Knitting Pattern: Juxtapose: A Cabled Beanie

Juxtapose: A Cabled Beanie, free #knitting pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterI love to knit cables. There’s something really fun about watching them form beneath my fingers, and the resulting texture is great. This free knitting pattern is a tribute to cables, and features three cable variations.

This post contains affiliate links. The yarn for the sample was generously provided by Quaere Fibre.

There’s a large, forked cable in the center, which makes a dramatic centerpiece, and then mirrored cables on each side.

Juxtapose: A Cabled Beanie, free #knitting pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterThis is knit seamlessly in the round, and looks great from the back, too.

Juxtapose: A Cabled Beanie, free #knitting pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterThis hat only measures 18.5” (47 cm) in circumference, but it’s super stretchy so it will fit a variety of teen and adult heads.

I knit it using some stunning hand dyed yarn by Quaere Fibre on Etsy. Janel has a beautiful array of colors in amazing bases, so check out her shop!

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Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50Three styles of cables interact to create an exciting texture for a stretchy beanie.

 

Finished Size

  • Adult: 5” (47 cm) circumference, 9” (23 cm) height/7” (19 cm) height with brim folded up.

Materials

  • Quaere Fibre Worsted Weight (100% superwash Merino wool, 5.25 oz/150 g, 327 yd/299 m) – 1 skein in Sun Kissed, or approximately 235 yd (215 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size 8/5 mm 40” (100 cm) knitting needles (or set of DPNs, for small circumference knitting in the round), or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US Size 6/4 mm circular knitting needles for ribbing, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 3 locking stitch markers.
  • Cable needle.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 26 sts x 36 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) with larger needles in (C6B, p2) pattern, flat but unblocked.
  • For best fit, always check your gauge.
  • For this pattern, it is most important to get stitch gauge. Row gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • C6B – 6 st right-leaning cable – Sl 3 sts to cn, hold cn at back, k3, k3 from cn.
  • C6F – 6 st left-leaning cable – Sl 3 sts to cn, hold cn at front, k3, k3 from cn.
  • cn – cable needle
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • k2tog – knit 2 stitches together (decrease)
  • p – purl
  • pm 1 – place marker 1
  • pm 2 – place marker 2
  • pm 3 – place marker 3
  • p2tog – purl 2 stitches together (decrease)
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sk2p – slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over
  • sl – slip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • For tips on knitting a gauge swatch in the round, check out this blog post from WEBS.
  • This beanie is knit in the round from the brim to the crown.
  • Use the smaller knitting needles to work a stretchy ribbed brim, then transition to the larger knitting needles to finish the hat.
  • Slip markers each row.
  • A centered cabled design is worked between marker 1 and 2, and marker 3 marks the end of the round.

Expand Your Knitting SkillsPattern Instructions

Hat

Ribbed, fold up brim

  • With smaller needles, CO 138 sts.
  • Set Up Row: (P2, k2) 16 times, pm 1, p3, k6, p3, pm 2, k2, (p2, k2) to end, pm 3, join and begin working in the round, being careful not to twist. (12 sts between markers 1 and 2)
  • Rnd 1: (P2, k2) to marker 1, p3, k6, p3, k2 to marker 2, (p2, k2) to end.
  • Rep Rnd 1 until brim measures just under 2” (5 cm).
  • Rnd 2: Knit.

Brim to crown

  • Switch to larger needles.
  • Set Up Rnd: (P2, k6) to st before marker, increase with (k1, p1) in st before marker 1. Unlock marker and place before last p, C6B, C6F to marker 2, increase with (p1, k1) in st after marker 2. Unlock marker and place after last p st, k5, (p2, k6) to end. (140 sts – 14 sts between markers 1 and 2)
  • Rnd 1: (P2, k6) to marker 1, (p1, k3, p6, k3, p1) to marker 2, k6, (p2, k6) to end.
  • Rnds 2 – 3: Rep Rnd 1 twice.
  • Rnd 4: (P2, C6F) to marker 1, (p1, k12, p1) to marker 2, C6B, (p2, C6B) to end.
  • Rnd 5: (P2, k6) to marker 1, (p1, k12, p1) to marker 2, k6, (p2, k6) to end.
  • Rnds 6-7: Rep Rnd 5 twice.
  • Rnd 8: (P2, k6) to marker 1, (p1, C6B, C6F, p1) to marker 2, k6, (p2, k6) to end.
  • Rep Rnds 1-8 until hat measures approximately 7.5” (19 cm) from cast on edge (approximately 5 times), ending after Rnd 7.

