Prem Knits Beanies

I love expanding my knitting skills by following other designers’ brilliant patterns!  You may remember that I tried my hand at fair isle knitting with these beanies HERE and I got a taste of knitted cables with this Cable Crown Headband HERE.  My eyes widened with excitement when I came across a gorgeous knitted Braided Cable Beanie on Instagram- I soon found out that the designer was Casey of Prem Knits.  Photos of these cabled beanies were popping up everywhere as other makers were just as excited as I was!  I love it when you get that feeling when you absolutely know you HAVE to try crocheting or knitting a design since it is exactly what you are looking for or the perfect challenge that you’ve been waiting for!  As Casey describes, her Braided Cable Beanie “was created for the advanced-beginner/intermediate knitter who loves chunky, squishy cables and beanies that have just the tiniest bit of slouch“.  You can knit it using a bulky (level 5) yarn or hold two strands of worsted weight (level 4) yarn together.  I chose to use Lion Brand Yarn’s Heartland yarn in “Acadia” with my Clover Takumi bamboo needles!

The ribbing is so pretty!  I absolutely could not wait to begin the cabled portion of the beanie!

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I had so much fun knitting these squishy and luxurious cables!  Casey’s instructions were very clear, and I had no trouble following them whatsoever.  Since I had some experience cabling with the headband, it was a fun challenge to work these cables all stacked next to each other in a round.  It is a very addictive pattern and so rewarding seeing these cables build up round after round!  If you are curious about how knitted cables are created, check out this YouTube tutorial HERE!  These beautiful twists and curves are created by moving stitches onto a cable needle and working them later on- thus, stitches are displaced and worked in a different order, and once you get the hang of it, it’s a breeze!

Here is the very first Braided Cable Beanie that I knitted!  Isn’t it gorgeous?

Prem Knits' Braided Cable Beanie

The Acadia colourway is the same one I used to make my Crochet Cabled Mittens from last year!  Don’t they make a lovely set?

Prem Knits' Braided Cable Beanie

I love its neutral colour, the slight slouch and how luxurious and elegant this beanie looks!

Prem Knits' Braided Cable Beanie

For this beanie, I used a faux fur pom pom from a keychain that I bought at Ardene’s last year (see HERE).  This neutral beanie will match with absolutely everything and will be a staple in my winter wardrobe!  I think it looks so cute paired with my red flannel shirt!

Prem Knits' Braided Cable Beanie

As I mentioned, this pattern is very addictive, so I couldn’t help but knit another one!  I’ve always wanted a blush pink beanie to brighten up those cold winter days since most of my jackets are neutral colours.  Thus, for my second Braided Cable Beanie, I used this pretty “Nude” colour in the Petite Wool by We Are Knitters.  Since it is a bulky (level 5) yarn, I only had to hold one strand instead of holding two strands of worsted weight yarn (only one ball is required).  I also used 6 mm knitting needles for the ribbing to get a tighter brim for the hat as suggested in the pattern (for my beige beanie above I used 8 mm for the ribbing).  Pictured below is also my Knitting Kitty Pouch by Momomints which I absolutely LOVE!  I thought it was perfect since I was knitting with pink yarn just as the kitty is!

Here is my finished blush pink beanie!  Aren’t those cables so squishy and pillowy like marshmallows?  For the finishing touches, I sewed on my grey ultraleather garment tag by Brick Bubble (see HERE).  I also purchased some handmade faux fur pom poms from my friend Cristin of Kozy Komforts.  She has different colours available in her Etsy shop, and I bought white and white with grey tips.  I think the white looks stunning atop the pink hat, and the strings at the bottom of the pom pom make it very easy to secure them onto your hat!  Be sure to check out her faux fur pom poms HERE!

This is what my pink beanie looks like when worn!  So pretty!

Grey, pink and white make such a lovely colour combination- you know they’re favourites of mine since you can find them in my blog theme colours!

Prem Knits' Braided Cable Beanie

In addition to her knit designs, Casey also dyes her own wool!  She was so sweet to send me some of her amazing hand-dyed yarn including this stunning Blush Haze.  It is a bulky level 5 yarn that is 100% Superwash Merino Wool (109 yards, 3.5 oz).  I love the grey, black and blue speckles!

