Beanies are often a winter accessory, but some people like to wear them all year round. This is possible thanks to beanie knitting patterns that use lightweight yarn. They can be worn as a fashion statement or for keeping warm.
If you are looking for a stylish hat that is comfortable and versatile, knit up some beanies.
Most beanies can stretch to fit many sizes. They work up quickly and make great gifts. You can easily personalise them with the giftee’s favourite colours.
45 Knitted Beanie Patterns
Below is a list of 45 remarkable knitted beanie patterns. We have included patterns for everyone in the family.
1. Salthill Beanie Knitting Pattern by Aran Accessories
Here is a new take on a classic Aran-style cable lattice pattern. The pattern has been adapted to work it in the round, on two sizes of circular needles.
To ensure the cabling stays seamless, adjustments are necessary. For this reason, the pattern is recommended for an intermediate-level knitter.
2. The Tayla Beanie Knitted Pattern by Letters and Knits
Create a two-tone beanie with this knitting pattern. This fun hat would work for both men and women.
You will need US size 11 (8mm) circular needles, 2 colours of bulky #5 yarn (1 skein of each colour), 2 stitch markers, and a yarn needle.
3. David’s Free Beanie Knit Pattern by Linda Moorhouse
Here is a free knitted beanie pattern that creates a classic hat. It could be completed by a beginner that knows basic knitting techniques.
The beanie is knitted in the round using Aran and worsted weight yarn.
4. Easy Knit Beanie Pattern by Pretty Little Purls
Knit this warm, comfortable-fitting beanie for yourself or a friend. This hat knits up quickly using super bulky yarn.
It is a one size fits most adults pattern. They recommend you use Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Super Bulky 6 yarn and US 13 and US 7 knitting needles.
5. Rock Lobster Beanie Knitting Pattern by Lizzy Knits Shop
If you are looking for a whimsical hat that is fun to wear, this pattern is perfect. The hat uses 3 contrasting colours and is topped off with a fluffy pom pom.
The beginner-friendly pattern uses US 13 16” circular needles, US 15 16” circular needles, and US 15 double pointed needles.
The pattern requires you to know slipped stitches, knit, purl, decrease stitches and knitting in the round.
6. The Kimberly Beanie Knitted Pattern from Called by Nameco
You will get tons of compliments when you wear this Fair Isle Hearts beanie. It is a beginner-friendly knitting pattern that has easy-to-follow instructions.
Pattern includes two sizes: adult: 20-22″ head and child: 16-18″ head. You will need to know cast on, knit, purl, make one, work in the round, decrease, and add colours.
If you are an advanced beginner, you will be able to finish the beanie in a few hours.
7. Fox Ears Beanie Knitted Pattern by Patternery
This kitten-inspired hat is fun for kids as well as adults to wear. The little ears are adorable.
With this pattern, you get two options. You can knit it in the round or flat. The choice is up to you. The pattern includes sizes Newborn-3 months, 3-9 mounts, 9-18 months, 1-4 years, child and adult.
Check out more fun animal crochet ears patterns HERE.
8. Seaforth Hat in Malabrigo Rios by Malabrigo
If slouch beanies are more your style, here is a cute beanie. This free beanie knit pattern is by Malabrigo.
The finished size of this beanie is 47 cm to 52 cm. You will need US 6 knitting needles and US 8 double pointed needles.
9. North Wind Beanie Knitting Pattern by LizzyKnitsShop
Here is a beanie that would be perfect for winter. The pattern features a fun classic design that screams cold and snow.
The pattern is only for one size: 9” tall with a 19” circumference. It is suggested you use high contrasting colours to make the design pop.
This is an intermediate pattern. The pattern uses long tail cast on, knit, purl, knit 2 together, knitting in the round, and fair isle knitting in the round.
10. Easy Knit Beanie Pattern by LittlePinkRibbons
Here is a basic beanie pattern that can be completed by a beginner. You can leave the pom pom off or add it for a touch of whimsy.
The knitting beanie pattern includes instructions for 7 different sizes. The hat is knitted in the round. If you are an advanced knitter, you can knit it in as little as an hour.
11. Rawr Beanie Knitting Pattern by KnitAndCrochetEvrAft
Little boys will love this dinosaur-themed beanie. It is fun to wear and will keep their little heads warm. And you can make a matching hat for dad.
