Cables and Moss Stitch Beanies

THIS PATTERN IS IN DK AND BULKY VERSIONS ONLY THE TWO PDFS ARE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. A Thankyou for a free pattern is always welcome. Ps if someone was to politely ask me to write a worsted version I may consider putting it on the list


Yarn: Juniper Moon Farm La Pampa 100gms 120m

Needles: 5.5mm brim 6.5mm body 40cm circular needles 

Notions: stitch marker for beginning of round (bor). Cable needle


  • Rnd, rnds – round/s
  • ktbl – knit through back loop
  • P – purl
  • K – knit
  • C2L – cable two left
  • K2tog – knit two together
  • P2tog – purl two together
  • Sl – slip

Brim Using 5.5mm needles

Cast on 72 sts

Work 10 rounds of twisted rib

Rnds 1 – 10 (ktbl, p1) rep to end

Body Using 6.5mm needles 

Rnd 1 (p1,k1,p1,k1,p1 k4) repeat to end (8 repeats)

Rnd 2 (k1,p1,k1,p1,k1, C2L)

Rnd 3 as rnd 1

Rnd 4 (k1,p1,k1,p1,k1,k4) repeat to end

Repeat above 4 rounds until hat measures 22 cms from cast on edge.


Rnd 1 (p1, k1, k2tog, p1 k4) rep to end

Rnd 2  (k1, k2tog, k1, C2L) rep to end

Rnd 3 ( p1, p2tog, k4) rep to end

Rnd 4 ( k2tog, k4) rep to end

Rnd 5 (k2tog, k3) rep to end

Rnd 6 ( sl2 onto cable needle, hold to front, k2tog off left needle, k2 from cable needle) rep to end

Rnd 7 (k1, k2tog) rep to end

Rnd 8 (k2tog) rep to end


Break yarn, thread yarn through remaining stitches. Cinch to close. Sew in ends.

Bulky version

8 ply version

31 thoughts on “Cables and Moss Stitch Beanies”

  1. WHAT AM i missing—–should there be 3 directions dk-worsted-bulky I only get 2 dk? and bulky

  2. Thank you so much for this beautiful beanie. I absolutely love the look of moss stitch in any project but this pattern looks so lovely with the cables.

  3. Really looking forward to making this lovely pattern! Just wondering if there is a gauge for the bulky version as well?

    1. Give me a couple of weeks and I’ll get one up. I’m in the midst of writing a pattern for Yarn Magazine and that’s on a deadline and the editor is not pleased if I’m late!

  4. I love this hat. It’s just beautiful. I would be interested in the worsted weight pattern because I knit and donate hats to our local oncology department. Thank you. Robin

    1. It’s on the list Robin. I’ve still got to get my commission patterns for Leahcim and Yarn Magazine done. 😀 it’s so exciting having my patterns published

  5. Hi Tracy, just wanted to say thank you for the easy to understand versions of this lovey pattern and appreciate the behind scenes in making it so.

  6. I would love you to do this pattern in worsted, I have arthritis in my hands and can only knit comfortably with 5mm needles Thanking you for a lovely pattern x

  7. Thank you for your lovely free pattern. I shall be knitting several to give to family.
    Much appreciated.
    Kind regards

  8. Thank you so so much:) I would greatly appreciate the pattern for the worsted yarn. It’s what I have mostly in my stash, and would be nice for Chemo Caps. Thank you kindly in advance.

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