This pattern goes back to basics for a beautiful, classic knit beanie. This gender-neutral look is great for beginners and advanced knitters alike.
- 125 yards of weight 5 (bulk) yarn. I used Red Heart Soft Essentials for the beanies pictured in this pattern.
- 5mm (US size 8) circular knitting needles.
- OPTIONAL: 5mm (US size 8) double-pointed knitting needles.
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The beanie with the brim unfolded should measure 13″ long and 7.5″ wide after blocking.
Gauge: 15 sts – 19 rows = 4″ (10 cm)
This pattern is written in standard US terms.
- K – knit
- P – purl
- P2tog – purl two together
- SSK – slip, slip, knit
Cast on 72 stitches.
Row 1: *K2, P2 * repeat to the end of the row.
Repeat row 1 until your piece measures approximately 12.5 inches.
Switch to double pointed needles as needed when the stitches become too tight on the circular needles.
Row 1: *K2, P2tog* repeat to the end of the row (54 stitches).
Row 2: *K2, P1* repeat to the end of the row.
Row 3: *SSK, P1* repeat to the end of the row (36 stitches).
Row 4: *SSK* repeat to the end of the row (18 stitches).
Row 5: *SSK* repeat to the end of the row (9 stitches).
Cut the yarn and weave the end through the remaining stitches. Pull tight to close and tie a knot. Weave in any loose ends.
Fold the brim on the beanie up to the desired length.
Did you enjoy this pattern? For another free classic knit hat pattern, check out my Knit Double Brim Ombre Hat.