Knit Us A Beanie

Use the instructions below or download and print one here.


This pattern is a really simple one. These instructions are for a non-striped hat, but if you like stripes or want to use up oddments of yarn then change colour on a knit row and stripe away!.

Happy knitting!

You will need

  • 3.25mm needles
  • 4mm needles
  • DK Yarn
  • Large eye needle for sewing up


Sizes to fit medium (large) head

Sides of hat

Using 3.25mm needles cast, on 129 (137) stitches and work 8 (9) cm in 2×2 rib.

  • Row 1: K2,P2,K1
  • Row 2: P2,K2,P1

Change to 4mm needles and work in stocking stitch until hat measures 19 (20) cm ending with a purl row.

Shape crown

  • Row 1: K1, *K2tog, K6, rep from * to end. 113 (120) sts remain.
  • Second and alternate rows: Purl
  • Row 3: K1, *K2tog, K5, rep from * to end. 97 (103) sts remain.
  • Row 5: K1, *K2tog, K4, rep from * to end. 81 (86) sts remain.

Continue to decrease in this way until 33 (35) sts remain ending with a purl row.

  • Next Row: K1, *K2tog, rep from * to end.

Break yarn, thread through remaining 17 (18) sts, draw up tightly and fasten off.

Sew up side seam.

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