Kids Beanie Hat Pattern

Grey kids beanie

This adorable kids beanie 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.

You can easily make it using any super bulky yarn of your choice, I used Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca, which is really soft but you could also substitute it with any yarn, including Lion Brands Wool-Ease Thick and Quick. 

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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.

I made the hat with super bulky yarn 06, which knits up fast! You can complete this hat in one movie.

kids knit beanie

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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

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Kids Beanie Hat Knitting Pattern

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

Materials

  • Yarn – 1 x skein YarnArt Alpine Maxi in Grey 334
  • Scraps for the pom pom
  • 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 06

Tools

  • Knitting needles – 10mm (US 15) 16" circulars
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure
  • Pom pom maker - Clover Large - 3 3/8 inch

Instructions

  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.

Notes

Gauge 8st / 12 rows – 10cm (4″)

Size – baby 14″ / toddler 16″

Abbreviations

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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