Out of the Darkness beanie hat - knitting pattern

A stunning pattern which showcases Woolly Wormhead’s signature cables and swirling stitch patterns.

The pattern includes instructions for both a beanie and a beret. Both samples were knitted from one 100 gram skein of Britsock.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, provisional cast-on, joining live sts, cables

 32 sts x 48 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.25mm needles over St.St. 
 36 sts x 48 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.25mm needles over travelling stitch pattern


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Beanie - sizes to fit 19 (21, 23) in/48.25 (53.25, 58.5) cm (Finished size 16 (18, 20) in/40.5 (45.75, 50.75) cm)
  • Beret - sizes to fit 19 (21, 22.5, 24) in/48.25 (53.25, 57.25, 61) cm (Finished size 16.5 (18, 19.5, 21) in/42 (45.75, 49.5, 53.25) cm)
Written & charted instructions

Materials you need at home:

  • Beanie 163 (218, 291) yd/149 (200, 266) m 4ply/sock/fingering weight, multi plied yarn (Sample shown in Knitting Goddess BritSock (437yd/400m per 100g; 60% Wool, 20% Nylon, 20% Alpaca))
  • Beret 212 (250, 302, 384) yd/194 (229, 276, 351) m yarn

  • 51yd/46m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 2.25mm/UK13/US1 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • 3yd/3m waste yarn

  • 2mm crochet hook

  • Tapestry needle

  • Cable needle
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