Shape crown

  • Rnd 1: (P2tog, k2, k2tog, k2) to marker 1, (p1, C6B, CFB, p1) to marker 2, (k2, k2tog, k2, p2tog) to last 6 sts, k2tog, k2, k2tog. (108 sts)
  • Rnd 2: (P2tog, k1, k2tog, k1) to marker 1, (p1, k3, p6, k3, p1) to marker 2, k2tog twice, k1, (p2tog, k1, k2tog, k1) to end. (77 sts)
  • Rnd 3: (P2tog, k2tog) to marker 1, (p1, k1, k2tog, p2, p2tog, p2, k2tog, k1, p1) to marker 2, k2tog, k1, (p2tog, k2tog) to end. (43 sts)
  • Rnd 4: (P1, k2tog, k1) to marker 1, (p1, k2tog, p2tog, p1, p2tog, k2tog, p1) to marker 2, k2tog, (p1, k2tog, k1) to last 2 sts, p1, k1. (31 sts)
  • Rnd 5: K12 to marker 1, (p2tog, k3, p2tog) to marker 2, k12. (29 sts)
  • Rnd 6: (K2tog, k2) to marker 1, (p1, sk2p, p1) to marker 2, (k2tog, k2) to end. Remove marker 1 and 2. (21 sts)
  • Rnd 7: (K1, k2tog) around. (14 sts)
  • Rnd 8: K2tog around. (7 sts) Fasten off with long yarn tail for seaming.

Finishing

  • Thread yarn tail through yarn needle. Pull yarn tail firmly through sts several times, drawing tightly to close crown. Remove sts from needle. Finish off by weaving yarn tails inside of hat.
© 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/08/27/free-knitting-pattern-juxtapose-a-cabled-beanie/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Knitting Pattern: Checkerboard Cable Scarf in 2 Sizes

Checkerboard Cable Scarf, free unisex #knitting pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterI’m sure I’m not the only one out there, but I love knitting cables. To be honest, cables were the thing that made me want to learn to knit!

This post contains affiliate links. The yarn for the sample was generously provided by King Cole.

Back in 2013, the Checkerboard Cable Scarf was first published in Love of Knitting.

Checkerboard Cable Scarf, free unisex #knitting pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafter
Here’s how it looked on the magazine’s model. Image (c) Love of Knitting.

You may remember this yarn because I also used it in one of my free crochet patterns, Tadley’s Diagonal Blanket.

Tadley's Diagonal Blanket, free double-ended #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafter
Tadley’s Diagonal Blanket, a free crochet pattern.

Since then, I’ve started adding free knitting patterns here on Underground Crafter, so I decided to share the Checkerboard Cable Scarf with you today.

Checkerboard Cable Scarf, free unisex #knitting pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterThis is a great unisex project and a relatively quick knit because you work it holding two strands of yarn together.

You can get more detail by holding two strands of the same color together, and more of a tweedy appearance by holding one strand each of two contrasting colors together. You could also use just one strand of a heavier yarn (perhaps a bulky or super bulky yarn), but I don’t know how much yardage you would need.

As always, I turned to Scarves.Com for styling advice.

Here’s the scarf in what they call “The NYC.” You can find the 6-step tutorial for wearing your long scarf as The NYC here.

Checkerboard Cable Scarf, free unisex #knitting pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterAnd here it is in what they call “The Knotty,” which is a 4-step tutorial here.

Checkerboard Cable Scarf, free unisex #knitting pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafter

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Checkerboard Cable Scarf

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50Knit with two strands of yarn held together, this unisex, chunky cable scarf is sized for both children and adults.

 

Finished Sizes

  • Child (Adult): 4.5” (7”)/11.5 cm (17.75 cm) wide x 47” (60”)/119 cm (152.5 cm) long.

Materials

  • King Cole Merino Blend Aran (100% superwash wool, 1.75 oz/50 g, 88 yd/80 m) – 3 (4) skeins each in 776 Aran and 778 Denim, or approximately 264 yd/240 m (352 yd/320 m) in each of two colors in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size 13/9 mm straight needles, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Cable needle.

Expand Your Knitting SkillsGauge

  • 14 sts x 20 row in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern (✪ see Special Stitch Pattern, below)

  • BO – bind off
  • C4F – 4-st cable – Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to front, k2, k2 from cable needle
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Scarf is knit holding two strands of yarn together throughout. Use two strands of the same color to let the stitch pattern shine. For a tweedy look, use contrasting colors.

Pattern Instructions

  • Holding one strand of each yarn together throughout, CO 16 (24) sts.

Border rows

  • Row 1: K across.
  • Rows 2-4: Rep Row 1.

Begin scarf pattern

  • Row 1: (RS) K2, *p4, k4; rep from * across to last 6 sts, p4, k2.
  • Row 2: K6, *p4, k4; rep from * across to last 2 sts, k2.
  • Rows 3 & 4: Rep Rows 1 & 2.
  • Row 5: K2, *p4, C4F; rep from * across to last 6 sts, p4, k2.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 2.
  • Rows 7 & 8: Rep Rows 1 & 2.
  • Row 9: Rep Row 2.
  • Rows 10 & 11: Rep Rows 1 & 2.
  • Row 12: Rep Row 1.
  • Row 13: K2, *C4F, p4; rep from * across to last 6 sts, C4F, k2.
  • Rows 14 & 15: Rep Rows 1 & 2.
  • Row 16: Rep Row 1.
  • Continue repeating Rows 1-16, 12 (16) more times, or until scarf measures approximately 44”/111.75 cm (57”/144.75 cm), ending after Row 16.
  • Rep Rows 1-8 once.
  • Rep Border Rows 1-4 once.
  • BO in knit.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails. Spray block if necessary.
© 2013, 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/08/13/free-knitting-pattern-checkerboard-cable-scarf/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Knitting Pattern: Cupcake Hat in 3 Sizes

I’m excited to share my first free knitting pattern on the blog today!

