For my quick and easy Beanie hat I used some fabulous ‘Crofter DK’ yarn and a pair of 4.5mm needles. I love this yarn at it gives you a Fair Isle effect without the hard work – perfect for beginners.
Step 1. Cast on 90 stitches.
Step 2. Work in stocking stitch (knit one row then purl the next) until your work measures 20cm from your cast on edge.
Your knitting should grow pretty fast – after 2 and a half hours mine looked like this:
Front / Right / Knit Side
Back / Wrong / Purl Side
As you will see your knitting will have perfect roll to it – just what you need for your rolled brim!
A few more hours and you will hit that 20cm point!
Step 3. To shape the crown of your hat:
Row 1: (Knit 7, Knit 2 together) – repeat 10 times until you get to the end of your row. You should have 80 stitches on your needle.
Row 2 – and all other even rows purl.
Row 3: (Knit 6, Knit 2 together) – repeat 10 times. You should have 70 stitches left.
Row 5: (Knit 5, Knit 2 together) – repeat 10 times (60 stitches remaining).
Row 7: (Knit 4, Knit 2 together) – repeat 10 times (50 stitches left).
Row 9: (Knit 3, Knit 2 together) – repeat 10 times (40 stitches to go!)
Row 11: (Knit 2, Knit 2 together) – repeat 10 times (30 stitches)
Row 13: (Knit 1, Knit 2 together) – repeat 10 times (20 stitches)
Row 15: (Knit 2 together) – repeat 10 times (10 stitches should be left on your needle).
Break off your yarn to leave a 25cm tail and thread through your remaining 10 stitches with a blunt yarn needle. Pull the yarn tail to draw your stitches together.
Fold your hat in half wrong side together and stitch together your seam with a mattress stitch.
Did you know a Beanie hat is also called a Toque?
You can easily alter this pattern to get a different look.
For a ribbed edge:
Row 1 – (Knit 2, Purl 2) repeat from beginning to end.
Row 2 – (Purl 2, Knit 2) repeat from beginning to end
Repeat row 1 and 2 for 4 times then continue in stocking stitch until your work measures around 16cm before you shape your hat (as Step 3 above).
For a Bobble hat – just add a pompom!
Although your hat should fit most adult / teen heads, you could always make it bigger (or smaller!) by using larger (smaller needles), extra (less) stitches or a chunkier yarn.
Hi, love your pattern, ,made it over and over. Now would like to try something a little more challenging. Could you add a pattern for a sweater please.
Your hat is lovely. Your so clever . Would love some more easy to follow patterns. Thank you
Thank you. I really must write a new post. x
Even easier on circular needles, no sewing up!
I make a lacy scarf to match also. 2 balls of crofter total.
That sounds fantastic! What a great idea. Xxxx
Great pattern have made two one plain dark mauve with glitter in garter stitch and one plain one in stocked stitch lovely very pleased
They sound fabulous, glad you like the pattern. Thanks for taking the time to send me your lovely comment. X
Hi. If I wanted to make a 24inch beanie for a man, around the head, how many would you cast on for this pattern?using dk wool.quite new to knitting but this looks like a pattern simple to follow. Thank you
If you check out the comment below (from another Karen I think!)I’ve made some suggestions on how to make the hat a little larger.
Have u a pattern for a man hat that is easy please x
How about making the knitted hat pattern larger? Depending on the size of the man’s head, cast on some extra stitches and a few extra decrease rows.
You could either try on casting on 100 stitches and then start off your decreasing by a row of (knit 8, knit 2 together) repeat 10 times, followed by a row of purl before you carry on the pattern as normal, or
Cast on 110 stitches and when your hat is deep enough to the following before you decrease as per pattern:
– (knit 9, knit 2 together) repeat 10 times
– next row, purl all stitches
– (knit 8, knit 2 together) repeat 10 times
– next row, purl all stitches
– carry on decreasing as per pattern (you should have 90 stitches)
This is such an easy pattern have knitted twice for my grandchildren (girl & boy) mynjiece & nephew are next, thank you
You’re welcome, glad you liked it. Thank you for taking the time to write. X
Hi I love this pattern!!! I am using Plymouth baby alpaca ampato yarn. It states 4 stitches ans inch on size 8 needles. I will be using size 6 needles. Will I still be casting on 90 stitches? So confused!!! Barbara. Missingpup@comcast.net
Hi Barbara, I think you will need to cast on my stitches as your it sounds like your wool and needles are thinner (if the 6 for mm rather than imperial size. It sounds like it would be best if you look up a different pattern that suits your yarn and needle size as my pattern would end up coming out really small. A good place to look is on Ravelry you can select patterns according to yarn, needles etc. The drops website also has lots of free patterns. X
Hi just discovered your beanie hat pattern in time for Chrtistmas, looks lovely. Do I only need to use 1 ball of wool?
