Here is a super simple free knitting pattern and easy way if you would like to know how to knit a beanie. if you know how to do garter stitch, you will be able to knit this up with ease and in less than an afternoon.
This is the ideal project for the beginner knitter.
How To Knit A Beanie
This beanie, unlike the ones above that are done in ribbing, is done in garter stitch. The shape is the same and you can add a pom pom to the top of the beanie if you wish.
5 x 25g balls of double knitting wool in your colour or colours of choice.
4mm knitting needles
To fit any average sized head. The finished length is 23cm with the brim of the hat turned back.
17sts and 36 rows = 10cm knitted in garter stitch.
Let’s Knit It:
Using 4mm needles cast on 78 sts.
Work in g st (every row k) for 25cm.
Dec Row 1: k1, *k2tog, k5, rep from * to end 67 sts.
Next and every foll alt row: k to end.
Dec Row 2: k1, *k2tog, k4 rep from * to end, 56 sts.
Dec Row 3: k1, *k2tog, k3, rep from * to end 45 sts.
Dec Row 4: k1, *k2tog, kk2 rep from * to end 34 sts.
Dec Row 5: k1, *k2tog, k1, rep from * to end 23 sts.
Dec Row 6: k1, *k2tog, rep from * to end. 12 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long end. Thread cut end through the rem sts, draw up tightly and secure end.
Use yarn end to joing the back seam with right sides together. Reverse seam for 5 cm for the brim. Turn back the brim.
Cut out a 90mm circle and make a pom pom for the top.
You could also make a couple of pom poms in different colours and secure with a press fastener for a quick change, according to what you are wearing for the day.
And that my fellow knitting friends is how to make a beanie and a really simple one at that.
If you want to churn out beanies by the dozen, you may want to look a buying a loom knitting machine like this one.