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Simple Ribs and Cables Beanie

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I love this beanie, it has a simple style and looks great on the guys and the girls. This one is very similar to my Favourite Ribbed Beanie but I have added 5 simple C4F cables in with the ribs for a nice simple cable look. A folded rim adds extra warmth around the ears.

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Knit up in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, this one knits up quickly. This is a really nice and affordable soft bulky wool with even thickness throughout which gives the beanie beautiful stitch definition. Also, I LOVE this colour. Gosling is a perfect neutral, light, flat gray with just a touch of beige which makes it more of an earthy, muted tone. Perfect for showing off those cables.

simples ribs and cables beanie with faux fur pompom

Make this classic beanie a little more fun and trendy by topping it off with a faux fur pompom.


The Pattern

Yarn

Wool of the Andes Bulky in Gosling
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You will need one hank, 137 yards

Needles and Tools

US 8 (5 mm) 16″ circular knitting needle

US 10 (6 mm) 16″ circular knitting needle

US 10 (6 mm) Double Point Needles

Stitch Marker

Cable Needle

Darning Needle

Gauge

4″ = 16 stitches and 20 rows on US10 (6mm) needles in K2, P2 ribbing

Size

Circumference 22″-24″ (56cm -61cm)

Length 9.5″ (24cm) folded, 11.5″ (29cm) unfolded

Abbreviations

C4F – Cable Four Forward, place the next 2 stitches on a cable needle and hold at the front of your work, knit 2 then knit 2 from the cable needle

CO – Cast On

DPNs – Double Point Needles

K2tog – Decrease one by knitting the next 2 stitches together

KFB – Knit Front and Back (option increase for this pattern), increase 1 by knitting into the front and back of the next stitch

LLI – Left Lifted Increase. This is similar to an M1, increase 1 by picking up and knitting a stitch in the leg of the stitch two rows below the stitch just knit on the right needle

P2tog – Decrease one by purling the next 2 stitches together

RLI – Right Lifted Increase. This is similar to an M1, increase 1 by picking up and knitting a stitch into the leg of the stitch directly below the next stitch on the left needle

Instructions

Ribs and Cable Beanie

CO 80 with US 8 circular needle, place marker and join round

[K2, P2] repeat to end

Work 11 more rounds of K2, P2 ribbing

Increase Round: [[K2, P2] x3, K1, LLI, RLI, K1, P2] repeat to end

Designers Note: I use LLI and RLI as an increase for a nice transition from the rib to cable. These increases are forms of M1, you are picking up the stitch from the legs of stitches. See the abbreviation section above for more details.  Optional: If you’re looking for an easier method you can substitute K1, LLI, RLI, K1 with KFB x2.  

Switch to US 10 circular needle

Next Round: [[K2, P2] x3, K4, P2] repeat to end

Begin Repeat Rounds

Round 1: [[K2, P2] x3, C4F, P2] repeat to end

Rounds 2-4: [[K2, P2] x3, K4, P2] repeat to end

Work these repeat rounds a total of 8 times

Begin Decrease Rounds – Switch to DPNs when needed

Next Round: [[K2, P2] x3, place the next 2 stitches on a cable needle and hold at the front of your work, K2tog then K2tog from the cable needle, P2] repeat to end

Next Round: [K2, P2] repeat to end

Next Round: [K2, P2tog] repeat to end

Next Round: [K2, P1] repeat to end

Next Round: {K2tog, P1] repeat to end

Next Round: [K1, P1] repeat to end

Next Round: [Slip the first stitch (knit stitch) without changing the direction of the stitch, slip the second stitch (purl stitch) so the direction of the stitch matches the first stitch.  Return both stitches to the left hand needle, K2tog] repeat to end  

Next Round: [K2tog] repeat to end

Cut the yarn and run it through the remaining stitches with a darning needle.  Run it through the center into the inside of the beanie.  Sew a couple stitches to secure.

Weave in loose ends

Wash and block

Looks great with or without a pompom, add one if you’d like

© 2021 Heather Pelletier – Handknit Hugs
Do not copy, re-distribute or sell this pattern either in whole or in part.
You may sell products made from this pattern – credit would be appreciated.


Favourite Ribbed Beanie

Thanks so much for checking out this pattern. If you liked it you can support me just by sharing it. Also, if you like this one but want to skip the cables you can check out my Favourite Ribbed Beanie pattern.

Please comment below if you have any questions or feedback.

I would love to see your finished beanie, share your project on Ravelry or post a photo on Instagram and tag @handknithugs #simpleribsandscablesbeanie

Happy Knitting! – Heather

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