Welcome to the Just a Twist Knitted Beanie pattern. I’m deeply in love with knitting cables and braids. I love to play around with how the textures look together. The Just a Twist Beanie was created to have a beautiful and unique texture as well as look super fashionable. I designed the pattern so the big cable can be substituted for a big braid. Knitting cables and braids work up super fast and this is one project you’ll love wearing. The pattern is written in four sizes: adult, child, toddler, and baby.

If you’re new to knitting, working cables, and braids are easier than you think. I’ve provided a few links under the abbreviations to help get you started. Just a Twist Beanie pattern is available as an affordable and ad-free PDF on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE.  

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Materials:

Yards/Ounces:

Skill Level:

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Size:

Adult & Child (4-7 years-old), Toddler, Baby (6 – 18 months) 

Gauge: 

4 x 4 inches = 18 sts x 18 rows of rib stitches (k1, p1) with US 10.5 or 6.5 mm knitting needles  

Dimensions:

Abbreviations:  

 

k1 = knit 1 stitch

p1 = purl 1 stitch

C4F = Cable Forward with 4 stitches. Slip next 2 stitches on to cable needle and hold at front of work, k2 from left needle, then k2 from cable needle.

C4B = Cable Backward with 4 stitches. Slip next 2 stitches on to cable needle and hold at back of work, k2 from left needle, then k2 from cable needle.

C8F = Cable Forward with 8 stitches. Slip next 4 stitches on to cable needle and hold at front of work, k4 from left needle, then k4 from cable needle. 

C8B = Cable Backward with 8 stitches. Slip next 4 stitches on to cable needle and hold at back of work, k4 from left needle, then k4 from cable needle. 

C12B = Cable Backward with 12 stitches. Slip next 6 stitches on to cable needle and hold at back of work, k6 from left needle, then k6 from cable needle. 

k2tog = knit 2 stitches together for a decrease 

SM = stitch mark

Helpful Links to Videos:

Hooked on Tilly: Beginners Guide to Knitting Cables

Mary Maxim: Learn to Knit Intermediate: Cable to the Back

Notes:
  • Designed to be slightly loose with a slight slouch. 
  • It is important to test gauge.
  • The pattern calls for bulky yarn, if you substitute with 2 strands of worsted weight (#4) beanie turns out slightly larger with using some worsted yarns.
  • The pattern is written using stitch markers to make repeats easier. It’s important to stitch mark where indicated.
  • I’ve included a cable and braided version. I’ve written them out separately to make it easy to follow.
  • You can attach fur pom on beanie after you’ve finished.

Pattern: 

 

CABLE VERSION: 

With your US 10.5 or 6.5mm circular needles cast on 66 stitches for Adult, 60 stitches for Child, 54 stitches for Toddler & 48 stitches for Baby. 

Row 1: Joining circle without twisting k1 into first stitch. P1 in next stitch, repeat k1, p1 around to start ribbing, SM. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 2 – 7: K1, p1 around. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) Change circular needles to US 11 or 8.0mm. In the next row, you will place SM for repeats. 

Row 8: For Adult, k36, SM, k12, SM, k18. For Child, k30, SM, k12, SM, k18. For Toddler, k30, SM, k12, SM, k12. For Baby, k24, SM, k12, SM, k12. 

Row 9: K1 around. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 10: *K2, C4B*, repeat * to * to SM, C12B, *k2, C4B* repeat * to * to SM. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 11 – 13: K1 around. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 14: *C4F, k2*, repeat * to * to SM, k12, *C4F, k2*, repeat * to * to SM. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 15 – 17: K1 around. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 18: *K2, C4B*, repeat * to * to SM, k12, *k2, C4B* repeat * to * to SM. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 19 – 21: K1 around. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 22: *C4F, k2*, repeat * to * to SM, C12B, *C4F, k2*, repeat * to * to SM. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 23 – 25: K1 around. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 26: *K2, C4B* repeat * to * SM, k12, *k2, C4B*, repeat * to * to SM. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts)

