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The Simple Cable Brimmed Beanie is the perfect free crochet hat pattern to learn how to crochet cables with. When you try this simple crochet cable hat pattern free on my blog, you’ll be able to practice using post stitches to make a really neat twisted effect.
Crochet cable beanie patterns often start with complex stitches at the crown of the hat, but I wanted to try something a bit simpler. Juggling cables and increase or decrease stitches is hard work, but this easy cable brim section is worked in a simple 5 stitch, 4 row repeat.
If you can make a post stitch, you can make this hat.
Don’t you think this crochet cable stitch looks awesome in place of a basic ribbed brim? I love it!
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Here’s everything you’ll need to get started.
I/5.5mm Crochet Hook – (try the Furls Streamline Swirl in Cream!); Lion Brand Wool Ease, 197yds/180m, 3oz/85g, 80% Acrylic, 20% wool, Worsted  Weight yarn in Blush Heather colorway; Yarn Needle; Scissors
Ch- chain; Hdc- half double crochet; Fpdc- front post double crochet; Rpt- repeat; Sk- skip; Sl- slip stitch; St(s)- stitch(es)
Gauge / Finished Size
8 hdc and 6 rounds is 2” square in hdc.
Sized Newborn (Baby, Toddler, Child, Small, Large) to fit 13.5 (14, 17, 19, 21.5, 23) inch head. Finished hat measures 5 (6.25, 7.5, 8.25, 10, 11) inches across brim, and 5.5 (6, 7.5, 9, 9.5, 10) inches crown to brim.
Hat worked from crown downward in joined, unturned rounds.
Turning chain does not count as a stitch throughout. Join in first st of round.
Simple Cable Brimmed Beanie Pattern
Crown of Hat
Round 1: In an adjustable ring, ch 1 and work 10 hdc, sl. 
Alternately, Ch 2, work 10 hdc into 2nd ch from hook, sl.
Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in each st around, sl. 
Round 3: Ch 1, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st,* rpt from * to * around, sl. 
Round 4: Ch 1, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* rpt from * to * around, sl. 
Newborn Size Stop and continue at Round X.
Round 5: Ch 1, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* rpt from * to * around, sl. 
Baby size stop and continue at Round X.
Round 6: Ch 1, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* rpt from * to * around, sl. 
Toddler Size stop and continue at Round X.
Round 7: Ch 1, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* rpt from * to * around, sl. 
Child Size stop and continue at Round X.
Round 8: Ch 1, *hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* rpt from * to * around, sl. 
Small size stop and continue at Round X.
Round 9: Ch 1, *hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* rpt from * to * around, sl. 
Round X: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl. [40 (50, 60, 70, 80, 90)]
Repeat Round X for a total of 4(4, 8, 7, 8, 7) times. Your hat will have 8 (9,14, 14, 16, 16) rows at this point.
Crochet Cable Braid Stitch Brim
For ease of counting, the row counts start over with the first cabled round.
Round 1: Ch 1, *hdc in next 2 sts, leaving next 3 sts from prev round unworked, fpdc into next 3 sts from 2 rounds below,* rpt from * to * around, sl. [40 (50, 60, 70, 80, 90)]
Round 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl. [40(50, 60, 70, 80, 90)]
Round 3: Ch 1, *hdc in next 2 sts, working into fpdc from 2 rounds below (sk 1 fpdc, fpdc around next 2 fpdc, fpdc in skipped fpdc),* rpt from * to * around, sl. [40(50, 60, 70, 80, 90)]
Round 4: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl. [40(50, 60, 70, 80, 90)]
Round 5: Ch 1, *hdc in next 2 sts, working into fpdc from 2 rounds below fpdc in next 3 fpdc,* rpt * to * around, sl. [40(50, 60, 70, 80, 90)]
Newborn, Baby, and Toddler Size stop and skip ahead to Round 14.
Child, Small, Large Sizes ONLY
Rounds 6-13: Rpt Rounds 2-5 twice.
Round 14: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl. [40(50, 60, 70, 80, 90)]
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Block as desired.
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Hi…absolutely LOVE this pattern! May I ask how many stitches to make the magic circle? I note that many patterns do not include that… Is there a standard amount? I would be so ever grateful if you could tell me how many stitches to create the magic circle for this(these) hats? Thank you so so much for sharing!
The Magic Circle is a technique in and of itself, so doesn’t have a stitch count. If you are looking to learn more about hat starts, you can check out this page here, where I compare the 3 more common ways to start a top down hat.
I really think that the videos on that page will help explain it better than I can in a post!
Not sure how you can go from 90 stitches, drop 3 stitches working the cable pattern and still have 90 stitches???
The stitch count remains the same because your stitches are simply being placed an extra row down. That means that you’ll have a stitch that “belongs with” that unworked stitch, but is placed in a different stitch.