Knit beanie

These beanies are knittet in Acrylic yarn, in a round on double pointed needles 3,5 mm. A bit tricky using 5 needles since it is easy for the stitches to fall of. Everyone keeps recommending me to use circle needle…

Basic pattern to knit a classic beanie

Traditional beanie English rib

Tools: Pointed needles size 7 mm, or size needed to get 10 sts x 16 rows in English rib = 10 x 10 cm. Yarn that can be used: Cotton, Acrylic, Wool.

  • Back and forth on needle-style. K all rows. Rib back and forth on needle.
  • ROW 1 (= RS): 1 back and forth on needle-style st, * K1, 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, finish with K1 and 1 back and forth on needle-style st.
  • ROW 2 (= WS): 1 back and forth on needle-style, * 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P, K tog YO and slipped st *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, finish with 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P, 1 back and forth on needle-style st.
  • ROW 3 (= RS): 1 back and forth on needle-style st, * K tog YO and slipped st, 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P *, repeat from *-* until 3 sts remain, K tog YO and slipped st, 1 back and forth on needle-style st.
  • Repeat row 2 and 3.
  • Cast on 66-72-78 sts on needle size 7 mm. Work first row as follows from WS: 1 edge st in back and forth on needle-style st, * P1, P2 tog *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain and finish with P1 and 1 edge st in back and forth on needle-style st = 45-49-53 sts. Continue doing rib.
  • When piece measures 18-19-20 cm, finish after row 3.
  • Knit next row as follows from WS: 1 back and forth on needle-style st, * P1, K tog YO and slipped st *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, finish with P1 and 1┬áback and forth on needle-style st = 45-49-53 sts.
  • Knit 1 row with K over K and P over P (edge st continues in back and forth on needle-style) and P 1 row from WS. On next row K2 tog across the row (not the edge sts) = 24-26-28 sts. P 1 row from WS.
  • On next row K2 tog across the row. Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts and fasten.
  • Sew hat tog mid back in outer loops of sts to avoid a chunky seam.
  • Decorate the beanie with a ribbon and a bow.