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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 crochet cable stitch 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. 

Woman looking down, wearing mint green crochet cable hat.

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Scroll down for the free crochet cable hat pattern, or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version here:

About the Neo Mint Crochet Cable Hat

Designing this simple crochet 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, and cosy, but delicate too.

I don’t know about you but I really like working hats flat and then seaming them. I also like to work them in one piece so there’s hardly any sewing to do either.

For this cable hat crochet pattern, I designed it to be worked from the brim upwards, using simple crochet cable stitches that repeat around the hat.

Close-up of mint green crochet cable hat with crochet hook and acorns laying on table.

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!

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.

If crochet cables are your thing then I’ve also used this very cable stitch in my crochet cable pillow and wall hanging patterns too. Crochet cables really are so versatile!

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.

Tension and Sizing

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

19st and 10 rows = 4in x 4 in (10cm x 10cm) over band section

Materials

5mm (US H/8) crochet hook – my favourites are Furls Streamline Swirl crochet hooks or Clover Amour crochet hooks.
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Stitch markers if desired

Pattern Options

Get this crochet cable hat pattern free in this blog post – just scroll down! You can also purchase an ad-free, printable PDF with added extras in my pattern stores: 

close up of mint green crochet cable hat with wide brim laid on table with crochet hook and acorns

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Woman looking sideways wearing crochet cable hat in mint green.

Glossary and Abbreviations (US Terminology)

  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – treble
  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • ss – slip stitch st(s) – stitch(es)
  • RS – right side
  • tog – together
  • rep – repeat
  • FP – front post
  • BL – back loop
Woman wearing mint green crochet cable hat touching the brim with her fingers.

Pattern Notes

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

Neo Mint Crochet Cable Hat Pattern

This free pattern is in standard US crochet terms. The printable PDF has both US and UK 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 4-7 create 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]

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

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. 

If you love this cable hat, I also have a mint green matching crochet cable scarf pattern that you might enjoy making! The two patterns make the perfect crochet hat and scarf gift set for Christmas.

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Woman wearing mint green simple crochet cable hat, a winter beanie.

t k

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

I love the look of this hat! I am saving the page link to my email--will have to remember to scroll down to the US directions. I have tried for several days to get the pdf from the last minute crochet gifts giveaway, but the "download pattern" button only goes to another page which does not have any pattern.

HanJan Crochet

Friday 22nd of October 2021

So glad you like it! The page it takes you to is my 'About me' page which has a large picture of the hat pattern right towards the bottom. Just click on that image and you'll be able to download the PDF :)

Valerie

Friday 13th of November 2020

I’m really confused about switching from the band to the body of the hat. You say “work 77 Hdc along long edge, turn. (This works out to 2 star in each of 24 row ends and 1 st in each remaining row end)”. But there are 53 rows so where is the 24 coming from?

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Friday 13th of November 2020

Hi Valerie, So sorry that it's confusing - it means that of the 53 rows, 24 of them need to have 2 stitches in and the rest (29 rows) will only need 1 stitch, making a total of (24 x 2) + 29 = 77 stitches. I hope that make sense and helps. Looking forward to seeing your version of the hat! Best wishes Hannah

Catherine

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

Hi Hannah, The pattern notes say the hat is gathered at the top but in the making up it says join crown with whip stitch. Not sure what I should be doing? Catherine

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Thursday 12th of November 2020

Hi Catherine, Sorry it it's confusing - it's kind of a mixture of the two! Gather it to form the shape and then whip stitch to secure the last round for the crown. Hope that makes sense! Best wishes Hannah

Marianne Davenport

Tuesday 10th of November 2020

Hi Hannah. I see this pattern is for average adult head at 50cm. Do you have any suggestions on appropriate changes for a larger head? Approximately 58-60 cm? Thank you kindly, Marianne

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Wednesday 11th of November 2020

Hi Marianne, Thanks so much for your message - the hat sits at 50cm before stretch and has plenty of stretch in it so should fit 58-60cm fine but you could always just work it in a 5.5mm or 6mm hook instead and that should do the trick too. Best wishes Hannah

Bets

Monday 9th of November 2020

I am enjoying your pattern but have no idea how row 17 is working. It seems like we're adding a hdc in the 3rd st only to crochet 2 tog in the next step? Is there a video of making this hat?

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Tuesday 10th of November 2020

Thanks for your message, yes that's right to crochet2tog in this row, it decreases the hat slightly to help shape the top this way. I don't have video yet I'm afraid but I plan to make one soon! Best wishes Hannah