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Aran Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

Here is the matching beanie for the Aran Scarf. Both of these I made for my brother to match the sweater my younger sister knitted him for Christmas. The Aran Beanie features cables for its center design, while the rest of it is done in a moss pattern to mirror the look of the sweater.

Aran Beanie Crochet Pattern

Skill level

Intermediate

Materials

  • Light/#3/sport weight yarn
  • Crochet Hook F
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations – Written in US terms

  • Ch – chain
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Fpdc – front post double crochet
  • Bpdc – back post double crochet
  • Fptc – front post treble crochet
  • Sk – skip
  • St(s) – stitch(es)

Gauge

17 dcs x 10 rows = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm)

Notes

The ch-2 at the beginning of each row counts as a stitch. To make the cables, each post crochet stitch is made around a post crochet stitch of the previous row. The half double crochets are done in the half double crochets of the previous row. Be very careful to work in the correct stitches.

The beanie is worked bottom up in 4 sections: 2 cable sections and 2 moss sections. Be sure to keep track of each section and to work each row with the sections in their corresponding places.

Sizing

The approximate measurements for different sizes are shown in the table below. If you wish to make the hat in a size that is not in the table, you can do so by increasing or decreasing the number of starting chains in increments of 4. Then adjust the moss section accordingly, increasing or decreasing the number of repeats by 1.

Crochet Instructions

Odd rows right side, even rows wrong side

Row 1: Ch 71, 79, 87, 97, leaving a long tail to sew up the side and the top. Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (72, 80, 88, 96 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, *bpdc 1, fpdc 1,* repeat *-* to the end of row, turn. (72, 80, 88, 96 sts)

Row 3: Ch 2, *fpdc 1, bpdc 1* repeat *-* to end of row, turn. (72, 80, 88, 96 sts)

Rows 4-6: Repeat rows 2 and 3. (72, 80, 88, 96 sts)

Row 7: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn. (72, 80, 88, 96 sts)

Row 8: Section A, cable: Ch 2, (bpdc 2, hdc 1) 7 times, bpdc 2, fpdc in last st. (25 sts) Section B, moss: Dc 1, ch 1, (sk 1, dc 1, ch 1) 4, 6, 8, 10 times, sk 1, dc 1. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) Section C, cable: Fpdc 1, repeat cable section A, starting after ch 2. (25 sts) Section D, moss: Repeat section B, turn. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) (72, 80, 88, 96 total)

Row 9: Section D, moss: Ch 3, (sk 1, dc 1 in skipped dc of row before last, ch 1) 4, 6, 8, 10 times, sk 1, dc 1. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) Section C, cable: Bpdc 1, sk 1, fpdc 1. Behind last st made, fpdc in skipped st. *Hdc 2 in next st, sk next 3 sts, fptc 2, hdc 2 in previous unworked st. Working behind the fptcs and in front of the hdcs, fptc in each of first 2 skipped sts.* Repeat from *-* 2 times. Hdc 2 in next st, sk next st, fpdc 1 in next st. Working in front of last st made, fpdc in previous unworked st, bpdc 1. (32 sts) Section B, moss: Dc 1, ch 1, repeat section D, starting after ch 3. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) Section A, cable: Repeat section C, turn. (32 sts) (86, 94, 102, 110 total)

Row 10: Section A, cable: Ch 2, (bpdc 2, hdc 2) 7 times, bpdc 2, fpdc. (32 sts) Section B, moss: Dc 1, ch 1, (sk 1, dc 1 in skipped dc of row before last, ch 1) 4, 6, 8, 10 times, sk 1, dc 1. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) Section C,cable: Fpdc 1, repeat section A, starting after ch 2. (32 sts) Section D, moss: Repeat section B, turn. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts)(86, 94, 102, 110 total)

Row 11: Section D, moss: Ch 3, (sk 1, dc 1 in skipped dc of row before last, ch 1) 4, 6, 8, 10 times, sk 1, dc 1. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts)Section C, cable: Bpdc 1, sk 1, fpdc 1. Behind last st made, fpdc in skipped st. Hdc 2, fpdc 2, *hdc 2, sk next 4 sts, fptc 2, hdc in previous 2 unworked sts. Working in front of fptcs, fptc in each of first 2 skipped sts.* Repeat *-*, hdc 2, fpdc 2, hdc 2, sk next st, fpdc in next st. Working in front of last st made, fpdc in previous unworked st, bpdc 1. (32 sts)Section B, moss: Dc 1, ch 1, repeat section D starting after ch 3. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) Section A, cable: Repeat section C, turn. (32 sts) (86, 94, 102, 110 total)

Row 12: Section A, cable: Ch 2, (bpdc 2, hdc 2) 7 times, bpdc 2, fpdc. (32 sts) Section B, moss: Dc 1, ch 1, (sk 1, dc 1 in skipped dc of row before last, ch 1) 4, 6, 8, 10 times, sk 1, dc 1. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts)Section C, cable: Fpdc 1, repeat section A, starting after ch 2. Section D, moss: Repeat section B, turn. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) (86, 94, 102, 110 total)

