Basic Beanie


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.

Pattern Note

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.

All Sizes

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.