Baa Baa Beanie {free hat knitting pattern}

Baa Baa Beanie free hat knitting pattern

A simple, quick, basic beanie is my favorite thing to knit. That's the Baa Baa Beanie! Choose your favorite color of Baa Baa Bulky yarn and cast on. Just one ball makes a hat sized for anyone in the family! 

Baa Baa Beanie Free Hat Pattern

Here's the specs: 

Ewe Ewe Yarns Pattern #129
Designed by Heather Walpole
Sizes: Baby (Kid, Adult)
Measurements: 13¾ (17, 20½)" circumference; 5 (7, 10)" high
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns, Baa Baa Bulky, 132 yards, 1 skein (50 Pistachio)

Needles: US 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16" circular knitting needles
    US 10.5 (6.5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles
Supplies: Stitch marker, yarn needle
Gauge: 14 sts and 20 rows to 4" stockinette stitch.

Baa Baa Beanie basic free hat knitting pattern in bulky yarn

Pattern:

Cast on 48 (60, 72) sts, place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist cast on sts.

Round 1: *K2, P1; rep from * around.

Work as for Ribbing Round 1 until piece measures 1" from cast on edge.

Next round: Knit.

Continue to knit each round until hat measures 3 (5, 8)” from cast on edge or 2" less than desired height.

Decrease as follows changing to double-pointed needles as needed to prevent stretching the fabric. 

Round 1: *K2, k2tog; rep from * around. 36 (45, 54) sts.

Round 2: Knit around. 

Round 3: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around. 24 (30, 36) sts.

Round 4: Knit around.

Round 5: K2tog around. 26 (15, 18) sts.

Round 6: Knit around.

Round 7: K2tog (k3tog, k2tog) around. 6 (5, 9) sts.

Cut yarn leaving a 6" tail. Thread tail through remaining sts. Pull tight to close hole and secure on the inside. Weave in all yarn ends. Block hat using steam or wet-blocking to set the stitches. Love!

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