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Knit Easy Beanie (2 Options)

Knit Easy Beanie (2 Options)

February 27, 2017 /
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Can’t get enough beanies for the cold days? Here is an easy beanie knitting pattern to whip up in a day. This pattern comes with a bonus, it has both men & women designs for you to choose from, or, knit both to make a “His” and “Her” couple set. Simply knit an easy beanie with your stashed yarn leftover from a previous knitting project. I knit the women’s easy beanie from the balance yarn of my raglan pullover.

easy beanie men women

The difference between men’s and women’s easy beanie patterns is on the bottom edge of the beanie. The men have a 2×2 ribbing band whilst the women’s version doesn’t have a ribbing band. Instead, the women’s knit beanie started with the 3 bulging lines pattern straight away and added a decorative tab.

The men’s knit easy beanie appears to be in a slightly bigger size (21″ circum x 10.65″ ) than the women (19″ circum x 11″) even though the amount of stitch in a round is the same, this is because I used a slightly bulkier yarn than the women easy beanie. The women have more rounds than the men design, again, due to the yarn, they seem to be in equal length. In summary, if you were to use the same yarn for both men and women easy beanie, please expect them to be in the same width and women beanie is longer than men beanie.

Yarn choice is important as it will determine the final size of the knit piece, so, please make a tension gauge to find out if the numbers of stitch and row meet those value stated in the pattern, however, 1 stitch and 1 row more or short in this small project don’t hurt much.

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keep warm

That’s me with the women’s easy beanie on the snowy street in Hokkaido last year. Do you notice the matched raglan pullover I am wearing in the first picture at the bottom? So glad that I was well prepared for that icy cold holiday, the price of knitting up a storm really paid off when we were able to keep ourselves extra warm with all these hand-knitted garments.

free beanie knit pattern

Happy Knitting and Keep Warm always!

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Knit Easy Beanie (2 Options)

Yield: Men & Women Size Beanie
Active Time: 2 days
Total Time: 2 days
Difficulty: Avid Beginner/Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $10 - $12

Can’t get enough beanies for the cold days? Here is an easy beanie knitting pattern to whip up in a day. This pattern comes with a bonus, it has both men & women designs for you to choose from, or, knit both to make a “His” and “Her” couple set. Simply knit it with your stashed yarn leftover from a previous knitting project. I knit the women's easy beanie from the balance yarn of my raglan pullover.

Men Size: 21″ circumference x 10.65″ length
Women Size: 19″ circumference x 11″ length

Enjoy knitting them!

Download and print separately: Easy Beanie Knit Diagram (in pdf)
Construction: Work in Round

Helpful video tutorial on Knit With Double Pointed Needles

Materials

Men Option

  • Scarfie 78% Acrylic, 22% Wool (approx. 312 yards/285 per 150g ball) - Yarn Color: Taupe/Charcoal – 1/2 ball

Women Option

  • Lion Brand Wool Ease 80% acrylic, 20% wool (approx. 197 yards/180m per 85g ball) - Yarn Color A: Seaspray – 1 ball
  • Lion Brand Wool Ease 80% acrylic, 20% wool (approx. 197 yards/180m per 85g ball) - Yarn Color B: Chestnut Heather – 1/15 ball

Tools

  • Needles: 12″ or 16″ Circular needle U.S. 6 (4mm) and U.S.7 (4.5mm)
  • Needles: Double Pointed needle U.S. 7 (4.5mm)
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry needle

Instructions

    Tension Gauge:
    Scarfie – Stockinette Stitch: 17 sts and 28 rows = 4″ (10cm) using U.S. 7 (4.5mm) needles
    Wool Ease – Stockinette Stitch: 18 sts and 29 rows = 4″ (10cm) using U.S. 7 (4.5mm) needles

    Take time to make a gauge swatch to check your tension. Wash and block your swatch before measuring. Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

    Abbreviations:
    k = Knit
    k2tog = knit two together (decreasing st)
    patt = Pattern
    rep = Repeat
    RS = Right side
    ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together (decreasing st)
    st(s) = Stitch(es)

    MEN BEANIE

    Using U.S. 6 (4mm) circular needles and yarn A, 2×2 tabular cast on 88 sts. (Watch the video on how to do 2×2 tabular cast-on in a round). Insert a stitch marker at the beg of round.
    Round 1: k2, (p2,k2) to end.
    Rep this 2×2 rib rows for 1.5″ (4cm).

