KNITTING PATTERN: North Loop Beanie | Cable Knit Hat Pattern | Bulky Yarn Knitting Pattern

$5.00

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Please Note: This listing is for a KNITTING PATTERN only, not a finished product. You will receive a digital, downloadable file of instructions to knit this hat. If you would like to purchase a finished hat, please check my shop listings for a finished product!

The diamond cables full of seed stitch create a unique texture in this hat - this is not your basic cable beanie! The name comes from the North Loop neighborhood in Minneapolis, where my husband and I end up on most of our date nights. The cables are created with left and right twist stitches. No cable needle needed! The pattern offers 3 brim options: basic rib, folded rib, and double brim.

Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate
Language: English
Size: Adult (18-22" head circumference)
Supplies Needed:
- Approx. 120 yards of bulky (weight 5) yarn (Yarn pictured: Malabrigo Mecha in Polar Morn)
- US10/6mm circular needles
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch marker
- Scissors
- Pom pom (optional)

You will need to be familiar with knitting in the round, K2TOG and SSK decreases, seed stitch, and left-twist and right-twist stitches. A video demo of these stitches is on my YouTube channel at yt.vu/+woollybearknits

This pattern was written by me, and the pattern and pictures are property of Woolly Bear Knits and may not be altered, shared, or sold. You’re welcome to sell finished products made with this pattern, but you must use your own photos and credit the pattern design to me: Emily Sheehan of Woolly Bear Knits and link to my shop: www.etsy.com/shop/woollybearknit

If you are selling products you made from my patterns, it is not allowed to copy my Etsy listing text for your own listing (please use your own words to sell your products) and you must use your own photos.

Due to the digital nature of this listing, there are no refunds on my patterns.

If you are on Instagram, please use #northloopbeanie and tag me @woollybear_knits so I can see and share what you make! Contact me through Etsy or Instagram if you have any questions.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Occasionally I can accept custom orders, depending on supply availability and capacity. Please send a message with what you're looking for and I'll respond back to let you know if it's possible. If I can accept a custom request, you'll be sent a listing to purchase, and work will begin once the item has been paid for. I will provide an estimated turnaround time at the time of your order, typically 2-4 weeks.

There are no returns on custom orders, and discount codes do not apply.

In fall/winter 2021, custom orders will be accepted during a designated timeframe. Follow me on Instagram @woollybear_knits or join my email list for specific updates on custom order timelines.

Care instructions

- Hand wash cold in gentle detergent, reshape and air dry flat.
- Do not put in washing machine or dryer, as this will cause your wool item to felt.
- Remove pom pom before washing for best results (pom pom can be removed by untying from inside).
- Fluff pom pom to refresh by gently brushing with comb or cool heat from a hair dryer.

All wool will stretch over time. If you feel your hat has gotten too stretched out, follow the instructions above to wash it, then reshape it to desired shape, and allow to dry. This should reshape it to its original size.

Sizing details

Detailed measurements of each item are provided in each listing description. Hats are made with chunky merino wool or wool. Hats will be fitted on medium/larger heads with taller foreheads, or slouchy/tall on smaller/medium heads with short foreheads.

If you have any questions about sizing or fit, feel free to send me a message! All listings include a video of the fit on my own head (which is larger, with a tall forehead).

All wool will stretch over time. If your hat feels small (especially at the brim) when it arrives, know that it will stretch over time (after a few wears) and mold to your head shape.

Returns and Exchanges

Due to USPS delays in 2020 and 2021 along with hygiene factors related to COVID-19, I will not be accepting returns this year. Please don't hesitate to message me with any questions or concerns about your order and we'll work together to make it right.

If you have any questions about sizing, fit, or materials before your order, I'm more than happy to send you more info, pics or even a video. I typically respond to messages within an hour or two, so don't hesitate to reach out if you're unsure before you order!

I need a new pom pom!

Lost your pom pom or maybe your pet ate it? Or maybe you just want an additional color so you can switch it out? Send me a message to order a new one.





I really liked the sunrise cowl and beanie pattern, so was excited to give this a shot. Though the row by row written instructions were nice, I struggled to understand the pattern and had to pull my work out so many times, resulting in ragged looking yarn. For example, I could not grasp at all why you only RT in row 7. Maybe it makes sense as the pattern goes on, but by row 10 I gave up. A stitch chart would have been super helpful here!


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