Casey also sent me this speckled purple colourway called “Profane Purple” that is inspired by Chantal of Knitatude‘s hair!  Chantal is another very talented knitwear designer, and I followed her pattern to make the pretty No Seam Sweater Dress HERE in the summer!

It was only fitting that I use some of Casey’s hand-dyed wool to work through one of her brilliant beanie designs!  I really wanted to try her popular “Big Braid Beanie” that features one large and bold braided cable as seen below.  The Blush Haze colourway works up beautifully and is so soft with a lovely drape!  It’s wonderful because one skein of her yarn is enough to make one beanie (either the Big Braid Beanie or Braided Cable Beanie)!

Lastly, Casey just recently released her “Lil Kitty Beanie” as a FREE pattern on Ravelry with four sizes available (baby to adult).  Every year I try and make some new hats for the girls to wear in the winter, and I thought this would be the perfect hat with its cute design and kitty ears.  I laid out all my bulky yarn from my stash and asked each girl what yarn they wanted me to use for their beanies.  As Myla’s eyes scanned the options available, she immediately picked up the “Profane Purple” and said, “I WANT THIS ONE”!  This was a really fun colourway to work with as different colours appeared with the speckles.  It’s a great beginner-friendly pattern that could be customized with so many different colours (great for variegated yarn, could make it striped, or add a bow).  To seam up the top, you need to use the Kitchener stitch, and I love using this video tutorial HERE.  Get the free Lil Kitty Beanie pattern HERE!

Now, may I present to you my two cutie pies wearing their favourite new hats!  Brie didn’t want me to add whiskers on hers, and I didn’t sew the ears as she liked them shaped and curved like that!  They have so much personality!  For reference, I knit them both the Big Kitty size (6-9 years old) because I wanted them to be able to wear them in years to come too!

Prem Knits' Lil Kitty Beanie

I am thrilled that I’ve added so many gorgeous knitted cabled beanies to my collection, and I cannot thank Casey enough for designing them!  She has created such timeless yet modern designs with clear instructions that are inviting to knitters of all stages and backgrounds!  I know I will be getting a lot of wear out of my hats this winter, and they are such a fun way to stay warm, add a chic touch to winter wear, or cover up a bad hair day!

Prem Knits' Big Braid Beanie

Casey has been so generous to partner with me for an amazing GIVEAWAY [NOW CLOSED]!  We will be choosing THREE winners who will each get to choose a pattern from Casey’s Etsy shop along with a skein of her hand-dyed wool!  This means that three of you will get a chance to use Casey’s wool to knit one of her amazing beanies, just like I did!

***To enter, please visit the Prem Knits Etsy shop and leave a comment below telling us what pattern and what colourway you would like to win (e.g. Blush Haze with the Braided Cable Beanie)!  You can choose from the colours Blush Haze or Profane Purple and the following patterns: Braided Cable Beanie, Big Braid Beanie, Herringbone Beanie, XOXO Beanie, Braveheart Cable Pillow, and her soon-to-be-released Rows of Purls Beanie!  This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE and will close on Sunday, November 5th at 8 PM MST!  You can also enter through Instagram and Facebook for more chances as we will be choosing one winner from each platform!

Note: Thank you to Casey of Prem Knits for providing me with the beanie patterns and hand–dyed wool from her Etsy shop!  All opinions expressed are 100% my own!

  • Stacey S

    I would love to win the XOXO Beanie pattern and the gorgeous Blush Haze yarn!

  • Salina

    I’d love to win the herringbone beanie pattern and the blush haze yarn!

  • Nilesse

    The Profane Purple and Braveheart Cable Pillow look awesome! Good luck everyone 🙂

  • Cathy

    I would love to try the XO Beanie n the Blush Haze!

  • Hope Skinner

    Braided Cable Beanie in Blush Haze <3

  • Janie S.

    I would try out the Braided cable beanie with the Blush Haze !

  • Anna Westbrook Mursin

    Blush Haze with the Braided Cable Beanie <3

  • Irena Matković

    I’d love to win Blush Haze with the Braided Cable Beanie

  • Robyn Axelrod

    Love the Braided Cable Beanie in Profane Purple. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Candice Le

    Blush Haze with Braided Cable Beanie

  • Karen Laughton

    Profane purple and the XOXO beanie. So cute!

