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Trail Mix Beanie Pattern

This fun little adult-sized beanie comes with a plethora of cable combinations. I thought “Trail Mix” was a suitable name since it pretty much has a little bit of everything. Although this hat only uses simple left or right leaning cable crosses, the various combinations of the two result in: twists, braids, horseshoes, and X’s and O’s. The braids are carried down through the brim of the hat as well in three spots around the hat. They are evenly spaced, but you can choose to position a braided section off to the side of your forehead or centered when you put it on.

The pattern is broken up into 3 sections: the brim, the body, and decreases. I’ve included both a chart and written instructions for the brim and the body, and written instructions for the decreases.

Gauge
With US 7 needles, 18 sts and 23 rows make a 4” square in stockinette stitch

Materials Needed
120 yards of worsted weight yarn
US 5 (3.75mm) 16” circular needles
US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needle
US 7 (4.5mm) double pointed needles
Cable needle
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Skills/stitches Required
cast on
knit/purl
cable knitting
knitting through the back loop
knitting in the round
knitting with double pointed needles

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