To complete this pattern, you will need to know how to knit a fair isle pattern. The download includes full written instructions along with a chart for the fair isle portion.
12. Birchwood Easy Knit Beanie Pattern by Woolly Bear Knit
Here is a knitted beanie pattern that creases a lightweight, airy, soft, yet warm hat. The beanie has a classic feel that makes it perfect for wearing along the beach or while running errands.
The pattern suggests you use worsted/Aran weight alpaca blend yarn. The pattern only includes instructions for an adult beanie.
13. Bubble Beanie Hat Pattern for Knitters by Kristen McDonnell
This hat has a subtle gradient colouring that makes it pleasing to the eye. You can get this free beanie knit pattern from Kristen McDonald as long as you do not mind ads.
If you hate dealing with ads, you can also purchase an ad-free version on Etsy.
14. Summerville Trail Beanie Knitted Pattern by Knit Brooks
This beanie knitting pattern creates a hat that is perfect for exploring the great outdoors. The hat is double brimmed and slouchy with an oversized pom pom.
This pattern can be completed by a beginner that knows basic knitting techniques. You will need to know knitting and purling. And how to knit and purl stitches together.
15. Double Take Beanie Knitting Pattern by Flynnknit
People will take a double-take when they see this fantastic beanie. The colour play is absolutely wonderful. The bright colours with the contrasting black creates an eye-popping design.
The pattern includes instructions for a beanie that will fit an average size woman’s size head. The beanie can be knitted with a cuffed brim or without a brim
16. Baby Hat Pattern by Posh Patterns
Here is a beginner-friendly baby beanie pattern that is easy to complete. The pattern creates a classic winter hat. The beanie is appropriate for both boys and girls.
If you are knitting it for a little girl, you can attach the optional knit flower.
The pattern can be knitted flat on straight needs or in the round on double point needles. Includes are sizes newborn to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months, 12 to 24 months, toddler, and 5T to adult.
17. Swirling Pearl Beanie Knitting Pattern by MargaretEllenDesign
Swirls give this hat a unique twist. You can make this interesting beanie with or without the pom pom.
The Swirling Pearl Beanie is for knitters of all skill levels. It is an easy knitting pattern that only uses knit and purl.
18. Patons Cable and Rib Knit Hat from Yarnspirations
Here is another free beanie knitting pattern for a classic-style beanie.
It is an intermediate-level pattern that in knitted using Patons Classic Wool Worsted yarn. The hat is knitted in rounds with knit and purl, plus cable 2 front and cable 2 back stitches to create a textured pattern of vertical lines.
19. Evergreen Knitted Beanie Pattern by AlpineKnitsCo
Make this evergreen beanie for an outdoor enthusiast. The tree design is fun, and the hat is warm. You can bet they will love wearing it while they are out exploring.
The beanie is knitted in the round with thick acrylic/wool blend yarn. It is a one size fits most adult pattern. We would suggest this pattern for an intermediate-level knitter.
20. The Mira Beanie knitting pattern by TheAislingStudio
Here is an intermediate-level pattern that creates a stunning slouchy hat.
The pattern has step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow. If you have any questions, the designer is happy to help.
Before you begin the pattern, you will want to ensure that you have a 4.5mm / US 7 16” circular needle, 6mm / US 10 16” circular needle, 8mm / US 11 16” circular needle and a 9mm / US 13 16” circular needle. Yes, you will need all 4.
21. Basic Knitted Beanie Pattern by Emily Bolduan
You can get this pattern as a free download. It is a good pattern for a beginner that wants to expand their skills. An advanced knitter can get creative with the pattern and play with stripes, colourwork and texture.
This beanie can be knitted flat or in the round. The pattern includes sizes preemie, 0-3 months, 6-9 months, 12-18 months, child, adult, and XL Adult.
22. Peninsula Beanie Slouchy Knit Pattern by FlowerGardenYarns
Here is a slouchy knit unisex beanie knitting pattern for an advanced beginner. It uses DK to light Worsted yarn.
It is a simple hat that is perfect for when you need a hat to quickly throw on while you are walking out the door.
Depending on the colour you use, it can go with almost any winter outfit.
