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Easy Beanie Hat Pattern | The Aphrodite


This easy beanie hat pattern is a great advanced beginner project for anyone who is learning how to knit in the round.

Looking for the ultimate cosy winter hat? This is it!

With the perfect amount of stretch and slouch, the Aphrodite hat tops off the snow bunny look with elegance and comfort.

Easy beanie hat pattern

An Easy Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, k2tog and knitting in the round.

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Using mainly knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.

If you have never knit in the round before you can watch my video tutorial here.

*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*

Broken Rib Beanie Hat The Broken Rib Stitch

The basic beanie shape is enhanced with a classic broken rib stitch pattern and finished with a fluffy large pom.

  • The broken rib stitch is a variation of ribbing.
  • This is a kind of false rib – with only every other row ribbed.
  • It lies flat and has a different look on each side of the fabric.

To work the broken rib stitch you will work the following:

Worked in the round:

Knit according to this stitch pattern:

Round 2: Knit.

Repeat these 2 rounds for the pattern.

easy womens hat knitting pattern

The Yarn I Used…

I made the Aphrodite hat using a super bulky weight  (06) yarn – Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Fisherman 099.

This was knit up quite quickly and used only one skein of yarn.

Any super bulky weight yarn 06 will be okay to use for this pattern.

chunky beanie pattern for women

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

ribbed fisherman beanie hat

The Aphrodite Hat Knitting Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.


The hat knits up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size –

  • Adult woman
  • Hat length lying flat w/o pom = 9.5 inches
  • Width lying flat = 9.5 inches
  • To fit a head with circumference size – around 22-26 inches.

Gauge – 10 sts and 15 rounds = 4in/10cm.

The Supplies You Need…


Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
  • P – Purl
  • PM Place marker
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)


  • Cast on > 40 sts, join in the round and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.
  • 1st rnd: K1, P1 to the end of the round.
  • 2nd rnd: Knit to the end of the round.
  • Repeat the two rounds above until the work measures 8.5″/9″ from the cast on edge.
  • Decrease as follows >
  • K2tog – rep to the end of the round.
  • Break yarn.
  • Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
  • Sew in any loose ends.
  • Make a pom pom and stitch it securely onto the top of the hat in a coordinating colour.

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  1. Not sure what this means: “K2tog, K2tog all around” Why the repeat? And how do you do that? Seems to be the same thing — to me. Or did I miss something? Why make it so confusing??