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Cabled Beanie Hat Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Cabled Beanie Hat Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Jo Allport

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 3 / 3.25mm, US 5 / 3.75mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type

    Double-pointed, Circular

  • Techniques


    Cables, knit, Purl

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What you need to know

Download Jo Allport's beanie hat knitting pattern, and you'll learn how to work German short rows.

Knitted in a vibrant wool yarn, this tasteful hat features subtle cable detailing at the back and will add a zap of colour to any outfit. It’s the perfect go-to on bad hair days – not that we fabulous knitters ever experience those! This design uses German short rows (GSR), a method that creates wedges in your knitting in order to shape it elegantly with minimal gaps or distorted stitches. It’s simple enough to get the hang of, especially with Jo Allport here to show you the ropes!

What do I need?

Yarn: Rowan Norwegian Wool, shade 011 Daphne, two 50g balls
Needles: 3.25mm, 3.75mm, both circular
Cable needle
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle


To fit head circumference (cm): 47 (53, 56)

Top knit tip

German short rows can be worked flat or in the round, on knit or purl rows. These instructions are for working in stocking stitch in the round, but it’s just as easy to create short-row shaping flat, using knit or purl.

Meet the designer

Jo Allport is a knitwear designer based in Stirling, Scotland. Jo loves to draw inspiration from the Scottish countryside surrounding her home. Love this beanie? Make Jo's medallion stitch scarf to complete the look. You'll find even more designs from Jo Allport here.

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Watch to learn

Brush up on the skills needed for this pattern with this tutorial.

Techniques: Cables, knit, Purl, Short Row Shaping

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