Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Free Knitting Pattern: Simple Knitted Beanie


I knitted this beanie originally for the hubby, but it's a bit short and doesn't cover his ears. With the edge folded over, it fits Roman perfectly. It's nice and stretchy and will fit for many years to come.

The beanie was a quick knit and I whipped it up on a 4hr car trip. It's pretty much one size fits all, as long as you use a nice stretchy yarn.

You'll need:

About 150m worsted weight yarn

Needles: Set of circular or double pointed needles. US size 8, or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 20 stitches = 10cm using 2k, 2p rib, unstretched
Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches (I used 72 stitches) place marker and join into a loop, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work k2, p2 rib in rounds for 18 to 23cm (depending on whether the hat is for a child or adult)

Decrease: Round 1: (k2, p2tog) around
Round 2 and 3: (k2, p1) around
Round 4: (k2tog, p1) around
Round 5 and 6: (k1, p1) around
Round 7: K2tog around
Round 8: K around
Round 9: (k2 tog) around

Cut yarn leaving a 30cm tail.  Thread tail through remaining stitches, pull nice and tight. Knot on inside of hat. Weave in all ends.


  1. Thanks for sharing this pattern. Can't wait to try it out!

  2. I love the decrease formula that you use. It's the first one that gives me the look I wanted. Thanks for sharing.


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