Berk Beanie - Free Knitting Pattern

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The Berk beanie is the perfect beginner’s cable knitting pattern. I know for the LONGEST time I avoided cable knitting like the plague. I couldn’t wrap my mind around the concept and was too afraid to even attempt learning. Fast forward one year, I decided it was time. Cables were just so pretty too me and I wanted to start designing patterns using them. I could not believe how simple they actually were! I’m actually so sad I wasted so much time steering clear of such a simple concept.

I put together a Youtube Tutorial as well as this simple beanie pattern for my first time cable knitters. Please don’t be intimidated, I promise once you start you won’t be able to put this project down!

Materials -

US 6/4.00mm Knitting Needles

US 8/ 5.00mm Knitting Needles

16” Cord

200-220 yards Medium (4) weight yarn (Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca in Blush)

Stitch Marker

Cable Stitch Holder

Yarn Needle

Gauge -

Stockinette in the round

24 Sts = 4”

28 Rounds - 4”

Abbreviations -

K - Knit

P - Purl

LN - Left Hand Needle

Notes -

Two brim options are shown at the beginning, the double brim is great for extra warmth.

Size adjustments are listed as such Womens (Men)

I do have a tight gauge. I strongly recommend checking gauge before starting.

Cable Knitting Tutorial - https://youtu.be/jxjEMqeZ-mo

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Pattern

Smaller Needles

Using long tail cast on method cast on 112 (128) stitches. Place your stitch marker on your right-hand needle and join

Band:

Note - There are two options for your band; Basic and Folded

Basic -

R1-R12 - K2, P2

Folded -

R1-R30 - K2, P2

Larger Needles

Body:

R1 - P2, *K12, P4* repeat around until 2 sts remain, P2

Repeat R1 for 9 rounds

R10 - P2, *place next 6 sts on cable holder in front, K6 sts on LN, place stitches back on LN, K6 Sts, P4*, repeat until 2 sts remain, P2

Repeat rounds (1-10) 3 more times

R41 - K around

Decreasing Women’s Size:

Note - You may need to switch to DPN or use the magic loop method towards the end.

R42 - *K12, K2Tog, repeat from * around (104)

R43 - *K11, K2Tog, repeat from * around (96)

R44 - *K10, K2Tog, repeat from * around (88)

R45 - *K9, K2Tog, repeat from * around (80)

R46 - *K8, K2Tog, repeat from * around (72)

R47 - *K7, K2Tog, repeat from * around (64)

R48 - *K6, K2Tog, repeat from * around (56)

R49 - *K5, K2Tog, repeat from * around (48)

R50 - *K4, K2Tog, repeat from * around (40)

R51 - *K3, K2Tog, repeat from * around (32)

R52 - *K2, K2Tog, repeat from * around (24)

R53 - *K1, K2Tog, repeat from * around (16)

R54 - *K2Tog, repeat from * around (8)

Decreasing Men’s Size:

Note - You may need to switch to DPN or use the magic loop method towards the end.

R42 - *K14, K2Tog, repeat from * around (120)

R43 - *K13, K2Tog, repeat from * around (112)

R44 - *K12, K2Tog, repeat from * around (104)

R45 - *K11, K2Tog, repeat from * around (96)

R46 - *K10, K2Tog, repeat from * around (88)

R47 - *K9, K2Tog, repeat from * around (80)

R48 - *K8, K2Tog, repeat from * around (72)

R49 - *K7, K2Tog, repeat from * around (64)

R50 - *K6, K2Tog, repeat from * around (56)

R51 - *K5, K2Tog, repeat from * around (48)

R52 - *K4, K2Tog, repeat from * around (40)

R53 - *K3, K2Tog, repeat from * around (32)

R54 - *K2, K2Tog, repeat from * around (24)

R55 - *K1, K2Tog, repeat from * around (16)

R56 - *K2Tog, repeat from * around (8)

Closing the hat:

Cut long tail. Thread yarn needle with long tail and pull through each stitch on your needles. Remove your needles as the remaining stitches are on the tail. Pull tail tightly, cinching the top shut. Weave in all loose ends.