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Roger’s Ribbed Beanie From Outlander {Easy Knit}


In this post, you will see a hat inspired by Roger’s ribbed beanie from Outlander.

He wears this hat in Season 4 of the TV show, seen with and without a pom pom.

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An Easy Ribbed Beanie

The hat pattern is easy to knit, with advanced beginner knitters in mind.

Using knit and purl stitches, you will create 1 x 1 ribbing,  knit in the round.

This knitted hat will take you around an hour or two to make depending on how fast you knit!

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The Design Inspiration

The style of this hat was inspired by the ribbed brown hat Roger is wearing in Outlander season 4, which looks like a traditional seaman’s hat.

Knit in 1×1 ribbing instead of 2×2 ribbing – this has a tighter rib-knit fabric.

Great to gift, this hat is super easy to knit and will be well received by loved ones, friends, and charities.

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Image of Roger copyright to Starz.com

The yarn I used…

I made the hat twice using different yarns and different needle sizes.

The brown hat is knit using Rowan Kid Classic yarn in Bitter Sweet and knit on size 5.5 mm (US 9) 16″ circular needles.

The second yarn I used was The Petite Wool from We Are Knitters in Ivory and knit on size 6 mm (US 10) 16″ circular needles.

They both knit up quite quickly and used only one skein of yarn each.

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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

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More Men’s Patterns

If you would like to make more knitted items for men, please take a look at the other patterns in the men’s knitting pattern library.

There are also hat patterns for women, men, babies, and kids in the hat pattern library.

You may also like these free patterns for hats:

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This mariner’s hat knitting pattern was inspired by the hat Roger wears in Outlander Season 4.

The hat is stretchy as it is knit all in the rib stitch, so will fit a variety of head sizes.

Knit in the round in 1×1 ribbing, this is an easy project for any advanced beginner.

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Skill Level – Easy


  • 5.5mm (US 9 needles) 24 sts x 22 rounds = 4×4 inches/10x10cm in 1×1 ribbing.
  • 6mm (US 10 needles) 22 sts x 20 rounds = 4×4 inches/10x10cm in 1×1 ribbing.


Using the 5.5mm (US 9 needles) and worsted/Aran/10 ply yarn

  • Baby/Toddler/Child/Adult
  • Adult Hat lying flat and un stretched – Height = 12 inches / width = 6 inches
  • Child Hat lying flat and un stretched – Height = 11 inches / width = 5.5 inches
  • Toddler Hat lying flat and un stretched – Height = 10.5 inches / width = 5 inches
  • Baby Hat lying flat and un stretched – Height = 10 inches / width = 4.5 inches

Using the 6mm (US 10) needles and bulky/chunky/12 ply yarn

Adult Hat lying flat and un stretched – Height = 12 inches / width = 6 inches.

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The Supplies You Need


  • Aran/worsted/10 ply. 50g (for the 5.5mm (US 9) needles).
  • I used 1 x Rowan Kid Classic in Bitter Sweet 866 (50g/140m/153yds). This is the brown hat.
  • The hat was also made in 1 x The Petite Wool (100g/140m/142yds) from We Are Knitters in Ivory.
  • This is a bulky/chunky/12-ply yarn.
  • The Petite Wool requires being knit with 6mm (US 10) 16″ circular knitting needles.



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Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont – Continue(ing)
  • K – Knit
  • K2tog – Knit the next 2 stitches together (decrease)
  • P – Purl
  • PM – Place marker
  • P2tog – Purl the next two stitches together (decrease)
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • 1×1 ribbing – K1, P1 – repeat to the end of the round, in every round.
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Beanie Pattern

CO Baby – 56 sts / Toddler – 64 sts / Child – 72 sts / Adult – 80 sts, join in the round and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.

*Please note if you use The Petite Wool from We Are Knitters with 6mm (US 10) knitting needles you will cast on 72sts for an adult-sized hat, join in the round and follow the instructions below.

Round 1: K1, P1 (1 x 1 rib) to the end of the round.

Rep round 1 – K1, P1 every round until hat measures:

  • Baby – 9 inches from the CO edge.
  • Toddler – 10 inches from the CO edge.
  • Child – 10.5 inches from the CO edge.
  • Adult – 11 inches from the CO edge.

Shape crown (decrease):

  • K2tog, P2tog, to end of round.
  • K1, P1, to end of round.
  • K2tog, P2tog, to end of round.
  • K1, P1, to end of round.
  • K2tog, P2tog, to end of round.

Cut yarn and sew through the rem sts and pull tight.

Secure and weave in any loose ends.

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