23. Newborn Knitted Beanie Pattern by ElainesCollection
This easy baby hat has a textured stitch pattern and ribbed, fold-over brim. It is made with super soft silk bamboo yarn, which is often the perfect choice for newborns.
We would recommend this pattern for an advanced beginner to intermediate-level knitter. You will need to know knit, purl, and working in the round on double-pointed needles. There is only one size: newborn, 0-3 months.
24. The Cambria beanie Knitting Pattern by ThreadHead Knits Co
You do not need to know any fancy stitches to make this textured beanie hat. It can easily be completed by a beginner that has basic knitting skills.
The pattern is for an adult slouch beanie. You will need size 6 super bulky weight yarn.
25. Simple Aran Fishermans Rib Bobble Beanie knitting pattern by madmonkeyknits
You can get a nice snug fit thanks to the ribbing used to make this beanie. This classic beanie knitting pattern is quick and easy to make.
The hat is knitted flat on 4 mm and 5 mm needles. There are full written instructions for 4 sizes: XS (baby), S (child), M (teen/woman) and L (man). There are also photos that will make the process even easier.
26. Classic Double Brim Toque Pattern by lake Side Knits Co
You can choose any colours you want to make this classic double brim beanie. Use muted colours for a male, or use bright fun colours for a female. The colour combinations are endless.
The pattern requires approximately 197 yards of #4 weight #4 worsted yarn.
27. The Riverbend Beanie Knitting Pattern by Aspen Leaf Knits
This colourful, bright colourwork beanie can make a statement. The hardest part of this beanie knitting pattern is choosing your colours.
The pattern uses knit stitches with a few rows of knit 2 togethers for crown shaping. Included are written instructions for 6 sizes: infant, baby, toddler, child, adult small/woman/teen, and adult large (man).
28. Beanie Knitting Pattern by Mairin Ni Dhonncha
The unisex simple cable beanie knitting pattern by Mairin Ni Dhonncha of Aran Accessories is sure to be a hit with knitters. When worked with self-striping yarn, in particular, you get a beautiful finished project!
This beanie is worked in the round from the bottom up making it easy to manipulate the length as you go by adding a little before you begin your decreases.
While the initial pattern is for an adult, it wouldn’t be difficult to make smaller for smaller heads, like those of children!
The pattern makes a beanie measuring 19 inches (48 cm) around and 8 ½ inches (22 cm) long (brim to crown).
29. The Royal Beanie Knitting Pattern by LittleImaginKnits
Kids will love wearing this crown-inspired beanie. This will feel like royalty. e.
The royal beanie knitting pattern is knitted using knit and purl stitches. It is worked flat with a stitched seam. To finish the hat, sew on jewel embellishments. Instructions include 4 sizes from toddler to adult.
30. Elevation Beanie Knitted Pattern by Farm Girl Knit
This beanie features twisted ribbing which allows this hat to be worn slouchy or with a folded brim This unisex hat is extremely versatile and can be worn with all types of outfits.
The pattern knits up quickly on large needles with worsted weight yarn. One size fits most, thanks to the stretchy ribbing.
31. Hale Beanie Knitted Pattern by Ktdesignsoh
The Hale beanie knitting pattern can be completed by a beginner. There are step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow.
The pattern creates a textured beanie that will fit an average teen/adult head.
32. Racecar Hat Pattern by Fiddle Styx Studios
If you know a little boy that is interested in cars, they will adore this hat. You can almost bet it will become their favourite winter accessory. The hat is fun and features 5 cars racing around the brim.
We would recommend this pattern for an intermediate-level knitter. The hat is knitted in the round in on circular and double pointed needles. The cars are knitted separately and sewn on.
33. Breaking the Waves Free Beanie Knit Pattern by Gustavs
Here is a free beanie knitting pattern that has an interesting wave design. It uses a colourwork chart and any guage of yarn.
34. Bear Cub Knit Hat Pattern by NorthMountainKnitsco
This cute bear hat will look adorable on any child. It is an easy pattern that is beginner friendly.
The pattern comes in 5 sizes: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, children’s small (1-3 years) and children’s large (4-6 years). Included are both a knit version and a crochet version for the ears.
To make the hat you will need to know knitting in the round, knitting in rows, knit, purl, and k2tog.