STOP HERE FOR TODDLER & BABY and got to FINISH for TODDLER & BABY 

Row 27 – 29: K1 around. (66, 60 sts) 

Row 30: *C4F, k2*, repeat * to * to SM, k12, *C4F, k2*, repeat * to * to SM. (66, 60 sts) 

Row 31: K1 around. (66, 60 sts) 

Row 32: *K2tog, k4*, repeat * to * to SM, k12, *k2tog, k4*, repeat * to * to SM. (57, 52 sts) 

Row 33: K1 around. (57, 52 sts) Row 34: *K1, C4B*, repeat * to * to SM, C12B, *k1, C4B*, repeat * to * to SM. (57, 52 sts) 

Row 35: K1 around (Remove SM for Cables). (57, 52 sts) 

Row 36: K1, *k5, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around. (49, 45 sts) 

Row 37: K1 around. (49, 45 sts) FOR ADULT Row 38: K1, *k1, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around. (33 sts) 

 

TODDLER & BABY: 

With your US 10.5 or 6.5mm circular needles cast on 54 stitches for Toddler & 48 stitches for Baby. 

Row 1: Joining circle without twisting k1 into the first stitch. P1 in next stitch, repeat k1, p1 around to start ribbing, SM. (54, 48 sts) 

Row 2 – 5: K1, p1 around. (54, 48 sts) 

Change circular needles to US 11 or 8.0mm.  

Row 6 – 9: *K4, p2*, repeat from * to * around. (54, 48 sts) 

Row 10 – 13: K2, *p2, k4*, repeat from * to * until last 4 stitches, p2, k2. (54, 48 sts) 

Row 14 – 17: *P2, k4*, repeat from * to * around. (54, 48 sts) 

Repeat Rows 6 – 17 one more time. 

Row 30: *K2tog, k2, p2*, repeat * to * around. (45, 40 sts) 

Row 31: *K2tog, k1, p2*, repeat from * to * around. (36, 32 sts)

Cut a tail about 18 inches, using a tapestry needle thread your yarn through the opposite needle and bind off yarn until all yarn is cast off. Using your long-tail pull hole closed to put the needle through top and turn the hat inside out. Finish off by sewing hole closed and fasten off yarn.

FOR CHILD 

Row 38: *K1, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around. (30 sts) 

Cut a tail about 18 inches and using a tapestry needle thread your yarn through the opposite needle and bind off yarn until all yarn is cast off. Using your long-tail pull hole closed and put the needle through top and turn hat inside out. Finish off by sewing hole closed and fasten off yarn

FINISH FOR TODDLER & BABY 

Row 27: K1 around. (54, 48 sts) Row 28: *k4, K2tog*, repeat * to * to SM, k12, *k4, k2tog*, repeat * to * to SM. (47, 42 sts) 

Row 29: K1 around. (47, 42 sts) Row 30: *C4F, k1*, repeat * to * to SM, C12B, *C4B, k1*, repeat * to * to SM. (47, 42 sts) 

Row 31: K1 around (Remove SM for Cables). (47, 42 sts) 

Row 32: K1, *k5, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around until last (toddler) 4 stitches, K1. (41, 36 sts) 

Row 33: K1 around. (41, 36 sts) 

FOR TODDLER 

Row 34: K2, *k1, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around. (28 sts) 

FOR BABY 

Row 34: *K1, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around (24 sts)

Cut a tail about 18 inches and using a tapestry needle thread your yarn through the opposite needle and bind off yarn until all yarn is cast off. Using your long-tail pull hole closed and put the needle through top and turn hat inside out. Finish off by sewing hole closed and fasten off yarn

 

BRAIDED VERSION: 

With your US 10.5 or 6.5mm circular needles cast on 66 stitches for Adult, 60 stitches for Child, 54 stitches for Toddler & 48 stitches for Baby. 

Row 1: Joining circle without twisting k1 into the first stitch. P1 in next stitch, repeat k1, p1 around to start ribbing, SM. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 2 – 7: K1, p1 around. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) Change circular needles to US 11 or 8.0mm. In the next row, you will place SM for repeats. 

