Soft Early Fall Beanie
This beanie is made with the super bulky The Wool yarn from We are knitters.
(Any other bulky yarn could be used instead. Just make sure that the yarn you use is bulky and that the gauge is same as the pattern.)
Before you start, make sure that your yarn and your measurements are correct with the pattern. Start by making a tension swatch to control the gauge, knit using 15 mm needles a swatch and count your stiches. This beanie is knit back and forth using straight needles.
If you have more stitches than the required, then you should knit loosely, or use bigger needles. If you have fewer stitches then knit tighter or use smaller needles.
Remember, that it is ok if the measurements or tension are off a little, that beanie will look lovely anyway. Here is a link to a very good youtuber that can help if you still have problems.
*PDF pattern at the bottom of the page.
The circumference of the beanie is approx. 50-52 cm, it is quite elastic.
The beanie is knit in the size adult medium, for a larger size, cast on 2 stitches more (34 in total) at the start. For a slouchy beanie, cast on 4 stitches more (36 in total) at the start.
In a 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inch) square there are:
7 & 1/2 stitches & 9 & 1/2 rows.
What you need:
- 1 (200 g) The wool from we are knitters. (you will use more than half)
- 15 mm knitting needles.
- A yarn sewing needle
Ready? Let’s get started
Cast on 32 stitches using any cast on method you like.
(For different sizes, se information under Size.)
Row 1: * Knit 2, Purl 2 *. Repeat * – * until end of row.
Row 2: * Purl 2, Kit 2*. Repeat * – * until end of row.
Row 3: * Knit 2, Purl 2 *. Repeat * – * until end of row.
Row 4: * Purl 2, Kit 2*. Repeat * – * until end of row.
Row 5: * Knit 2, Purl 2 *. Repeat * – * until end of row.
Row 6: * Purl 2, Kit 2*. Repeat * – * until end of row.
Now you will continue is stockinet stitch, you knit one row, and purl one row.
Uneven rows will be purl, even rows will be knit.
Row 7- 24: Alternate between knit and purl rows.
*(For a slouchy hat, knit and purl until you reach 30 rows.)
Once you are happy with the length of your beanie rectangle, you will go on and finish it off and make it into a nice beanie.
Cut the yarn at least 3 times the length of your knitting, approx. 90 cm (35 inches). Thread the yarn on the sewing needle and go through all the stitches on the knitting needle. Once all the stitches are of the knitting needle, pull on the yarn to tighten the top of the beanie and make a knot. Now sew through the length of the beanie to close it. Use any sewing method you like. (Click here for a video of a good seamless looking stitch.) When the sides are sewn together, fasten the yarn tail and enjoy.
Add a decorative label, pompom, tag or even a cute button to make your kitting more personal.
PDF pattern: 1 hour beanie pattern