Knit the Look: Jemma Baines’ big black cable beanie

how to knit jemma baines black cable beanie - vanessa jackman photo

I’m over the moon for the look of Jemma Baines’ oversized black cabled beanie and want to knit it immediately — because it’s adorable and because what’s more fun to knit than cables? I’d go with Eveli Kaur’s Bulky Hat pattern (free), knit in Blue Sky Alpacas’ Bulky Alpaca Naturals yarn in Black Bear, pictured above. Lengthen the ribbing a little bit, and add a pompom at your discretion. For a slightly bulkier hat with a little more complex cabling, try Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s An Unoriginal Hat knit in Cascade Magnum in Black.

See Vanessa Jackman’s post for the rest of Jemma’s outfit.

(Note to beginners: If you haven’t knit cables before, Kaur’s pattern would be a fantastic place to start. You’ll die when you realize how simple a basic cable is.)

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Street style photo © Vanessa Jackman; used with permission

13 thoughts on “Knit the Look: Jemma Baines’ big black cable beanie

  1. Oh no! Stop distracting me!!

    Now I am seriously considering starting this hat…tonight. I have been wanting a bulky hat for ages, but couldn’t find a pattern I liked. This is PERFECT.

    At least I can feel self-righteous for stash busting, no?

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  2. You guys, I wound up knitting this last night. Right after I finished the post, I headed to my monthly gathering of creative ladies making stuff. I don’t have anything on the needles right now that doesn’t require pretty close attention. And I was a little worried about this pattern — being of the slightly crude free pattern variety. There was some Blue Sky Bulky in my stash (camel colored), so I grabbed it and off I went. By the end of the three hour event (socializing all the while) it was done, and it’s cute!

    I’ll snap a pic later …

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