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!
- 16-inch (41cm) Circular Knitting Needle in US 9 (5.5mm)
- 16-inch (41cm) Circular Knitting Needle in US 11 (8mm)
- Double Pointed Knitting Needles (DPN) in US 11 (8.0mm)
- Optional: Knitting Stitch Marker
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
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!