How to Knit a Beanie


Knitting a beanie to keep your head cozy and warm in the winter months is easy and affordable. A knit beanie is also a great gift idea for Christmas or a birthday. Creating a cute and cozy beanie is also a special baby gift idea. Check out additional knit ideas to go with your new beanie. Try a scarf, mittens or booties.

  • Pick out your favorite color or yarn style for your beanie. To knit a beanie approximately 20 inches around, you need bulky weight yarn in approx 125 yards. To knit your beanie, you must also have a 16-inch circular needle size 10.5, double point needles size 10.5 or size required to get gauge.

  • Check out this great pattern to knit your beanie. Pattern is compliments of Jimmy Beans Wool: With the circular needle, cast on 70 sts.

  • Try a variety of options for your knit beanie. You can try stripes, polka dots or a solid beanie. Mix it up for your next knit project.

  • Join, being careful not to twist.

  • K1, P1 * repeat to end of row.

  • Work previous row for 3 more rows.

  • K every round until hat measures 5.5 inches from cast on edge.

  • Start the Decreases: K 2 k 2 tog* repeat to end of row.

  • Knit 5 rows: K 2 k 2 tog* repeat to end of row.

  • Knit 3 rows: K 1, k 2 tog* repeat to end of row.

  • Knit 2 rows: K 2 tog* repeat to end of row.

  • Break yarn, and using a darning needle, gather remaining stitches. Weave in end of yarn.

Tips & Warnings

  • Abbreviations: k - knit, K2tog. - knit 2 sts. together as 1, p - purl, rep. - repeat the directions between the
  • and st. - stitch

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