This basic beanie is a great starter project for a beginner, simple and basic. A terrific quick knit, this is a great pattern if you need a last minute gift or two!
Keep it simple or you could get adventurous and do some duplicate stitch designs, or stripes which is a great way to use up leftover yarn!
Loom: Hat Loom with extension kit for larger sizes.
Skill Level: Beginner
Sizes :X-small (small, medium, large) to fit average infant (child, woman, man) Instructions are given for the smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given it applies to all sizes.
Finished Measurements: Circumference: 13 1/2 (16, 19 1/4, 21 1/2) inches. Height: 7 1/4 (8, 9, 10 1/4) inches with rim unrolled
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn 200-300 yards. Sample knit in Lion Brand Heartland (worsted weight; 100% acrylic; 251 yds/5 oz per ball): 1 ball Bryce Canyon #130
Gauge: 20 sts and 32 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st.
Please be sure to read all directions before starting to knit. Hat is knit in the round to the crown, then stitches are split into 4 equal sections; the crown is worked as 4 flat wedges that are sewn together.
Using the purl cast-on, cast on 68 (80, 96,108) sts; join to work in the round.
Knit all rnds until piece measures 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2, 7 1/4) inches.
Transfer 3 groups of 17 (20, 24, 27) sts to separate strands of waste yarn, leaving 17 (20, 24, 27) sts on their pegs.
Dec row: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts of section, k2tog, k1—15 (18, 22, 25) sts in wedge.
Continuing in St st, rep Dec row [every other row] 6 (7, 9, 11) times—3 (4, 4, 3) sts.
Sizes Small (Medium) Only
Next row: K1, ssk, k1—3 sts.
Knit 1 row.
Cut yarn, leaving a 4-inch tail.
Using tapestry needle, thread tail through rem sts, and pull tight
*Transfer another set of 17 (20, 24, 27) sts from waste yarn to pegs. Rep wedge.
Rep from * twice more.
Sew crown seams.
Weave in all ends.
Block if desired.