colors.

So, today I am sharing the Harper Cable Beanie pattern with you all! I have done some much needed revamping to this pattern as well as redesigning it using two colors. I am absolutely obsessed with this design and I hope you all are too!

Let’s get into the pattern!

Notes:

Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain

SL ST - Slip Stitch

SC - Single Crochet

SC BLO - Single Crochet in the Back Loop Only

HDC - Half Double Crochet

DC - Double Crochet

FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet

BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet

DC2Tog - Double Crochet Two Stitches Together (Decrease)

MC - Main Color

AC - Accent Color

Gauge:

Using a 5.50mm Crochet Hook

16 Double Crochet Stitches = 4”

8 Double Crochet Rows = 4”

Materials:

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Pattern:

Band:

Main Color

Ch9

R1 - Turn, SC into 2nd CH from hook and across (8)

R2 - Ch1, Turn, SC BLO across (8)

R3-R72 - Ch1, Turn, SC BLO across (8)

Do not fasten off, slip stitch your last row to your beginning chain. Flip so seam is on the inside of the hat and continue.

Working up the Beanie:

Note - We will now be working around the top of the band.

R1 - MC Ch1, SC into each row around band, SL ST to beginning (60)

R2 - AC CH2, DC next 2 Sts, *MC DC next 2 Sts, AC DC next 2 Sts , SL ST (72)

R3 - AC Ch2, *AC DC into next 2 stitches, MC FPDC into next 2, repeat from * around, SL ST (72)

R4 - AC Ch2, DC into next 2 stitches, *SK1, MC FPTC into previous rows front post double crochet, MC FPTC into skipped previous rows front post double crochet stitch, AC DC into next 2 stitches, repeat from *  around, SL ST (72)

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R5 - AC Ch2, DC into next 2 stitches, *SK1, MC FPTC into previous rows front post triple crochet, MC FPTC into skipped previous rows front post triple crochet stitch, AC DC into next 2 stitches, repeat from * around, SL ST (72)

R6 - AC Ch2, *DC into next 2 stitches, MC FPDC into next 2, repeat from * around, SL ST (72)

Repeat rounds 4-6 for a total of 15 rounds.

R16 - AC Ch2, *DC into next 2 stitches, MC DC into next 2, repeat from * around, SL ST (72)

R17 - AC Ch1, * AC DC2Tog, MC DC2Tog, Repeat from * around

Fasten off, make sure to leaving a 7-10” tail for sewing the top closed.


Sewing Top Closed:

Using the long tail you left and a yarn needle weave your needle in and out around the last row of double crochets. Once you are back to the beginning pull tight and the beanie should cinch shut.

Flip inside out and weave your needle randomly throughout the center to secure and tighten your beanie shut.