Quick & Easy Ribbed Beanie

One of the my favorite past-times during the colder months is Knitting. I am extremely grateful to my Grandmother who taught me the skill at a very your age. I have made some beautiful things over the years – curtains, blankets, scarves and hats.

At the moment, I am going through a phase where I am knitting a lot of hats! The more hats I knit, the more people comment that they want one and so it goes around and around like that. I honestly can knit one of these hats in a few hours. It is a very simple hat, and as you are knitting in the round on circular needles there is no seam to sew-up at the end – LOVE THAT.

This is a pattern which I have adapted to suit the way I like it. Pretty much, it is a One Size fits all kind of pattern, however if you want to make it bigger or smaller decrease/increase in 8 stitches.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Any kind of worsted weight wool, say 2 hanks to be sure.
  • Size 7 16″ circular needles
  • Double pointed needed Size 7
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

PATTERN

  • Cast on 80 stitches and place stitch marker
  • For the brim of the hat Knit 2 stitches/Purl 2 stitches for 3 inches in length (longer if you like)
  • Knit one row to acknowledge where the folded brim will be
  • Knit 2 stitches/Purl 2 stitches all the way around till the hat measures between 5.5 – 7 inches from the folded row. To explain, if I am knitting for a child I keep it at 5.5 inches, but if I am knitting for an adult I keep it at 7 inches.

CROWN SHAPING (transfer to the double-sided needles)

  • Round 1. Knit 2 stitches, then purl 2 together stitches all the way around
  • Round 2. Knit 2 stitches, then purl 1 stitch all the way around
  • Round 3. Knit 2 stitches, purl 1 stitch, Knit 2 stitches together, purl 1 stitch all the way around
  • Round 4. Knit all the way around
  • Round 5. Knit 3 stitches, knit 2 stitches together all the way around
  • Round 6. Knit all the way around
  • Round 7. Knit 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches together all the way around
  • Round 8. Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together all the way around
  • Round 9. Knit 2 stitches together all the way around

Cut yarn with a 6 inch end. Draw through remaining stitches to sew hat up. Thread all ends in to neaten the hat.

Knitted hat in on round knitting needles.

Knitted hat on round knitting needles.

Back view of hat

Back view of hat

My hat models - Miles Storm, Mohawk and Teddy Bear

My hat models – Miles Storm, Mohawk and Teddy Bear

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