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Crochet Cable Hat – Free Winter Beanie Crochet Pattern

Sophisticated crochet cables and a deep ribbed brim makes the Neo Mint Crochet Cable Hat the perfect winter beanie crochet pattern to make and add to your wardrobe. Worked completely flat, this quick and simple hat is effortlessly stylish and will suit everyone.

The hat is constructed by working the brim band flat in rows then rotating to work the body in flat rows along the edge of the brim band. The hat is seamed up the side and gathered at the top to ensure a cosy, snug fit. 

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern and video tutorial here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Neo Mint Crochet Cable Hat Pattern in my pattern store to download and print.

woman looking down wearing mint green crochet cable hat, winter beanie hat

About the Neo Mint Crochet Cable Hat

Designing this simple crochet beanie hat was an absolute joy! I had the idea in my head and it literally flew off the hook. I wanted it to be slouchy, comfy, cosy but delicate too.

I don’t know about you but I really like working hats flat and then seaming them and I also like to work them in one piece so there’s hardly any sewing to do either. For this winter beanie I designed it to be worked from the brim upwards, using a simple crochet cable stitch that repeats around the hat.

The crochet cable stitches mean that I would class this as an intermediate crochet pattern but don’t let that put you off if you’d like to give it a go – it’s a great first cable project to try your hand at!

Over the years I’ve launched a number of crochet hats and beanies for all ages and styles and I’m so happy to be sharing this with you now!

Pattern Options

The Neo Mint Crochet Cable Hat Pattern is a free crochet pattern in both UK and US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it. If you’d prefer to purchase an ad free version you can find them here:

Pin the crochet hat pattern for later using this image (or any image you like on this post!) to your crochet board:

woman looking sideways wearing crochet cable hat in mint green

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Yarn

To make the crochet cable hat I used Stylecraft Life DK which is 75% acrylic, 25% wool, 100g/298m and has the most lovely feel to it. It seems almost slightly bulkier than some double knit yarn I’ve used but that just added to the cosy feel of the hat.

You will need 2 balls of Mint to crochet the hat.

A great alternative yarn is Paintbox Yarns Simply DK which is 100% acrylic, 276m/100g and so a great option if you have sensitive skin or don’t want to use natural fibres.

woman wearing mint green crochet cable hat touching the brim with her fingers

Tension and Sizing

To fit an average adult head (circumference around 50cm with plenty of stretch)

19st and 10 rows = 10cm by 10cm over band section

Materials

Stylecraft Life DK  (75% acrylic 25% wool, 100g/298m) 2 balls of Mint (2342)

5mm (US H/8) crochet hook

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch st(s) – stitch(es)

RS – right side

tog – together

rep – repeat

FP – front post

BL – back loop

close up of mint green crochet cable hat with crochet hook and acorns laying on table

Crochet Stitches 

UK Crochet TermsUS Crochet Terms
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
htr – half treblehdc – half double crochet
tr – trebledc – double crochet
dtr – double trebletr – treble

Pattern Notes

A ch1 at the beginning of a row or round does not count as a stitch.

The hat is constructed by working the Band flat in rows then rotating to work the Body in flat rows along the edge of the Band. 

The hat is then seamed up the side and gathered at the top. 

When working into a stitch that sits below the working row ( e.g. the FP sts that are 2 rows below), this counts as a stitch, therefore, skip the corresponding stitch that would normally have been used on the working edge. 

close up of mint green crochet cable hat with crochet hook and acorns laying on table

I know that crochet cables can be tricky and confusing as to what goes around the who and where now so I’ve put together a video tutorial for the Neo Mint Cable Hat pattern to walk you through the whole thing.

WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE

Neo Mint Crochet Cable Hat Pattern – UK Terms

UK Crochet Terms –

BAND

Foundation chain: ch25

Row 1: RS: htr in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end [24] turn

Rows 2-53: ch1, (does not count here and throughout), htr in BL of each st to end, turn. 

Do not turn after Row 53, rotate to work along the long edge (row ends) for the hat Body.