Row 13: Section D, moss: Ch 3, (sk 1, dc 1 in skipped dc of row before last, ch 1) 4, 6, 8, 10 times, sk 1, dc 1. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts)Section C, cable: Bpdc 1, sk 1, fpdc 1. Behind last st made, fpdc in skipped st. (Hdc 2, fpdc 2) 2 times. Hdc 2, sk next 4 sts, fptc 2, hdc in previous 2 unworked sts. Working behind the fptcs and in front of the hdcs, fptc in each of first 2 skipped sts. Repeat (-) 2 times, hdc 2, sk next st, fpdc in next st. Working in front of last st made, fpdc in previous unworked st, bpdc 1. (32 sts) Section B, moss: Dc 1, ch, repeat section D, starting after ch 3. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) Section A, cable: Repeat section C, turn. (32 sts) (86, 94, 102, 110 total)

Row 14: Section A, cable:Ch 2, (bpdc 2, hdc 2) 7 times, bpdc 2, fpdc. (32 sts) Section B, moss: Dc 1, ch 1, (sk 1, dc 1 in skipped dc of row before last, ch 1) 4, 6, 8, 10 times, sk 1, dc 1. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) Section C, cable: Fpdc 1, repeat section A, starting after ch 2. (32 sts) Section D, moss: Repeat section B, turn. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) (86, 94, 102, 110 total)

Row 15: Section D, moss: Ch 3, (sk 1, dc 1 in skipped dc of row before last, ch 1) 4, 6, 8, 10 times, sk 1, dc 1. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) Section C, cable: Bpdc 1, sk 1, fpdc 1. Behind last st made, fpdc in skipped st. Hdc 2, fpdc 2, *hdc 2, sk next 4 sts, fptc 2, hdc in previous 2 unworked sts. Working in front of fptcs, fptc in each of first 2 skipped sts.* Repeat *-*, hdc 2, fpdc 2, hdc 2, sk next st, fpdc in next st. Working in front of last st made, fpdc in previous unworked st, bpdc 1. (32 sts) Section B, moss: Dc 1, ch 1, repeat section D, starting after ch 3. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) Section A, cable: Repeat section C, turn. (32 sts) (86, 94, 102, 110 total)

Row 16: Section A, cable: Ch 2, (bpdc 2, hdc 2) 7 times, bpdc 2, fpdc. (32 sts) Section B, moss: Dc 1, ch 1, (sk 1, dc 1 in skipped dc of row before last, ch 1) 4, 6, 8, 10 times, sk 1, dc 1, turn. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts)Section C, cable: Fpdc 1, repeat section A, starting after ch 2. (32 sts) Section D, moss: Repeat section B, turn. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) (86, 94, 102, 110 total)

Row 17: Section D, moss: Ch 3, (sk 1, dc 1 in skipped dc of row before last, ch 1) 4, 6, 8, 10 times, sk 1, dc 1. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts)Section C, cable: Bpdc 1, sk 1, fpdc 1. Behind last st made, fpdc in skipped st. *Hdc 2, sk next 4 sts, fptc 2, hdc in previous 2 unworked sts. Working behind the fptcs and in front of the hdcs, fptc in each of first 2 skipped sts.* Repeat from *-* 2 times. Hdc 2, sk next st, fpdc 1 in next st. Working in front of last st made, fpdc in previous unworked st, bpdc 1. (32 sts) Section B, moss: Dc 1, ch 1, repeat section D, starting after ch 3. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) Section A, cable: Repeat section C, turn. (32 sts) (86, 94, 102, 110 total)

Repeat rows 10-17 until the hat measures 6 ½”, 7 ½”, 8 ½”, 10”, or the desired height.

Next row 1: Section A, cable: Ch 2, (bpdc 2, hdc 2 tog) 7 times, bpdc 2, fpdc. (25 sts) Section B, moss: Dc 1, ch 1, (sk 1, dc 1 in skipped dc of row before last, ch 1) 4, 6, 8, 10 times, sk 1, dc 1. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts)Section C, cable: Fpdc 1, repeat section A, starting after ch 2. (25 sts) Section D, moss: Repeat section B, turn. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) (72, 80, 88, 96 total)

Next row 2: Section D, moss: Ch 2, hdc 1, (dc 1 in skipped dc of row before last, hdc 1) 4, 6, 8, 10 times, dc 1. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) Section C, cable: Bpdc 1, (fpdc 2, hdc 1) 7 times, fdpc 2, bpdc 1. (25 sts) Section B, moss: Dc 1, ch 1, repeat section D, starting after ch 2. (11, 15, 19, 23 sts) Section A, cable: Repeat section C, turn. (25 sts) (72, 80, 88, 96 total)

Next row 3: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn. (72, 80, 88, 96 sts)

Next row 4: Ch 2, (hdc 2 together, hdc 2) to end of row. (54, 60, 66, 72 sts)

Next row 5: Repeat previous row. (41, 45, 50, 54 sts)

Next row 6: Ch 2, hdc 2 together all the way across. (22, 24, 26, 28 sts)

Next row 7: Repeat previous row. (12, 13, 14, 15 sts) Fasten off.

Using a yarn needle and the long tail left over from the starting chs, join the sides of the hat together. Upon reaching the crown, do a whip stitch around the top edge through every other stitch. Pull yarn tight to cinch the crown, then secure by sewing across several times. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

crochet cable instructions for aran beanie

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