** PATTERN ** Funiculus Beanie

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Everything sounds better in Latin

Funiculus means ‘Rope’ in Latin and that is exactly what I think of with this beanie and its simple cables that rise up to a neat crown. The ‘ropes’ are separated by squishy panels of a contrasting garter stitch and stockinette mix.

You will be working in the round, from the bottom up. You will be creating simple 4 stitch cables and at the crown you will be decreasing within the cables.

Written in full with handy progress check boxes, so you can keep a visual track of where you are.

Materials Needed


CHUNKY ~ 65g each in colour A and 35g in colour B

You should be able to get two opposites beanies out of two 100g skeins Be sure to choose two colours that are highly contrasting. You can check this by taking a black and white photo.

Needles and Notions

~ 6mm (US 10) 40cm circulars. ~ 6mm (US 10) DPN’s for working the crown section. ~ BOR marker ~ Tapestry needle (for sewing those dreaded ends in).

Skills Needed

~ Long tail cast on ~ Knit, purl and knitting two together ~ Simple cables ~ Decreasing within cables ~ YouTube tutorial provided for needleless cables ~

Gauge and Size

14 sts over 10cm x 10cm (4 inch ) using 6mm needles and stocking stitch.

Measurements when blocked :

~ Width (brim) ~ 7.5 inches ~ Width (body) ~ 8 inches ~ Height (cast on to crown top) ~ 9 inches

One more thing …

I can’t wait to see what colour matches you come up with so please do be sure to tag me on Facebook or Instagram (@beanieboat).