Cabled Beanie & Tam

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This hat pattern includes two versions: a larger Tam with a flat crown and cable-ribbed brim, and a more snug-fitting Beanie with a standard ribbed brim. Follow the instructions below for your chosen version, noting that each version has its own individual chart. The cabled stitch pattern adorning the main portion of this piece changes its total stitch count as it is being worked, which accounts for the especially squishy and textural fabric.


  • Approximately 115 (150) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • 4.5 (5.25) stitches & 7 (8) rounds = 1″ in Stockinette Stitch with Gauge Needle
  • 6 (5.25) stitches & 8 (7) rounds = 1″ over Cabled Pattern with Gauge Needle, relaxed after blocking (Tam Version is stretched more thoroughly during blocking than Beanie Version)
  • Gauge Needle: One 16″ circular and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauges listed above
  • One 16″ circular needle two sizes smaller than Gauge Needle

Suggested sizes:

  • Beanie: US 8/5 mm & US 6/4 mm
  • Tam: US 6/4.5 mm & US 4/3.5 mm
Finished dimensions
  • 19 (23)” circumference at widest point, relaxed after blocking
  • 7.25 (8.75)” height from base of ribbing to top of crown, after blocking
  • Adult Beanie (Tam); both styles fit 20-24″ head circumference
Jared Flood
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