The Knit Frostbite Double-Brim Beanie is an amazingly easy and quick knit. It’s the perfect pattern for beginners and advanced knitters alike as there’s no need to count stitches or keep track of rows.

The Yarn

For this beanie, I used a handspun yarn from wool roving and then twisting with an undyed baby alpaca yarn. Since I am a VERY inexperienced with spinning, the consistency in my yarn is… very inconsistent. I embraced this as part of the yarn though. 

I didn’t have enough yarn for a big project (like a sweater) and this yarn felt too precious to be turned into socks or slippers. So a beanie it was!

My aunt brought me a beautiful drop spindle a few years ago. I took a spinning lesson at a LYS shortly after. I practice for a few months, then put it away and it was left untouched for a couple years. 

A few months ago, we were gifted an angora rabbit. So I picked up spinning again in hopes I can weave this precious fiber into my knitting projects. 

This beautiful yellow yarn was what I was working on when I had put the project away. So I picked it up where I had left off and in a few weeks, the yarn was ready!

Since nobody else will have this very same yarn, the yarn I recommend is the Cascade 128. Almost any bulky weight yarn that meets gauge will work, but I absolutely love Cascade 128. I find the fiber to be beautiful, easy to work with and since it’s superwash, it won’t shrink or felt together. It will ensure your project lasts for years to come. 

The Beanie

Since the yarn is VERY inconsistent, I knew I had to keep the design simple. And simple is what you’ve got with this beanie. It’s a beautiful design where the width of the brim or length of the beanie can easily be modified.

It only uses the basic knit stitch so it’s a great project for beginners! I’ve included links and step-by-step tutorials for the “tricky” parts.

It’s a wonderfully mindless project for more skilled knitters. Great for on-the-go as it’s easy to put away and pick back up.

It comes in four sizes (baby, child, adult small and adult large) so it’s easy to make beanies for the whole family or for everyone in your life. 

This beanie is a GREAT stash buster. Don’t have enough yarn that’s thick enough? Try holding 2 or more strands together to get the right thickness. This is a fun way to play with ombre and other color effects.

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Sun Frost Double-brim Beanie

Who doesn’t love a good beanie? This double-brim beanie is sure to keeps your ears extra toasty on your winter adventures. Sized for the whole family, everyone will be asking for one. 

Yarn

For sizes: Baby (Child, Adult S, Adult L)

80 (95, 115, 128)yards / 75 (87, 105, 117)m

Yarn recommended: 

Cascade 128. (Bulky Weight; 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g; 128 yards/ 117 meters). 1 skein. 
 

Materials:

  • For Adult S, and Adult L: US 10.5 (6.5 mm) in 16”/ 40 cm or length preferred.
  • For Baby and Child: US 10.5 (6.5 mm) double-pointed needles or preferred method for small circumference knitting.
  • 1 – Stitch marker
  • Darning needle
 

Gauge: 13 sts x 22 rounds = 4” (10 cm) with US 10.5 (6.5 mm) in stockinette.

Finished size: 

  • Baby: 15″ x 8.5″/ 38cm x 21cm
  • Child: 17” x 9.5”/ 43cm x 23.5cm
  • Adult S: 19.5″ x 10″/ 49.5cm x 25.5cm
  • Adult L: 22″ x 10.5″/ 56cm x 26cm

To be worn with 1″- 2″ (2.5 cm-5 cm) negative ease.

Skill Level: Easy

PATTERN INFORMATION:

  • This beanie is made from the bottom-up in one piece. 
  • The brim is picked up while working the body of the beanie.
  • Shown in size Child with a handspun yarn.
  • Sizing listed in pattern will be in Baby (Child, Adult S, Adult L)
  • The beanie is meant to be worn with 1-2″ / 2.5-5cm negative ease. This means the finished size of the beanie should be 1-2″ / 2.5-5cm smaller than the head of the wearer.

In the photo below, I’ve folded the brim in half and highlighted the stitch that should be picked up from the cast-on edge. 

 

Here is a photo of how a stitch from the body of the beanie and a stitch from the cast-on edge should be picked up.

Here is an in-progress photo as I work on picking up all the stitches from the cast-on and knitting them with the body of the beanie.

ABBREVIATIONS

BORM beginning of round marker

CO cast on

LH left hand

RH right hand

st(s) stitch(es)

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Setup: Using knitted cast-on <https://tutorials.knitpicks.com/knitted-cast-on> method, CO 48 (56, 64, 72) sts. Place BORM and join into round, being sure stitches are not twisted.

BRIM

Knit until the beanie measures 4 (5, 6, 6)”/ 10 (13, 15, 15)cm (or double the length preferred for brim) from the cast-on edge. 

Fold brim in half with cast-on edge on the inside of the beanie. 

With RH, go through 1 st from the LH needle and pick up 1 st from cast-on edge. Knit through both sts as if one. Continue until all sts from cast-on edge have been picked up and knit with sts from LH needle.

BODY OF BEANIE

Continue to knit until the beanie measures 8.5 (9.5, 10, 10.5)”/ 21 (23.5, 25.5, 26)cm from bottom of brim. 

FINISHING

Cut yarn leaving a 10″/ 25.5cm tail. Using a darning needle, take the tail through all sts twice, pulling taut to close hole. 

Weave in the ends and gently block to measurements.

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