Let’s be honest, winter isn’t all bad, after all, we get to knit amazing hats to keep us warm, to hide bad hair days, and just to look damn cute. Here’s another that hits all three!

I’ve gotta admit, I really love this one,the Beacon Hat, the perfect cable knit hat to keep your head toasty warm this winter. Not to mention, look super awesome too!

The white version is knit in ultra-soft, ultra-warm Berroco Ultra Alpaca (quite possibly my favourite hat yarn ever). It’s gorgeous in Winter White, and the one skein had enough leftover yarn to add this nifty pompom on top!

The grey version is knit in one of my favourite go-to yarns; Patons Classic Wool in Dark Grey Mix. My son gets this one, he was not big on the pompom, so I just left it as is.

Those two yarns are two of my hat faves, but you can work Beacon up in either of those, or your favourite worsted weight yarn.

But did I mention that Berroco Ultra Alpaca is supersoft and superwarm? Sorry, I just can’t get over how amazing it is. How I have never encountered it in all my years of knitting is an absolute mystery to me.

Paper Birch Knits Beacon Hat


Berroco Ultra Alpaca – 1 skein , Winter White 6201 (white hat with pompom)

Patons Classic Wool, 1 skein, , Dark Grey Mix, (grey hat)

Size 6 & 8 US 16” needles or dpn’s

Stitch Markers


26 stitches x 28 rows = 4” cable pattern


18” circumference at brim

9” height

To fit adult 21” – 24” head


5 thoughts on “Beacon”

  1. I have a skein of the ultra alpaca in pink berry in my stash that has just found a purpose. The winter white is so pretty, but it would be dirty in no time on me.


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