Beanies, berets, and slouchy hats featuring cable designs. Many of these patterns are great for women and men! Most patterns are free. Updated 3/14/23
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Beanie with cable panels alternating with welted texture. Uses one skein 180 - 190 yards (165 - 174 m) of DK weight yarn. Designed by Pam Sluter.
Cabled Tassel Hat
Beanie with largle cables alternating with seed stith panels and finished with a tassel. Quick knit in Super Bulky yarn. Designed by Lisa Carnahan for Lion Brand. Rated easy by the designer.
Tied Knots Hat
Slouchy beanie with cables and ribbing. DK weight yarn. Designed by Justyna Lorkowska.
Cable Chic Hat
This beanie uses one of my favorite stitches - an all-over woven cable in an 8-row repeat. Worsted yarn. Curvaceously Chic Hat designed by Marly Bird for Red Heart.
Cable hat by Agata Smektala can be knit slouchy or beanie style. Pictured project by enyo
Versatile cable hat by Agata Smektala can be knit slouchy or beanie style, with or without pompom. Pictured project by Mammutis.
Lattice Look Beanie
Cable hat in two sizes. Designed by by Timothy Peters for Red Heart.
The cable and rib design of this beanie was inspired by cathedral architecture. Designed by by Sarah Hood. Pictured project by Siobhanta
More Free Patterns
Once Upon a Time: Emma’s Dreamy Hat
Erica Harbin’s cabled beanie is a reproduction of the hat Emma wore in the Dreamy episode of Once Upon a Time. Pictured project by AnnaKristine86
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Knotted Rib Hat
Cabled beanie rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Cheryl Beckerich for Cascade Yarns.
Fairly Legal: Fair Kate Hat
Thelma Egberts replicated the breathtaking cable hat lawyer Kate Reed wore in the in TV-series Fairly Legal. The TV series lasted a couple of seasons but this hat is a hit!
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Brimmed hat in one size. Use the top of a whipped cream container for the brim. Pictured project by knitkolic.
The Able Cable Hat
Designed by Kari Steinetz.
This is one of my own designs. It’s a super easy cable hat and a great pattern for your first cable project. It was my first cable project! Video tutorial for the stitch is included in the pattern. Pictured project by cmarieknitting
Sarah Pope’s stylish hat features a honeycomb cable band,a slouchy crown in fisherman’s rib topped with a pompom, and a button fastening that can be worn open in back, closed on the side, or in any other way you like.
Earflap Hat and Matching Sweater
Aran cable patterns inspired this set by Patons.
Cabled Ski Bonnet
Lacey Volk’s Neon Ski Bonnet features and cabled band and smocked crown.
Patterns for Purchase
No longer free. This unisex hat comes in fitted and slouchy versions with 3 sizes and features cables on textured panels. Designed by Veronika Jobe.
Cabled hat inspired by incredible architecture of Gloucester Cathedral and features a twisted stitch cabled pattern and a slightly slouchy fit. Sizes range from toddler to adult large and notes are provided for creating smaller/larger sizes as well. DK weight yarn. Designed by rina Anikeeva.
Slouchy hat in seed stitch with an oversized side cable braid. Beginner friendly! But, also fun for the experienced knitter. Sizes range from toddler to adult large and notes are provided for creating smaller/larger sizes as well. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Prem Knits.
Song of Peace Hat
Slouchy hat features a cable brim. Sizes included for 6 years to adult.
Cable Pompom Hat
Quick knit in super bulky yarn.
The unisex Bartek features multiple cable bands in varied width and one large cable twist that runs vertically up the side.
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- Get the recommended yarn Cascade Eco Cloud
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Song of Love Hat
This richly textured slouchy hat features a simple basketweave cable brim. Sizes included for 6 years to adult.
Fast knit in super bulky yarn. The fluffy lining of this cozy ear flap hat is knitted separately and popped inside with a simple whipstitch. The easy pompoms are made with fake fur. Full tutorial.
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