How to Knit a Beanie
How to Knit a Beanie: size guidelines
|Beanie Circumference||To beginning of crown|
|preemie||11-12 inches||4 inches|
|infant||13-15 inches||4.5 inches|
|baby/toddler||14-16 inches||4.5 inches|
|child||15-17 inches||5 inches|
|adult small or kid large||17-19 inches||5 inches|
|adult medium||18-20 inches||5 inches|
|adult large||21-23 inches||5.5 inches|
Simplest Knitted Beanie Recipe
Multiply your gauge (stitches per 1 inch) by the desired circumference of the beanie. Round off the number of stitches to a multiple of 5. Cast on that number of stitches. Use a set of double pointed needles, 2 circular needles, or 1 short circular needle, and join in the round. Work about 1 1/2 inches of K2, P2 rib, then switch to stocking stitch. Knit without shaping to beginning of crown (see above measurement list for height of the hat to crown).
Decreasing for the crown:
Row 1: *Knit ((total number of sts/5) - 2), k2tog. Repeat from * to end of row.
for example, if you have 80 sts, you would [K14, k2tog] five times, and then have 75 sts.
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: *Knit ((new total number of sts/5) - 2), k2tog. Repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: Knit
Continue decreasing like this (switching to dpn's if you started with a circular needle) until you have about 1/3 of your original stitch count. Then decrease every row, instead of every other row, until you have 10 stitches left. Then break your yarn, and thread the tail through the remaining stitches.
|By Guest on Oct 9, 2012 at 10:05 PM|
|Hi, I've been looking on the internet trying to find a pattern for a beanie with a #13 stitched into the front. Its for a home football team's fans! Any suggestions plz?! email@example.com|
|By Guest on Jul 9, 2012 at 12:59 AM|
|Hi, thanks so much for sharing the hat sizing. I've been trying to figure out how to knit a hat for my son whose head size is a little bigger than the average kid, but too small for an adult size :D|