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Cabled Brim Beanie

LOOM:  ‘Premium’ Round Knitting Looms, small gauge  (orange loom)

YARN:  Approx 110 yards of worsted weight yarn wool blend. KnitPicks Wool of the Andes was used in sample (1 skein) in color Wellies Heather

NOTIONS:  tapestry needle, cable needle to hold stitches, row counter (optional).

GAUGE: 11 sts x 15 rows = 2”


K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch




C4F: Cable Four Front (See video)

NOTE: The cables draw the knitted fabric in, thus the size of this hat is more of medium size. If you desire to make the hat larger in circumference, cast on a multiple of 8 stitches.


Cast on 80 sts, prepare to work in the round

Round 1, 2, 4: *k4, p4; rep from * to end of round.

Round 3: *C4F, p4; rep from * to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1- 4: 4 more times. (5 times total).

Next round: knit to end of round.

Repeat last round until item measures approximately 7-inches from cast on edge.

Next 4 rounds: *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Gather bind off as follows: cut working yarn leaving about a 24” yarn tail. Remove all the purl stitches off the loom first, then remove all the knit stitches off, gently tug on the working yarn cinching the top of the hat closed.

Weave in ends. Wet block to set stitches.

Video showing Cable Four Front


  1. Will you please confirm if this is done in a flat panel as the pattern specifies? The pattern reads like it is done in the round, so I wanted to confirm. Thank you.

    1. The hat is done in the round. Thank you for confirming this.

      It could be knit flat, you would need to seam it at the end. I also would add 2 stitches at the end to use them for seaming the side.

  2. Can you make sure the KNIT word more clarify because there are four different kind of KNIT? Is it true knit, flat knit, e wrap, or u-knit? I am annoyed with all the free patterns where I had to play it around over and over. I don’t like to waste my time on this. Just saying.

    1. Hi Paige, the majority of our patterns use the true-knit stitch. If the e-wrap stitch is used, the pattern will typically say Ewrap stitch (abbreviated as EW). Another great way to know is if the sample has the stitches that look like a little twisted “y”. The true knit stitch, u-wrap, and flat-knit all have the small “v” look, but they do vary in height, slightly but not enough to be noticeable when measuring row gauge.

      We will take your recommendation and apply it to all future patterns to make it easier to follow.

  3. Virdena Roberts

    Can you please clarify abbreviation Round 3: * C4F

    1. Cable 4 Front, there is a video below where it shows how it is done. It is over 4 pegs. The stitches switch places.

  4. Kristie W

    are the stitches suppose to be really tight while doing this or am i doing something wrong?

    1. The stitches are not tight at all.

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