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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should be comfortable working the purl stitch.
- You should be comfortable knitting in the round.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
The Aphrodite Hat Knitting Pattern
The hat knits up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
- Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern.
- If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
- Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
Skill Level – Easy
- 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 – 8 sts and 8 rounds in 2 inches
The Supplies You Need…
- 1 skein of Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick in Fisherman 099
- Suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles.
- Super bulky weight – 106 yards. / yarn weight guide
- Pom pom maker Clover 2 – 1/2 inch Large.
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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