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Free Beanie Knitting Pattern

Intricate lacework is beautiful, complex colorwork can be impressive, but sometimes I just want to brainlessly knit and have a finished project by the end of a movie.

Call in the bulky yarn. We’re making a hat.

This beanie is basic, quick and completely satisfying. It doesn’t need to be fancy because the furry pom pom on the top is going to steal the show.

Free Beanie Knitting Pattern

Free Beanie Knitting Pattern


  • 100 yards of bulky weight yarn
  • Shown in Legacy Bulky by O-Wool [100% certified organic merino; 106 yards per 100g skein], Alumroot

  • 1 set dpn US #10/6 mm
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Faux Fur Pom Pom
  • (I purchased mine here)

  • Darning needle
  • Stitch marker

10 sts/12 rows = 4 inches in seeded rib stitch

Seeded Rib Stitch
Row 1: Knit all sts.
Row 2: *K1, p1, repeat from * to end.
Repeat these two rows.

CO 56 sts. (or multiple of 4)

Join in rnd and place marker.

Rnd 1: Knit all sts.

Rnd 2: *K1, p1, repeat from * to end.

Repeat these 2 rnds until work measures 8″ or desired length, ending with Rnd 2.
Note: Increasing length will increase slochiness. For no slouch, work for 6.5″.

Crown Shaping
Next Rnd: *Ssk, repeat from * to end. (28 sts)
Next Rnd: *K1, p1, repeat from * to end.
Next Rnd: Knit all sts.
Next Rnd: Ssk, k2tog, repeat from * to end. (14 sts)
Next Rnd: Knit all sts.

Cut yarn and thread on darning needle. Weave through remaining sts and secure. Weave in loose ends. Sew on pom pom.