Kids Beanie Hat Knitting Pattern

Grey kids beanie

This adorable kids beanie hat knitting 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.

You can easily make it using any super bulky yarn of your choice.

*Please scroll down to see the printable pattern*

Easy kids beanie hat knitting pattern

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.

kids knit beanie

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.

kids knit beanie


You can scroll down to see the free pattern below or you may choose to purchase the printable ad-free pdf version from my shop.

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Yield: Kids Beanie Hat

Kids Beanie 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.
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy/beginner


  • Yarn – I used YarnArt Alpine Maxi in Grey 334
  • A good substitute would be Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.
  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in fisherman for the pom
  • Any super bulky yarn


  • Knitting needles – 10mm (US 15) 16" circulars
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure
  • Pom maker


  1. Cast on – 30 / 34 sts
  2. Row 1 – Knit
  3. Row 2 – K1, P1 (rib) to end of row – complete a further 5 rows of ribbing.
  4. Row 7 – Knit
  5. Repeat row 7 – 10 / 12 times
  6. Decrease for the crown as follows –
  7. K1 then K2tog repeat to 1st before the end of the row, K1 (16, 18) sts
  8. Knit
  9. K1 then k2tog, repeat to 2 / 1 sts before the end of the row
  10. K2, K1, K2, K1, K2
  11. Cut yarn and pull tight to secure.
  12. Sew in all ends
  13. Make a pom to stitch on the top of the hat.


Gauge 8st / 12 rows – 10cm (4″)

Size – baby 14″ / toddler 16″


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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  1. Sarah
    November 19, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    Hi! I absolutely love the picture of this hat, and I’m trying to make it for my daughter. I’m a little confused about the repeat row though. If I’m supposed to do the K1 then K2tog repeat across the hat, it’s impossible to do it 12 times like the pattern says. Can you help me?

    • November 19, 2018 / 7:50 pm

      Hello! Can you tell me which row you are on? Thanks 🙂

      • Sarah
        November 19, 2018 / 8:02 pm

        I just realized what I was doing wrong! I was on the wrong row! Thank you for making me look at the the row numbers correctly! I’m on row 7 and somehow didn’t realize that I needed to repeat that row instead of the decrease row.

        • November 20, 2018 / 9:18 am

          Hello, ok no worries, if you need any other help with the pattern, just let me know. You can email me – or use the contact form on the site. Thanks and happy knitting! 🙂

  2. Chelsea Thornton
    December 7, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    Would this fit a 5 year old?

    • December 10, 2018 / 9:12 am

      Hello, the hat size in the pattern is for a baby or toddler – for a child of 5yrs – you would have to increase the stitches you cast on so that the circumference is about 20-21 inches. You could increase the cast on stitches to 36 or 38 and measure to see. Thanks for visiting the blog and if you have any other questions, please email

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