  • Nicole Roberts

    Blush Haze and Cable Braided Beanie. Just gorgeous.

  • Megan Price

    Blush Haze with Big Braid Beanie

  • Sarah

    I’d love to try the Braided cable beanie in Profane Purple. Thanks!

  • Lacy Perkins

    Definitely the Braided Cable Beanie, And which color?? They are all amazing!! I guess the Blush Haze. ❤️❤️

  • Debby Greenlaw

    Blush Haze & Braveheart Cable Pillow! Love it!

  • Ursula_M

    Such a lovely beanie!! I’ve recently started learning knit to add to doing crochet as well. I’d love the Braveheart Cable Pillow and the colorway Profane Purple! I think it would be cute in my daughters room (purple is her fav color)

  • RonHelen King

    I would love to win the Big Braid Beanie in Profane Purple.

  • Caroline

    Great new pattern shop! Love Press xoxo hat pattern. Blush haze is perfect for this one!

    • Caroline

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  • Madelyn

    Wow, your hats are beautiful! I would love to win the blush haze yarn with the braided cable beanie. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Sarah Harrison

    I would love the profain purple with the Herringbone Beanie!

  • Shelly Lynn Easton

    Blush Haze color way is so very pretty and I love the Big Braid Beanie! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Erinne

    The Profane Purple is gorgeous for the Braided Cable Beanie!

  • Gillian M

    I’d love Profane Purple with the Herringbone Beanie!

  • Christina W.

    The braided cable beanie in blush haze looks perfect to try! Such amazing prizes ☺️

  • Ellen Swinnen

    Blush Haze for the Braided Cable Beanie is my favorite! Fingers crossed 😀

  • burntmarshmallow

    I’d love to win the Herringbone pattern and make it up with the Blush Haze yarn! How sweet.

  • Hajer

    Blush Haze and the braided beanie combo!!! 💕💕

    • Hajer

      Braided cable beanie **

  • Lily Wallis

    Ooh I’d love to do the braided cable beanie in Profane Purple!

  • Mary Lou

    Blush Haze would look fabulous as a braided beanie. <3

  • Rosalin A

    I would like to tray on the XOXO beanie since it’s a quite challenging pattern with Profane purple. Thanks Stephanie for chances!

  • Cheryl Heming

    Blush Haze and the Braided Cable Beanie!

  • Julia Caraballo

    So hard to choose, I would like the braided cable beanie in Blush Haze and the big braid beanie in blush haze also, Oh my. Hope I win one Thanks for the chance.

  • Chiara

    Blush haze and braided cable beanie.🍀

  • Buffy Q

    Blush haze and the braided cable:)

  • Audrey Struve

    Oh, my! Big Braid beanie in Profane Purple. Has to be!

  • Lisa T.

    Braided cable beanie in Blush haze is so pretty! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  • Steph C.

    Tough choice, but I think I’d choose the Braided Cable Beanie in Blush Haze! Thank you both for the chance to win.

  • JJ Wong

    Herringbone Beanie pattern in the blush haze would be the choice for me!

  • Sukni Bui

    Profane purple with big braid beanie💕

  • Laura C

    I would love to knit the braided cable beanie in profane purple. I also really love the braveheart cable pillow!

  • Tami Rosman Kaczmarek

    I love this blog❤️ I would choose Blush Haze and Rows of Purls as I’ve already bought the 2 cable patterns from @premknits

  • niks07

    i love the cable pillow in the gray color!

  • Donna Edwards

    The Braided Cable beanie is stunning in the Blush Haze colourway. Thanks Stephanie for sharing your projects wth us!

  • Kim Cunningham

    Definitely the blush haze. It’s perfect and goes with anything! I’d make the big braid beanie with it! 💗

  • nkam1

    Braveheart Cable Pillow would be perfect to cozy up with on my sofa this winter and I love the Blush Haze!

  • Jennifer

    Well, since I already have (and LOVE) the braided cable beanie and the big braid beanie I would go with rows of purks beanie using pop star ⭐️ yarn! So pretty!