MAIN HAT BODY

Row 1: ch1, work 77htr evenly across long edge, turn. (This works out as 2 sts in each of 24 rows ends and 1st in each remaining row end.) [77]

Row 2: ch1, htr in each to end, turn

Row 3: ch1, *(htr in next st, FPdtr around next 2 sts two rows below) twice, htr in next st; rep from * to end, turn [11 pattern repeats]

Row 4: ch1, htr in each st to end, turn

Row 5: ch1, *htr in next st, skip next 3 sts, FPdtr around next 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below, working behind these sts; htr in 3rd skipped stitch, working in front of these sts; FPdtr around 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below skipped sts, htr in next st; rep from * to end, turn

Row 6: ch1, htr in each st to end, turn

Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Rows 4-7create the pattern.

Rows 8-15: Repeat the pattern twice more.

Row 16: Repeat Row 4

Row 17: ch1 htr in first st, *skip next 3 sts, FPdtr around next 2 Front Post stitches 2 rows below, htr in 3rd skipped st,  FPdtr around next 2 Front Post stitches 2 rows below skipped sts, htr2tog; rep from * to last 6 sts, skip next 3 sts, FPdtr around next 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below, htr in 3rd skipped st, FPdtr around 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below skipped sts, htr in last st, turn [67]

Row 18: Repeat Row 6

Row 19: ch1, htr in first st, *FPdtr around next 2 sts two rows below, htr in next st; rep from * to end, turn

Row 20: Repeat Row 4

Row 21: ch1, htr in first st, skip next 3 sts, FPdtr around next 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below, htr in 3rd skipped stitch, FPdtr around 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below skipped sts, *skip next 4 sts, FPdtr around next 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below, htr in 4th skipped stitch, FPdtr around Front Post sts 2 rows below 2nd and 3rd skipped sts; rep from * to last st, htr in last st, turn [57]

Row 22: ch1, htr in first st, (htr2tog) to end [29]

TO MAKE UP

Turn to WS facing, seam crown and side of Hat with whip stitch.

Turn to RS facing and turn up Band.

Add handmade tag on brim if desired. 

mint green crochet cable hat with crochet hook and acorns laying on table

Neo Mint Crochet Cable Hat Pattern – US Terms

US Crochet Terms

BAND

Foundation chain: ch25

Row 1: RS: hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end [24] turn

Rows 2-53: ch1, (does not count here and throughout), hdc in BL of each st to end, turn. 

Do not turn after Row 53, rotate to work along the long edge (row ends) for the hat Body.

MAIN HAT BODY

Row 1: ch1, work 77hdc evenly across long edge, turn. (This works out as 2 sts in each of 24 rows ends and 1st in each remaining row end.) [77]

Row 2: ch1, hdc in each to end, turn

Row 3: ch1, *(hdc in next st, FPtr around next 2 sts two rows below) twice, hdc in next st; rep from * to end, turn [11 pattern repeats]

Row 4: ch1, hdc in each st to end, turn

Row 5: ch1, *hdc in next st, skip next 3 sts, FPtr around next 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below, working behind these sts; hdc in 3rd skipped stitch, working in front of these sts; FPtr around 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below skipped sts, hdc in next st; rep from * to end, turn

Row 6: ch1, hdc in each st to end, turn

Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Rows 4-7create the pattern.

Rows 8-15: Repeat the pattern twice more.

Row 16: Repeat Row 4

Row 17: ch1 hdc in first st, *skip next 3 sts, FPtr around next 2 Front Post stitches 2 rows below, hdc in 3rd skipped st,  FPtr around next 2 Front Post stitches 2 rows below skipped sts, hdc2tog; rep from * to last 6 sts, skip next 3 sts, FPtr around next 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below, hdc in 3rd skipped st, FPtr around 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below skipped sts, hdc in last st, turn [67]

Row 18: Repeat Row 6

Row 19: ch1, hdc in first st, *FPtr around next 2 sts two rows below, hdc in next st; rep from * to end, turn

Row 20: Repeat Row 4

Row 21: ch1, hdc in first st, skip next 3 sts, FPtr around next 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below, hdc in 3rd skipped stitch, FPtr around 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below skipped sts, *skip next 4 sts, FPtr around next 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below, hdc in 4th skipped stitch, FPtr around Front Post sts 2 rows below 2nd and 3rd skipped sts; rep from * to last st, hdc in last st, turn [57]

Row 22: ch1, hdc in first st, (hdc2tog) to end [29]

TO MAKE UP

Turn to WS facing, seam crown and side of Hat with whip stitch.

Turn to RS facing and turn up Band.

Add handmade tag on brim if desired. 

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