If you want a beginner friendly and quick to work up hat pattern, then this beanie pattern is perfect for you. It uses super bulk wool so it is a fast knit and its extra warm and cozy. This pattern is worked in the round using the knit stitch and the purl stitch.
This hat pattern is extra stretchy due to the stitch pattern which is great if you like a looser fitting hat. The spiral knit hat is fun to work up and looks good in any colour. Try mixing it up and making the brim of the hat a different colour than the body of the hat.
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Spiral Beanie Knit Pattern
- 9 mm (US 13) 16″ Circular needle
- 9mm DPN’S
- Stitch Marker
- 1 skein bulky yarn (level 6) – I used lion Bran Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
- Optional: Pom Pom Maker or fur pom pom
Now that you have your supplies ready, you can get comfy, grab a cup of coffee or a nice glass of wine and relax! Happy Knitting.
- If you want to adjust the number of stitches for the cast on, make sure you are using multiples of 4. Less stitches cast on tighter fit. More stitches cast on looser fit.
- If you would like the beanie to be more slouchy knit extra rounds to increase the length of the hat.
Pattern: Adult Size:
Cast on 48 stitches using the long tail cast on method. Join to work in the round and place marker.
Brim of the hat
Row 1-6: K1, P1 rib
Body of the hat
Rows 7-8: K3, P1, repeat around.
Rows 9-10: P1, *(K3, P1)*, K3,
*Repeat until the last three stitches.
Rows 11-12: K1, P1, *(K3, P1)*, K2,
* Repeat until the last two stitches.
Rows 13-14: K2, P1, *(K3, P1)* K1,
* Repeat until the last stitch.
Continue repeating rows 7-14 until the hat is 8.5 inches tall from the cast on edge.
Now that your hat is 8.5 inches tall you are going to begin working the decrease.
Decrease row 1: k4, K2Tog repeat around
Decrease row 2: K each stitch around
Decrease row 3: k3, K2Tog repeat around
Decrease row 4: K each stitch around
*switch to DPN*
Decrease row 5: k2, K2Tog repeat around
Decrease row 6: K1, K2Tog
Decrease row 7: K2Tog repeat around
Cut tail and thread through the remaining stitches. Pull tight and tie off and weave in ends.
For baby/children sizes cast on less stitches in multiples of 4.
6-12 months: cast on 36 stitches
12m-3yo: Cast on 40 Stitches
Child Size: Cast on 44 Stitches.
This pattern is an original pattern by Meg Hardison of The Northern Moose. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. Please do not reprint this pattern on your site. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use, but please do not sell the pattern or distribute it.
You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me Meg Hardison and link back to The Northern Moose Blog. Permission is not granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!