Fitted Beanie | Easy Knit Pattern

This is my pattern for a basic fitted knitted beanie! This is the pattern I use when doing color work or other designs.  I like to keep it simple & will be making lots of character hats from this pattern! This is a great project for a beginner!

Yarn: medium worsted weight; approx. 100 yds

[Red Heart Super Saver in medium purple]fb

Needles: Size US 8 (5.0mm) circular 16″

Size US 10 (6.0 mm) circular 16″ (optional)

Materials: stitch marker

Scissors & tapestry needle

Gauge: 14 sts & 20 rows = 4 inches

Final measurements:

Circumference- 20 inches

Length- 7 inches20141101_155806

The Pattern:

CO 66 st [US 8/5.0 mm circular 16″]

Begin 1×1 rib

6-8 rounds: *K1, P1*

Option to switch to larger needles [US 10/6.0 mm circular 16″]

K across all rows.

Knit desired length – When first starting out I would put my hat on while they were still on my needles.  If I liked the length I would begin to close (hat closure will not add any length to your hat)

[my hat just covers my ears & measures approximately 6 inches – 1 in of ribbed brim and 5 ins of knit]

Begin hat closure:

Round 1: *K4, sl1, k2tog, psso, K4* (54 st)

All even rounds: K

Round 3: *K3, sl1, k2tog, psso, K3* (42 st)

Round 5: *K2, sl1, k2tog, psso, K2* (30 st)

*OPTIONAL Round 7: *K1, sl1, k2tog, psso, K1* (18 st)

Cut off long-tail & thread tapestry needle.  Enter each st knitwise & slide off needle.

Pull yarn through middle & sew in.

Pattern Notes: This pattern is easily adjustable.  The brim & knitted portions can be knit the length you need.  You can also adjust this pattern based on the materials you have.  Adjust the stitches in multiples of 6.  This hat fits standard adult size.

This pattern will be a “base” for my knitted beanie designs.  Beanies are one of my favorite things to create & I have lots of patterns to come…


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PDF: Fitted Beanie | Knit Pattern

If you need materials:

yarn – Red Heart E300.0528 Super Saver Economy Yarn, Medium Purple

knitting needles – Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular 16-Inch Knitting Needles, Size 8

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8 thoughts on “Fitted Beanie | Easy Knit Pattern

  1. I would love the patterns for the Wonder Woman, batman, and superman beanies if you have them! I am working on a plain blue beanie right now off of this pattern and absolutely love it! Thank you for sharing!


      1. what are you talking about when it sais k1 p1 and sl1 and so on things like that thar is what is confusing me…
        what do the arevaitions mean…


  2. Do you have a video on the batman beanie?? I am a beginner and not very good at following a pattern yet. Watching videos are a lot easier for me. Thanks


  3. Not sure if you’ll reply since this was a posting from a while ago, but could you tell me what yarn you used for the camouflage colored beanie?


  4. Hi! I love this pattern and video. This was my first hat and it came out perfectly. My question is, do I adjust the decrease if I cast on a different amt of stitches? I’m now using this pattern for a baby hat and cast on 60 stitches.


  5. Hi there. I am a newbie at knitting, and somewhat of a visual learner. Can you explain to me how you start the second row of the rib, please? I started with 66 stitches and did 1 row of K1P1…then when started the second row, started that with a pearl…but not sure what I did didn’t turn out ribbed.


  6. I need to make a brain hat for my daughter for the science march and I want to use this as the base. Would it be the end of the world if my circular needles are 17″?


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