Braided Beanie Pattern

The Braided Beanie makes a wonderful accessory to your fall, winter or spring season and can even come in handy on cool summer nights. The braided cables make for an intricate design which is visually pleasing to the eye.

This beanie is made in the round as one piece on circular needles and double pointed needles (DPN) so there are no seams which means you get to enjoy the knitting more with minimal finishing afterwards.

I used the double yarn method for this pattern which uses two threads of the same yarn (or two different yarns) as one thread. This method allows for projects to get finished faster as you’re able to use a larger needle size.

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Materials:
16-inch (41cm) Circular Knitting Needle in Size US 10.5 (6.5mm)
16-inch (41cm) Circular Knitting Needle in Size US 13 (9mm)
Double Pointed Knitting Needles in Size US 13 (9.0mm)
Cable Stitch Holders
Knitting Stitch Markers

Gauge: 8.5 sts x 11 rows = 2” with US 10.5 in stockinette

Yarn: 180 – 240 yards James C. Brett Marble Yarn in Shade 18

Finished size: 15” [brim] x 14” [length]

ABBREVIATIONS
CO : cast on
PM: place marker [this helps you know when you’re starting a new round]
K : knit
P : purl
Sl2 to CN: slip 2 sts to cable holder
K2 from CN: knit 2 sts that were being held on cable stitch holder
K2tog : knit 2 sts together

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS
Set-up: CO 60 sts on US 10.5 needles. PM and join round, being sure that stitches aren’t twisted.

R1-R10 [Ribbing at bottom portion of beanie]: K1, P2 for 10 rounds.

Braided Cable Portion [chart is available below]
Switch to US 13 needles.
R1: Sl2 to CN, hold to front, k2, k2 from CN. K2. P1. K2. P1. Continue until the end.
R2: k6. P1. K2. P1.
R3: k6. P1. K2. P1.
R4: K2. Sl2 to CN, hold to back, k2, k2 from CN. P1. K2. P1. Continue until the end.
R5: k6. P1. K2. P1.
R6: k6. P1. K2. P1.
Repeat R1-6 twice more for 18 rows total in Braided Portion of beanie.

Decrease (change to DPN as needed):
R1: *Sl2 to CN, hold to front, k2, k2 from CN. K2. P1. K2tog. P1. Continue from * until the end of round. (54 sts)
R2: *K6. P1. K1. P1. Continue from * until the end of round.
R3: *K6. P1. P2tog. Continue from * until the end of round. (48 sts)
R4: *K2. Sl2 to CN, hold to back, k2, k2 from CN. P2. Continue from * until the end of round.
R5: *K6. P2tog. Continue from * until the end of round. (42 sts)
R6: *K6. P1. Continue from * until the end of round.
R7: *Sl2 to CN, hold to front, k2, k2 from CN. K1. Sl1, k1, psso. Continue from * until the end of round. (36 sts)
R8: K all sts.
R9: *K2tog, k4. Continue from * until the end of round. (30 sts)
R10: *K1. Sl2 to CN, hold to back, k2, k2 from CN. Continue from * until the end of round.
R11: *K3. K2tog. Continue from * until the end of round. (24 sts)

R12: *K2. K2tog. Continue from * until the end of round. (18sts)
R13: *Sl1 to CN, hold to front, k1, k1 from CN. K1. Continue from * until the end of round.
R14: *K1. K2tog. Continue from * until the end of round. (12 sts)
R15: *K2tog. Continue from * until the end of round. (6 sts)

Cut thread and pull through remaining 6 sts.
Weave in ends and block and your new, beautiful beanie is ready to wear!