Free Pattern | Classic Winter Beanie

Looking to tackle your first knit beanie? This pattern is the perfect place to start!

With a few simple stitches, this hat works up in no time! If you can knit + purl, you can knit this hat. For learning to knit in the round, I suggest this video on YouTube from Studio Knit. She'll walk you through casting on + joining in the round, as well as a few handy tips + tricks. 

Happy Knitting!

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Classic Winter Beanie

Free Knitting Pattern

This pattern is written as a "one size fits most" with a circumference of 21''-22';. The size (height) can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the number of 'body' rows to make a more snug or slouchy fit.

Materials: 16'' Circular Needles Size US 15, Lion's Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (1 Skein), Stitch Markers, Optional: Pom Pom Maker

Abbreviations: CO = Cast On, K = Knit, P = Purl, K2tog = Knit Two Together

CO 40 Stitches in the round
-> Rows 1-6: K1, P1 x 6

-> Rows 1-20: Knit around x 20 rows

-> Row 1: *K3, K2tog, repeat from * around
-> Row 2: Knit around
-> Row 3: *K2, K2tog, repeat from * around
-> Row 4: Knit around
-> Row 5: *K1, K2tog, repeat from * around

-> Cut 6-inch tail
-> Use yarn needle to thread stitches as you slip them off the needles
-> Pull tight, thread yarn to inside of hat and tie to secure

-> Weave in ends, make and attach a large pom pom if desired
-> Enjoy your new classic beanie!

If you have any questions along the way, just ask!
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Once you’ve mastered this pattern, be sure to check out the next level of hats with my most popular design the Modern Knit Beanie Pattern, or my best-seller the Seed Stitch Beanie Pattern

For help with the finishing steps, you can find the YouTube tutorial here:

Happy Knitting!

More hat designs + patterns are available for purchase  in my Etsy shop!

More hat designs + patterns are available for purchase in my Etsy shop!