I made this cabled crochet beanie as a store sample for our local yarn shop Ewe Knit. This is the second time I used the Caron Cable Twist Hat pattern from Yarnspirations; back in the spring, I used an undyed wool to make the hat and the pom pom.
The cabled crochet beanie pattern calls for about 300 m of worsted weight yarn, which should be enough for the hat and a yarn pom pom. However, I used Classic Elite Yarns Inca Alpaca in teal, which is a DK weight. The yarn was so lovely to work with, and the colourway had a heathered look with flecks of purple and green. I then topped the hat with a faux fur pom pom in a greyish brown colour. I ended up using almost all of the three 100 m skeins; there was enough leftover yarn for a pom pom if I hadn’t used the fur one.
Since the yarn is 100% alpaca, the hat has a lovely drape to it and is slouchier than the 100% wool one I made in the spring. Alpaca is also warmer than wool, so the hat itself will be much warmer even though it feels lighter. The alpaca gives a slight halo to the hat but it isn’t too fuzzy or itchy at all. I’d love to make more hats in this yarn for our Etsy shop!
The pattern uses front post double crochet stitches to make the ribbing and the twisting cables. If you have never done these cables before, I’ll be teaching a class at Ewe Knit in November and December – sign up here!
The free pattern for this cabled crochet beanie is available here.