With just over a month until Christmas, I thought now would be a good idea to share a quick and easy knit hat pattern for those who like to knit gifts for loved ones. This simple broken rib stitch knit beanie pattern creates a cute and cozy hat that is super fun to make. I enjoyed knitting this hat up so much that I’ve made a few for the ladies on my gift list, plus a couple for myself!
I chose to work with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Aran Yarn for this pattern because I love the earthy colour scheme, but you can substitute with any aran or heavy worsted weight yarn to make your own hat. Some options that I recommend are:
- Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran Yarn.
- Knit Picks City Tweed Aran/HW Yarn.
- Knit Picks Simply Alpaca Aran Yarn.
- Stylecraft Special Aran Yarn.
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Broken Rib Stitch Knit Beanie Pattern
To make one beanie, you will need the following supplies:
- 1 skein (135 yards) Lion Brand Wool-Ease Aran Weight Yarn. Colours in photos are Stillwater, Arrowwood, and Linen.
- Size 7 (4.5 mm) 16″ circular knitting needles.
- Size 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed knitting needles.
- Stitch Marker.
- Tapestry/yarn needle.
Adult (head circumference 22 inches).
17 sts X 24 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch.
K: Knit stitch.
P: Purl stitch.
Cdd: Central double decrease stitch – slip 2 stitches together as if to knit, k1, then pass slipped stitches over.
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This hat is knit in the round (from the bottom up) on circular knitting needles, switching to double pointed needles when necessary (during the decreasing of stitches for shaping the crown).
Broken Rib Stitch Knit Beanie Pattern
Cast on 88 sts. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round and join (being careful not to twist the stitches).
Round 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 2: Knit all sts.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until length of hat measures 6.5” and then work one more round of Round 1.
Begin Decreasing Rounds to shape the crown (switch to double pointed needles when necessary).
Round 1: *CDD, K15, CDD, K1; repeat from * to end of round (72 sts).
Round 2: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 3: Knit all sts.
Round 4: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 5: *CDD, K11, CDD, K1; repeat from * to end of round (56 sts).
Round 6: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 7: Knit all sts.
Round 8: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 9: *CDD, K7, CDD, K1; repeat from * to end of round (40 sts).
Round 10: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 11: Knit all sts.
Round 12: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 13: *CDD, K3, CDD, K1; repeat from * to end of round (24 sts).
Round 14: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 15: Knit all sts.
Round 16: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of round.
Cut yarn (leave a long tail) and pull through a yarn needle. Thread the yarn through the remaining stitches and pull tight to close the hole at the top of the hat. Tie a knot to secure and weave in all loose ends.
I hope you enjoyed this free broken rib stitch knit beanie pattern.
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