Kids Beanie Knitting Pattern

Grey kids beanie

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This adorable toddler hat pattern is the perfect pattern for a beginner knitter.

The simple beanie hat is a basic hat your little one will love wearing almost as much as you’ll love seeing him or her in it.

FREE KIDS HAT Kids Hat Knitting Pattern

The kid’s hat pattern is easy to follow, knitting in the round on circular needles, you could knit this hat on DPN’s if it is your preference.

The hat uses basic stitches – knit and purl, to knit ribbing and then for the main body of the hat.

If you are a beginner it will also introduce you to shaping through simple decreases.

This easy hat knitting pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a great project for learning the basic knitting stitches.

The hat size can also be adapted if you want to make it smaller or larger, just measure the circumference of the recipients head and adjust the number of stitches you cast on.

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Kids Hat Pattern


Yarn – 1 x 100g ball of Rowan big wool or other chunky yarn. I used YarnArt Alpine Maxi in Grey 334

A coordinating yarn colour for the pom pom.

Knitting needles – 10mm (US 15) circular


Darning needle

Tape measure

kids knit beanie

Kids Beanie Knitting Pattern

Gauge 8st / 12 rows – 10cm (4″)

Size – baby 14″ / toddler 16″

Cast on – 30 / 34 sts

Row 1 – Knit

Row 2 – K1, P1 (rib) to end of row – complete a further 5 rows of ribbing.

Row 7  – Knit

Repeat row 7 – 10 / 12 times

Decrease for the crown as follows –

K1 then K2tog repeat to 1st before the end of the row, K1 (16, 18) sts


K1 then k2tog, repeat to 2 / 1 sts before the end of the row

K2, K1, K2, K1, K2

Cut yarn and pull tight to secure.

Sew in all ends

Make a pom to stitch on the top of the hat.


Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

M1 = Make 1 stitch

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

SKPO – Slip one, knit one

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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