This is a very simple beanie hat knitting pattern, sized to fit a toddler through to large adult. Designed in super bulky yarn, it promises to keep the coldest of heads cosy!
Please note, the 2022 update takes into account comments on the length being a little short and this has now been adjusted.
Instructions are written for knitting flat or to work in the round. Beginning at the hem, you will work a few rows/rounds straight before beginning the crown shaping.
Rowan’s super chunky weight Drift or Big Wool makes this a really speedy knit on 10mm needles.
To fit head circumference
Age 2-10 (S: M: L)
50 (54.5: 58: 63)cm
19.5 (21.75 : 22.5: 23.5)in
Actual hat circumference
44.5 (49: 53: 58)cm
17.5 (19.25: 21: 22.75)in
Length Crown to Hem
18.5 (21.5: 22.5: 25.5)cm
7.25 (8.5: 9: 10)in
Rowan Drift (Super Chunky/Super Bulky weight; 100% Merino Wool; 100g/80m/87yds)
Approx 47g (58g: 62g: 70g: 84g) of Shore (908).
Edit – Rowan Drift has been discontinued since this pattern was published. Suggested yarn substitutions (same quantity) : Rowan Big Wool (Super Chunky/Super Bulky weight; 100% Merino Wool; 100g/80m/87yds) OR Rowan Big Wool Colour (Super Chunky/Super Bulky weight100% Merino Wool; 100g/80m/ 87yds)
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
To work flat:
1 pair 10mm (UK 000/US 15) knitting needles.
To work in the round:
1 pair 10mm (UK 000/US 15) circular needles, 40cm long
(or 80cm long, if using Magic Loop method)
A set of 10mm (UK 000/US 15) double pointed needles (DPNs) for decreasing the crown (not necessary if using Magic Loop method)
9 sts and 14 rows/rounds to 10x10cm (4x4in) in st st using 10mm needles