Can’t get enough beanie 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, 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 easy beanie from the balance yarn of my raglan pullover.
The difference between men and women easy beanie patterns is on the bottom edge of the beanie. The men have 2×2 ribbing band whilst women’s version doesn’t have ribbing band, instead, it started with the 3 bulging lines pattern straight away and added a decorative tab. The men 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.
Easy Beanie -Free Knitting Pattern
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That’s me with the women 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.
Easy Beanie Knitting Pattern
Men & Women Options
Download and print separately:
Easy Beanie Knit Diagram (in pdf)
Construction: Work in Round
Helpful video tutorial on Knit With Double Pointed Needles
Men Size: 21″ circumference x 10.65″ length
Women Size: 19″ circumference x 11″ length
Materials And Tools:
1. Men Option: Scarfie 78% Acrylic, 22% Wool (approx. 312 yards/285 per 150g ball)
- Yarn Color: Taupe/Charcoal – 1/2 ball
2. Women Option: Lion Brand Wool Ease 80% acrylic, 20% wool (approx. 197 yards/180m per 85g ball)
- Yarn Color A: Seaspray – 1 ball
- Yarn Color B: Chestnut Heather – 1/15 ball
3. Needles: 12″ or 16″ Circular needle U.S. 6 (4mm) and U.S.7 (4.5mm)
4. Needles: Double Pointed needle U.S. 7 (4.5mm)
4. Stitch Markers
5. Tapestry needle
Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximated.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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 beanie.
Block the beanie to obtain the correct size.
Pattern Diagram (Click Picture for a larger chart, open in new tab/window.)