Simple Ribbed Beanie by Melina Flynn
Note: I got married this summer, so my name is no longer Melina Martin Gingras
If you haven’t learned by now, I LOVE making hats for myself and my entire family. In fact, as part of my morning routine, I tend to skip doing my hair for dropping off the kiddos at school, so hats are my thing before I’m officially home and have gotten ready for the day. I could never have too many hats. 😉
I have wanted to write a very simple knit beanie pattern like this for a few years, so I am happy to share it and it calls for MY YARN.
If you’re newer to knitting, know that you can complete this hat using a 16″ and 9″ circular needle rather than switching to double-pointed needles at the top. You’ll also learn a new method of decreasing stitches.
- You’ll need one skein of OMG Rushmore: Sport Weight, 345 yds, 100g/3.5 oz.
- Alternatively, you could use 100g of Wool of the Andes Sport in your favorite color. NOTE: The link is an affiliate link. You can always check out our disclaimer page for more information about affiliate links.
- 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch on US 4.
What you’ll need:
- A 16″ circular needle, size US 4.
- A set of 4 or 5 dpns or 9″ circular needle, size US 4.
- A tapestry needle to sew the side seams and weave in ends.
- CO: Cast on
- K: Knit.
- K2tog: Knit two stitches together.
- P: Purl.
- P2tog: Purl two stitches together.
- psso: Pass slipped stitch over stitch just worked.
- Sl1: Slip one as if to knit.
- Small/Baby (Medium/Child, Large/Adult)
- Finished measurements: 16.5″ (20″, 22″)
This hat is meant to be worn with negative ease, so the finished measurements will be smaller than your head size. If you need to cast on more or less stitches, make sure you increase or decrease by multiples of 8.
Using 16″ circular needle, CO 104 (120, 136) stitches using a long-tail cast on.
K2, P2 around (for the whole round) every round until hat measures 6″ (7″, 8″) from the cast-on edge.
Begin decrease rounds as follows, switching to dpns or smaller circular needle as you see fit:
- Round 1: *K2tog, P2, K2, P2; repeat from * to end of the round.
- Round 2: *K1, P2, K2tog, P2; repeat from * to end of the round.
- Round 3: *K1, P2tog, K1, P2; repeat from * to end of the round.
- Round 4: *K1, P1, K1, P2tog; repeat from * to end of the round.
- Rounds 5-6: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of the round.
- Round 7: *Sl1, P1, psso; repeat from * to end of the round.
- Round 8: K all stitches around.
- Round 9: *K2tog; repeat from * to end of the round.
- Round 10: *K2tog; repeat from * to last stitch of round, K1.
Break yarn, leaving an 8 inch tail. Thread tail through all stitches on needle, being careful that you don’t drop any stitches. Pull tail tight and thread through center to the inside of hat.
Weave in ends.
Lightly steam to block.
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