I only used one ball of double knitting. However, if you want a deeper hat you may need a little extra.
I don’t understand what (knit 6, knit 2 together) means. I am very new to knitting
If you knit the first 6 stitches normally, then slide your needle into both stitch 7 and 8, wrap your yarn around your needle, pull back the yarn through both stitches to give you a new loop/stitch on your needle then slide the old stitches 7 and 8 off. There are lots of videos on you tube which are quite good if you get stuck.
thanks i am 10 and it took me 2 hours
0it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool
That’s fantastic. Well done. It has made my day knowing that you liked that pattern and it came out well. Thanks for taking the time to send me a comment.
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Your hat is fabulous. The person who you are sending it to will love it. x
Wow… great knitting and very pretty color combination.
And, thank you for visiting and deciding to follow my blog. 🙂
SO STOKED to start this today. I’ve been trying to figure out a basic rolled beanie like this. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
You’re welcome. X
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Looking forward to making this for a friend, especially with that yarn! I’m not the best knitter in the world so I reckon I can manage it.
It’s a lovely hat to make and really easy to adapt to get different looks. Hope it goes well. X
Thanks, I might even send you a picture 🙂
That would be lovely. Thank you. X
I finished the hat in 2 days, less if you take off sleeping time! It has given me back my knitting mojo so huge thanks for that! I will post a photo up when I have sent it to my friend x
So pleased. Would love to see a photo. X
How do you think this would work on circular needles without a seam?
Absolutely. Let us know how it turns out. X
Wonderful, easy pattern. Thanks!!!
You’re welcome. X
thanks for the pattern, i am going to knit this for my daughter who is 27yr, you wouldnt by any chance have the same pattern for a 6 to 12 month old baby, many thanks Jan
Hi Jan, glad you like the hat pattern. I haven’t written one for a baby beanie yet but there are lots of links to different ones on the web site knitting pattern central. Heres a link to the page. http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/baby_hats.php
Hope you find one you like. X
Hi thanks for the link, so many to choose from many thanks Jan
You’re welcome. x
I made a few of these for my daughter and grand-daughter and would like to email you pictures. Please can you let me know your email address.
Hi Jan, I would love to see your photos. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. X
I’m not a knitter ….. But you’re tempting me! Thank you for visiting and following my blog 🙂
Thanks for pattern, nice to have one for two needles not four.
You’re welcome – it knits up quick so you should have it finished in no time. x
going to try this as I’m a new knitter .i will be using mu own hand spun hand dyed wool ..will let you know how i get on .
Hope it goes well – would be great to see it made up in your gorgeous wool. x
Good Morning! Thank you for leaving a message on my blog! I am so glad you did because you have inspired me sooooooooo much! So many things I want to try! Your patchwork ….. I love that, I may have a go for a small wall hanging in my kitchen ….. your crochet hearts ….. yes they are on the hook This Morning! But I have never liked to knit …. no, it just never grows fast enough. I used to have a knitting machine …. now That Was a quick knit :o) BUT that is about to change soon, because I am determined to have a go at this beanie for the Autumn. So I want to say a Big Thank You to you, and please drop by again. Oh by the way, I had almost decided not to blog any more, but by your visiting me you have inspired me to keep on.
Have a lovely creative week :o)
best wishes, Val xx
Thanks Val for your lovely feedback and for sharing your work on your blog. Its great to see what people are up to, I love the way blogs are used as an e-‘craft and share / knit and natter’. I can’t wait to make some more granny squares so I can have a go at your fab bag.
wow this is a really good step by step guide! can’t wait to try this out :o)
Thank you – let us know how you get on. x