Cabled Slouch Beanie
After knitting a few beanies from patterns I’ve found online (mostly on Ravelry), I decided it was time to start making beanies from my own patterns. I can never find exactly what I want on Ravelry so it seemed like a good idea.
I used a few generic cable patterns from knitting stitch books and I was able to create my own pattern of a long slouch beanie. I made one for a friend who is overseas at the moment and she loved it! So I decided to make one for myself that was slightly different and recorded my steps.
- 4mm Circular Needle
- 4mm Double Pointed Needles
- 8ply yarn (3-4 balls)
If you would like a slouchier effect, you should:
1. Dip the entire finished beanie (without pom poms) in cold water so that every bit is wet.
2. Wring out as much water as you can without fluffing or felting the beanie. (It doesn’t have to have every bit of water rung out, but make sure it isn’t soaking wet)
3. Place the beanie over a large plate around the size you would like it to be. (I would usually use a 10″ to 12″ (25cm to 30cm) diameter plate)
4. Let it dry overnight and it should reshape into a more mushroom like form that will create an extra slouchy effect!
This can be done with the pom pom attached, but be sure to only wet the beanie and not the pom poms, it will make your life much easier.
For a good pom pom template and more detailed instructions on how to create pom poms go to Mias Craft Ideas
This project is also on my Ravelry page.
If you have any queries, I’m more than happy to help you out