    Change to U.S. 7 (4.5mm) circular needles, *purl 2 rounds, knit 3 rounds, rep * for 3 times, knit 11 rounds, *purl 2 rounds, knit 3 rounds, rep * for 3 times. (41 rounds has been worked after the ribbing)

    Continue to work the Crown pattern of the beanie.

    WOMEN BEANIE

    Using U.S. 7 (4.5mm) circular needles and yarn color A, long-tail cast on 88 sts. Insert a stitch marker at the beg of round. *purl 2 rounds, knit 3 rounds, rep * for 3 times, knit 11 rounds, *purl 2 rounds, knit 3 rounds, rep * for 3 times, knit 17 rounds. (58 rounds has been worked)

    Continue to work the Crown pattern of the beanie.

    Crown
    Change to Double Pointed needle U.S. 7 (4.5mm)
    Round 1: k4, k2tog, *k9, k2tog, rep * 7 times, k5. [80 sts]
    Round 2 & 3: k all
    Round 4: k4, ssk, *k8, ssk, rep * 7 times, k4. [72 sts]
    Round 5 & 6: k all
    Round 7: k3, k2tog, *k7, k2tog, rep * 7 times, k4. [64 sts]
    Round 8 & 9: k all
    Round 10: k3, ssk, *k6, ssk, rep * 7 times, k3. [56 sts]
    Round 11: k all
    Round 12: k2, k2tog, *k5, k2tog, rep * 7 times, k3. [48 sts]
    Round 13: k all
    Round 14: k2, ssk, *k4, ssk, rep * 7 times, k2. [40 sts]
    Round 15: k all
    Round 16: k1, k2tog, *k3, k2tog, rep * 7 times, k2. [32 sts]
    Round 17: k all
    Round 18: k1, ssk, *k2, ssk, rep * 7 times, k1. [24 sts]
    Round 19: k all
    Round 20: k2tog, *k1, k2tog, rep * 7 times, k1. [16 sts]
    Round 21: k all
    Round 22: ssk, rep 8 times. [8 sts]

    Tab (for women beanie)
    Using U.S. 7 (4.5mm) needles and yarn color B, long-tail cast on 9 sts.
    Row 1 (RS): k all
    Row 2: *p1, k1, rep * to end
    Rep these 2 rows for 3.5″ (9cm), ending after Row 1. Bind off. Leave long tail for sewing.

    TO FINISH OFF
    Pick and sew all stitches from the needle, pull the yarn tightly to close the tip of the beanie.
    Wrap and sew the tab to the bottom edge of the women's beanie.

    BLOCKING
    Block the beanie to obtain the correct size.

    Pattern Diagram (Click here to view larger chart.)

    easy beanie knit diagram

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO KNIT
EASY BEANIE

  1. Work on the 2×2 ribbing on the men’s beanie.knit 1 1
  2. The body of men’s beanie using Scarfie yarn. The Scarfie yarn gives an ombre effect for the beanie.knit 2 1
  3. Switch to the double-pointed needle to work on the crown of the beanie.knit 3 1
  4. Work till the last round of the easy beanie pattern before sewing to close the gap.knit 4 1
  5. Pick and sew all stitches from the needle.knit 5 1
  6. Pull yarn tight enough to close the gap on the tip. Fasten and hide yarn end.knit 6 1
  7. For the women's option, wrap and sew the tab on the bottom edge of the easy beanie.knit 7 1
    Block the beanie to obtain the correct size.

brown ombre beanie hat

Both Men and Women Easy Beanie on side by side.

easy beanie men women

Wish you have fun knitting this easy beanie!

Notes

Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximated.

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