This striped beanie would make a grey holiday accessory for visiting friends or family photographs!
Knit on 4mm circular needles, this hat is a really easy knit, using stocking stitch throughout the pattern.
This holiday hat pattern will introduce you to shaping and decreasing, as well as using basic knit and purl stitches.
*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*
Easy Slouch Beanie Hat Pattern
The beanie pattern is easy to follow, knitting in the round on circular needles.
This easy 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.
If you would like to make more knitted items for women, please take a look at the other patterns in the women’s knitting pattern library.
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.
Skill Level – Easy/beginner
- 1 x 50g double knit yarn in red (Lion Brand Cotton 24/7)
- 1 x 50g double knit yarn in white (Lion Brand Cotton 24/7)
- yarn weight guide
- 4mm (US 6) 16″ circular knitting needles
- Stitch marker
- Darning needle
- Pom maker
- Cast on 80 (adult size) for a child cast on 72
- Place a stitch marker at the join and be careful not to twist.
- Begin with the red yarn and knit every round until it measures 1 inch.
- Then cut yarn and tie white yarn to begin next stripe. Each stripe measures 1 inch.
- When hat measures 11 inches from cast on edge (adult) or 10 inches (child) start to decrease.
- Decrease – Round 1 – K2TOG
- Repeat the decrease until you can no longer work in the round.
- Cut the yarn and leaving a 7-inch tail, using your darning needle, threading through remaining stitches, pull tight and secure top of the hat.
- Then weave in all ends.
Add a pom to the top of the hat, stitching into place.
This hat knits up quickly in double knit yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
You are welcome to sell items knit from this pattern, I just ask that you give pattern credit to Handy Little Me and link to www.handylittleme.com in any listings. Thank you!
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ning)
Cont = Continue(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P – Purl
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
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