Simple Beanie Hat Knitting Pattern


Learn to knit basic beanie hats in all sizes with the step-by-step instructions in this knitting pattern. Order here to download, save, and print a PDF of this pattern.


Knitting Simple Beanie Hats

A Pattern by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels

This simple knitting pattern teaches you how to make simple beanie hats in all sizes. These classic unisex hats are a perfect first hat to knit, and they also make excellent gifts for everyone you know. This PDF knitting pattern walks you through making a hat with clear, row by row instructions for adult xl, adult, child, toddler, baby, and preemie sizes.

How these Simple Beanie Hats are Made

Simple beanie hat knitting pattern from Liz @PurlsAndPixelsMaterials

You will make these beanie hats with Caron Simply Soft Yarn and Double Point Needles. Or, substitute any brand of worsted weight yarn in any color. These hats are worked from the bottom up.


This is a beginner to intermediate knitting skill level pattern that requires a general understanding of knitting in the round, double point needles, and decreases. Instructions are included for using 16 inch circular needles to make the body of the larger hats, or you can make them exclusively with double point needles.

Size Notes

– Adult XL size fits adults with larger heads, 23’’ – 25’’ head circumference

– Adult size fits men, women, and older teens or 21’’ – 24’’ head circumference

– Child size fits children 2 – 14 years of age or 19’’ – 21’’ head circumference

– Toddler size fits children 3 months – 2 years or 16’’ – 19’’ head circumference

– Baby size fits babies 0-3 months or 13’’ – 16’’ head circumference

– Preemie size fits most early babies (10.5’’ – 13’’ head circumferences)

Find my full size chart and how to measure here.


If you use the materials suggested in this pattern, your final product will be machine washable. To keep your hats looking their best, hand wash or machine wash separately on delicate cycle in cold water. You may tumble dry on low heat, but laying flat to dry is recommended.

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Please note

This listing is for a digital download of my knitting pattern, and is not a physical item. You’ll be able to download a PDF file immediately after your purchase has been processed. If you have any trouble with your order, please email purlsandpixels@gmail.com

This pattern is for personal use, gifting, and charitable donation of completed items. You may also sell handmade items created using this pattern. Do not copy this pattern and distribute it. If you’d like to share the pattern, refer your friends to my website, purlsandpixels.com/shop/, or to my Etsy Shop, purlandpixels.etsy.com/, so they may obtain a copy.

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Additional information


Adult XL, Adult, Child, Toddler, Baby, Preemie


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