Daydreamer Beanie Pattern
This cozy little folded brim cable knit beanie is full of twisty texture on top of a purl stitch background. I had so much fun designing this one and I found the design to be very fluid and calming to look at, hence the name the ‘Daydreamer Beanie’.
Most of the cable stitches are a 2/1 cross, which incorporates both knit and purl stitches in the cable combo. I have included video links demonstrating the cable stitches required and for the two decrease stitches at the crown. Most of the pattern instructions are in written form, but I have also included a chart version for the body of the hat if you prefer.
One last thing: These instructions are written for two colors of yarn with the yarn change at the end of the brim rounds. When choosing colors, I like to pair a solid color for the textured body of the hat and a complimenting variegated color for the brim. But you can even use two skeins of the same color too for a more solid look.
Using US 11 (8.0mm) needles:
11.5 sts and 16 rows make a 4” (10cm) square in stockinette stitch, unblocked
126 total yards (183g/115m) of super bulky weight yarn in two colors (Suggested yarn: Baah Yarn Sequoia and Manos Del Uruguay Franca)
Color A: 60 yards (88g/55m)
Color B: 66 yards (95g/60m)
US 10.5 (6.5mm) 16” (40cm) circular needles
US 11 (8.0mm) 16” (40cm) circular needles
US 11 (8.0mm) double pointed needles
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Decrease stitches: k2tog, skp, p2tog
Cable knitting: 2/2 RC, 2/1 LPC & RPC (videos included)
Knitting in the round on circular needles and dpns