More Crochet Bear Hat Patterns HERE
35. Knitting Pattern for Men’s Hat – Bartek by Woolibear
The Bartek beanie features several cable bands in varying widths. Since the pattern is not overly repetitive, it can make for an interesting knitting project.
We would recommend this pattern for an advanced knitter who has experience with cables and knitting into the back of stitches.
36. Perfect Slouch Hat Knitting Pattern by SealedbyaKris
If you are looking for the perfect slouchy hat pattern, this one may be it. This pattern knits up quickly and can be worn by anyone. It is not super bulky, so it can even be worn all year round.
The pattern is sized for babies, toddlers, children and adults. It is knit in the round with worsted weight yarn.
It uses US 6 and US 8 circular needles, 16 inches long. You only need to be able to knit and purl.
37. Newborn Photo Prop Pattern by Natalya1905
Here is a tiny beanie that would be adorable for a photo shoot. You only need to know the knitting basics to make this hat. It knits up quickly and can be completed in about an hour.
This is a beginner-friendly knitting pattern. And it is not only for a baby, but there are also instructions for sizes toddler and child.
38. Woven Together Easy Knit Beanie Pattern from Hanks and Needles
Make this small, fitted beanie with this free knitting pattern. This hat is overflowing with texture.
You can knit this beginner-friendly pattern using either DPNs or circular needles. You can keep this hat simple or have fun and add a pom pom.
39. Double-Brim Beanie Knitted Pattern by DarlingJadore
Here is a classic men’s beanie pattern. There is not anything fancy or showy about it. It is the perfect hat for the man that always wears a beanie in the winter.
The completed beanie will fit an average adult man. It is an advanced-level pattern that requires you to know simple stitches and stitching in the round. head sizes at approximate 22-25″ (55.88 cm – 63.5 cm) circumference. This beanie is unisex.
40. The Necole Knitted Beanie Pattern by LettersandKnits
This is a great beanie knitting pattern for fall and winter. Use the typical autumn colours or a cool colour palette.
The PDF download includes the pattern for the tribal print fair isle beanie and a list of the supplies you will need.
41. Fair Isle Beanie Knitting Pattern by NorthernKnitsandPurl
Everyone needs a warm beanie. And this one has an interesting pattern inspired by the Aztecs. This beanie can be worn every day. Make several in different colours so you have one to match all your outfits.
To complete this pattern, you will need knowledge of knit, purl, and colourwork. Depending on your skill level, you can complete it within 1-2 hours.
42. Men Easy Knit Beanie Pattern by DarlingJadore
The ribbed stitches with fold-over brim make this beanie a classic design. This hat would make a great gift for an avid outdoorsman.
A beginner/advanced beginner can make this hat. The download comes with a stitch glossary containing written instructions and links to numerous photo and video tutorials.
The finished hat is designed to fit an average adult man’s head.
43. His + Hers Knit Hats by Purls Soho
Knit one hat for yourself and one for your partner. These hats are super easy to make. The pattern uses super bulky yarn, so they knit up quickly.
The pattern comes in 2 sizes: men’s 22” and women’s 21”.
44. Valentine’s Heart Hat Pattern by SusanKnitsDesign
How cute are these heart-patterned beanies? Any little girl or grown woman would love having one of these. The hat is sun to wear and adds a bit of whimsy to any outfit.
This pattern requires you to be able to knit colourwork in the round and read a colourwork chat. There are 2 sizes available: small and medium.
45. Patons Basic Beanies from Yarnspirations
Here is the last free beanie knitting pattern on our list. This hipster pattern is a favourite among teens. It has a slouchy fit and soft feel.
It is a beginner-friendly pattern.
BEANIES ARE A GO-TO FASHION ACCESSORY BECAUSE THEY ARE EASY TO WEAR AND LOOK GOOD ON ANYONE. WE ARE CERTAIN THAT YOU HAVE SOMEONE IN MIND YOU CAN MAKE A BEANIE KNITTING PATTERN FOR.
A beanie can keep you warm or they can help you hide a bad hair day. They are the perfect winter accessory for men, women and children. They are stylish and fun to wear.
If you are looking for the perfect beanie pattern you have come to the right place. We have included patterns for everyone on your list. Or you might also want to check more Beanie Patterns here.
These beanie knitting patterns makes a beautiful addition to your collection. It’s time to grab some needles and yarn and cast on some fun!
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