Basic Beanie

This easy-to-make beanie is made in the round on circular needles with decreases done on double pointed needles which means you end up with a super comfortable beanie that is seamless and with minimal finishing afterwards. This project is perfect for those who are new to knitting in the round, but have experience with basic knit stitches and decreasing.

I use two strands of DK yarn for this pattern. This can end in a tangled mess, but in the process, you get a beautiful beanie!


 Gauge: 6 sts x 12 rows = 2”

Yarn:  250 – 300 yards Cascade Pinwheel yarn in Autumn Leaves

Finished size: 18” x 8.5”



CO : cast on

PM: place marker

K : knit

P : purl

K2tog : knit 2 sts together


Set-up Row:

Using two strands of yarn as one, CO 64 sts onto US 9 (5.5mm) circular needles. Connect in round, being careful not to twist. PM.



K2 P2 for 10 rows.



Switch to US 11 (8mm) circular needles.

K for 15 rows.


Decrease (Change to DPN when needed):

Row 1:*K2tog, K6* Continue until end

Row 2: K until end

Row 3: *K2tog, K5* Continue until end

Row 4: K until end

Row 5: *K2tog, K4* Continue until end

Row 6: K until end

Row 7: *K2tog, K3* Continue until end

Row 8: K until end

Row 9: *K2tog, K2* Continue until end

Row 10: *K2tog* Continue until end



Cut off yarn and take through remaining 6 sts. Weave in ends, block and it’s ready to wear!