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


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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