Cupcake Hat, free knitting pattern in newborn, infant, toddler sizes by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter
Back in September, 2014, my knit Cupcake Hat was first published in the Holiday, 2014 issue of Love of Knitting. This hat makes a great gift for a special girl.

Image (c) Love of Knitting.
Image (c) Love of Knitting.

The pattern is available in newborn, infant, and toddler sizes. (And, a free crochet version of this pattern is now available here in the same sizes.)

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for this sample was generously provided by Skacel Collection.

This pattern is a great introduction to knitting bobbles. The hat is knit flat and then seamed, so you only have to worry about the increases and decreases that create the bobbles and the shaping.

Cupcake Hat, free knitting pattern in newborn, infant, toddler sizes by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.If you make one, please share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook.

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Cupcake Hat

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50This bobbled hat with stretchy ribbing makes a perfect gift for a special little girl!

 

Finished Size

  • Newborn: 12.5″ circumference, 5” height, (Infant: 14.5” circumference, 6” height, Toddler: 17.5” circumference, 7” height)

Materials

    • HiKoo by Skacel Collection Simpliworsted (55% Merino wool/28% acrylic/17% nylon, 3.5 oz/100 g, 140 yd/128 m) – 1 skein ea in 035 Turkish Coffee (CA) and 015 Ripe Raspberry (CB), or approximately 140 yd (128 m) in ea of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn.
    • US 7/4.5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
    • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 26 sts in ribbing pattern = 4” (10 cm) when gently stretched. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • bob – bobble (see Special Stitch Pattern)
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CO – cast on
  • ea – each
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • p2tog – purl 2 sts together
  • p3tog – purl 3 sts together
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side)
  • sl – slip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • WS – wrong (back) side
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated. 

Special Stitch Pattern

  • bob – bobble – (K1, p1, k1) in same st.

Pattern Notes

  • Hat is knit flat from brim to crown and then seamed.
  • Always slip sts knitwise.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

Stretchy ribbing (cupcake base)

  • With CA, CO 82 (94, 106) sts.
  • Row 1: Sl 1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
  • Rep Row 1 until ribbing measures approximately 3”, fasten off CA with long yarn tail for seaming.

Crown (cupcake frosting)

  • Row 2: (WS) With CB, p across.
  • Row 3: (RS): Sl 1, p across.
  • Row 4: Sl 1, *bob in next st, p3tog; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 6: Sl 1, *p3tog, bob; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 7: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 4-7 until hat measures approximately 4” (5”, 6”), ending after Row 7.

Begin shaping crown

  • Row 8: Sl 1, *(k1, p1) in next st, p3tog; rep from * across to last st, p1. (62, 71, 80 sts)
  • Row 9: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 10: Sl 1, *p2tog, k1; rep from * across to last st, p1. (42, 48, 54 sts)
  • Row 11: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 12:
    • Newborn and Toddler sizes only: Rep Row 8. (32, 41 sts)
    • Infant size only: Sl 1, k1, *(k1, p1) in next st, p3tog; rep from * across to last 2 sts, p2. (37 sts)
  • Row 13: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 14:
    • Newborn and Toddler sizes only: Rep Row 10. (22, 28 sts)
    • Infant size only: Sl 1, *p2tog, k1; rep from * across to last 3 sts, k1, p2. (26 sts)
  • Row 15: Rep Row 3:
  • Row 16:
    • Newborn and Infant sizes only: Rep Row 8. (17, 20 sts)
    • Toddler size only: Sl 1, k1, *(k1, p1) in next st, p3tog; rep from * across to last 2 sts, p2. (22 sts)
  • Row 17: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 18:
    • Newborn and infant sizes only: Rep Row 10 (12, 14 sts).
    • Toddler size only: Sl 1, *p2tog, k1; rep from * across to last 3 sts, k1, p2. (16 sts)
  • Row 19: Sl 1, *p2tog across to last st, p1. (7, 8, 9 sts) Fasten off CB with long yarn tail for seaming.

Finishing

  • With WS facing, with CB in yarn needle, weave through sts on needle to close top of hat. Line up rows and use CB to join with mattress st until end of cupcake crown. With CA in yarn needle, line up rows and use CA to join ribbing with mattress st. Weave ends inside of hat.
© 2014, 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/04/28/free-knitting-pattern-cupcake-hat. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Cupcake Hat, free knitting pattern in newborn, infant, toddler sizes by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.If you make one, please share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook.

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