  • silmarwen

    I looooove how cute is the braided cable beanie! ❤️ For sure if I have to begin knitting I prefer doing so with the Profane Purple and that pattern!!! I’m such into crochet ❤️ But I have to try knitting for sure!

  • Christina Pratt

    I love Profane Purple! 💜💗😍 and the Rows of Purls Branie looks like such a fun knit!

  • @Tweetyaccount

    Thank you for the chance to win! I’d like the Herringbone Beanie pattern and a Profane Purple skein. It’s really beautiful yarn!

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      • @Tweetyaccount

        Yay!! I got the e-mail and responded. What a precious gift! Thank you!

  • This is awesome! Thanks so much for the opportunity. I would love the braided cable beanie with profane purple.

  • tracy king

    I love the XOXO Beanie and the Profane Purple!

  • Deborah Kitts

    Blush Haze with the Braided Cable Beanie, love the yarn and the pattern! Learning to knit, so this would greatly increase my knitting abilities!

  • Rebecca B.

    Blush Haze with the Braided Cable Beanie. The pattern is absolutley beautiful and there is something about the Blush Haze that is neutral and yet colorful. Casey did a masterful job on the yarn dying.

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

    Profane Purple with the Braided Cable Beanie.

  • Mary Clare Struthers

    Blush haze with braided cable beanie

  • Amandine

    😻 XOXO Beanie in Profane Purple 🤞🍀😘

  • LilD

    Beautiful!!! Hope to win the Blush Haze with braided cable beanie.

  • Bonnie

    I would love to try Blush Haze with the Braided Cable Beanie. =)

  • Moni Lars

    Would love to knit the Braveheart Pillow in Profane Purple!

  • Alyssa

    Definitely the rows of purls beanie I already have the pattern for the bcb and I’ve been waiting and waiting for rows of purls! For the yarn I love them both but I would choose blush ❤️

  • Janelle

    Blush Haze with the braided cable beanie!! 😍😍

  • Keri Sepulveda Kettle

    Blush haze in the xoxo beanie pattern – adorable!

  • Taylor H

    Profane purple w/ big braid beanie!

  • Sandy Koenig

    Hi, I love these beanies, I would like to win the Braided Cable in nude. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Margay Roberge

    I’d like the Braveheart cabled pillow in blush haze

  • Alicia Dobney

    Braided cable beanie in blush haze!!!

  • Terrie Faria

    Braveheart cabled pillow in profane purple, love the texture in the pillow, amazing purple yarn

  • Georgia Green

    I would like to win Blush Haze with the Braveheart Cable Pillow. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

  • Jackie

    herringbone beanie in blush haze!

  • Deborah W

    I love the big braid beanie in profane purple. Beautiful!

  • Amber Nagel

    I love the Gimme all the candy colorway and the braided cable beanie.

  • Julia

    The Blush Haze with the Braided Cable Beanie is amazing!! 🙂

  • Jane

    I really like the blush haze and braided cable beanie!

  • Samina

    Blush haze in the big braid beanie!

  • Therese Eghult

    Profane purple and rows of purls beanie 💖

  • Caisha Galli

    I would absolutely love the braided cable beanie in profane purple. I think it would be a beautiful pop of color in such a marvelous pattern!

  • かい☆

    Blush Haze with the Braided Cable Beanie!!

  • Amanda E. White

    I just love the herringbone beanie and have had my eye on getting it for some time!

  • Cindy Soto

    I’ve never knitted cables before. It’s a little intimidating, but they are so beautiful! I would love to try my hand at the braded cable beanie. I also love both colors in nude and soft pink.

  • Noreen

    I love the blueish haze color and the braided cable or XOXO Beanie

  • Ludka

    I would love to knit Braided Cable beanie in Blush Haze

  • Becky S

    Blush Haze with the Braided Cable Beanie! It’s really cute!

  • Katrina Au

    Profuse purple with Braided Cable Beanie! The hand-dyed yarn is gorgeous!

  • minibea12

    I would like to win the braided cable beanie pattern in Blush Haze colorway.

  • Taylor Lynn Flanagan

    Braided Cable Beanie with the profane purple would be a dream <3

  • Cables look SO intimidating, but these hats are so beautiful. I’m sensing cables in my future and if anyone can work me through them it’s you Stephanie.