Basic Beanie

The Basic Beanie is an adult size beanie hat (although you can modify to fit any size by changing the numbers of rows and stitches) written for our Mercerised Cotton range. The pattern is written for double pointed needles but you can also use circular needles if preferred.

The hat uses approximately 45 grams of yarn in total, and our current selection of appropriate yarns can be found here…

You will need;

  • 45 grams fingering weight mercerised cotton
  • 1 stitch marker
  • 2.75mm double pointed needles
  • 2.5mm double pointed needles
  • A sewing needle for finishing

Gauge = 10 stitches to 4 cm on 2.75mm needles

Using our fingering weight mercerised cotton and the 2.5mm needles, cast on 140 stitches using the long tail cast on and using 2 needles for extra stretch.

Place your stitch marker at the beginning of the round and knit 2×2 rib (knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches and repeat until end of row) for 10 rows or approximately 3cm.

Then knit only for 1 round using the 2.75mm needles.

At this point change colour if you wisht the brim to be a different colour as shown in picture.

Now knit in the round until the total length of the hat is 14cm (45 rows approx). If wanting stripes etc. this is the section where you would add them. The hat shown changes to the grey colour again 1 row before the decreases begin.

Decreases

Knit 1 stitch then knit 2 stitches together and repeat until end of round

Knit 2 rounds

Knit 1 stitch then knit 2 stitches together and repeat until end of round

Knit 2 rounds

Knit 1 stitch then knit 2 stitches together and repeat until end of round

Knit 1 round

Knit 1 stitch then knit 2 stitches together and repeat until end of round

Now break the yarn, thread onto sewing needle and pull the yarn through all the remiaing stitches, removing them from the needles. Now secure and weave in ends.