Row 8: For Adult, k36, SM, k12, SM, k18. For Child, k30, SM, k12, SM, k18. For Toddler, k30, SM, k12, SM, k12. For Baby, k24, SM, k12, SM, k12. 

Row 9: K1 around. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) Row 10: *K2, C4B*, repeat * to * to SM, k4, C8B, *k2, C4B* repeat * to * to SM. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 11 – 13: K1 around. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 14: *C4F, k2*, repeat * to * to SM, C8F, k4, *C4F, k2*, repeat * to * to SM. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts)

 

Row 15 – 17: K1 around. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 18: *K2, C4B*, repeat * to * to SM, k4, C8B, *k2, C4B* repeat * to * to SM. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 19 – 21: K1 around. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) Row 22: *C4F, k2*, repeat * to * to SM, C8F, k4, *C4F, k2*, repeat * to * to SM. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

Row 23 – 25: K1 around. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) Row 26: *K2, C4B* repeat * to * SM, k4, C8B, *k2, C4B*, repeat * to * to SM. (66, 60, 54, 48 sts) 

STOP HERE FOR TODDLER & BABY and got to FINISH for TODDLER & BABY 

Row 27 – 29: K1 around. (66, 60 sts) 

Row 30: *C4F, k2*, repeat * to * to SM, C8F, k4, *C4F, k2*, repeat * to * to SM. (66, 60 sts) 

Row 31: K1 around. (66, 60 sts) 

Row 32: *K2tog, k4*, repeat * to * to SM, k12, *k2tog, k4*, repeat * to * to SM. (57, 52 sts) Row 33: K1 around. (57, 52 sts) 

Row 34: *K1, C4B*, repeat * to * to SM, k12, *k1, C4B*, repeat * to * to SM. (57, 52 sts) 

Row 35: K1 around (Remove SM for Cables and Braid). (57, 52 sts) 

FOR ADULT  

Row 36: K1, *k5, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around. (49, 45 sts) 

Row 37: K1 around. (49, 45 sts) Row 38: K1, *k1, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around. (33 sts) 

 

FOR CHILD 

Row 36: K1, *k5, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around until last 2 stitches, k2. (49, 45 sts) 

Row 37: K1 around. (49, 45 sts) Row 38: *K1, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around. (30 sts) 

Cut a tail about 18 inches and using a tapestry needle thread your yarn through the opposite needle and bind off yarn until all yarn is cast off. Using your long-tail pull hole closed and put the needle through top and turn hat inside out. Finish off by sewing hole closed and fasten off yarn

FINISH FOR TODDLER & BABY 

Row 27: K1 around. (54, 48 sts) 

Row 28: *k4, K2tog*, repeat * to * to SM, k12, *k4, k2tog*, repeat * to * to SM. (47, 42 sts) 

Row 29: K1 around. (47, 42 sts) 

Row 30: *C4F, k1*, repeat * to * to SM, C8F, k4, *C4B, k1*, repeat * to * to SM. (47, 42 sts) 

Row 31: K1 around (Remove SM for Cables and Braid). (47, 42 sts) 

Row 32: K1, *k5, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around until last (toddler) 4 stitches, K1. (41, 36 sts)

Row 33: K1 around. (41, 36 sts) 

FOR TODDLER 

Row 34: K2, *k1, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around. (28 sts) 

FOR BABY 

Row 34: *K1, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around (24 sts)

Cut a tail about 18 inches and using a tapestry needle thread your yarn through the opposite needle and bind off yarn until all yarn is cast off. Using your long-tail pull hole closed and put the needle through top and turn hat inside out. Finish off by sewing hole closed and fasten off yarn

 

The yarn I used in this pattern is hand-dyed by my from Katie at A Handmade Journey in her colorway Monster Mash. You can follow her on her Instagram account @ahandmadejourney to get updates on when she has pre-orders for yarn of contact her to request a custom dye order.

You can find an affordable PDF version on Etsy HERE or on Ravelry HERE. You can also Pin it for later HERE!

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March 30, 2020

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