Thursday, January 30, 2014

Free Knitting Pattern: 20 Round Baby Beanie

If you're looking for a quick and inexpensive baby gift, my 20 Round Baby Beanie pattern is just the thing for you!

Knit in a soft, super-bulky acrylic yarn, this simple hat pattern is perfect for buttons, pom-poms, or other embellishments to customize the hat for the new baby in your life.


Size 15 Circular Needles 

1 Skein Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn or other super bulky* yarn in the color of your choice

Stitch Marker

Large-eyed Tapestry Needle

*UPDATE: It is important that the yarn is a super-bulky yarn. This will probably not work with smaller yarns.

5 sts = 2 inches in stockinette

Finished measurements:
6 1/2" tall by ~6 1/2" wide
Unstretched circumference of hat: 13 1/2"


Cast on 32 stitches using the Long-tail Cast on.

Join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. Place marker.

UPDATE: I find it easiest to use the Magic Loop method to make this hat.

Rounds 1-3: (K1P1) around

Rounds 4-15: Knit all

Round 16: (K2, K2tog) around
Round 17: Knit all
Round 18: (K1, K2tog) around
Round 19: Knit all
Round 20: (K2tog) around

Cut yarn leaving a tail and draw through remaining stitches. Weave in ends.

Leave beanie as-is or embellish with buttons, flowers, pom-poms, or bows.

This pattern is free for personal and charity use. You may sell items made from this pattern as long as you give me credit as the designer. If you wish to share my pattern, please link to this post. Do not copy this pattern in part or in whole.

This pattern has not been test knit by anyone other than myself. If you have trouble with the pattern or find any errors, please let me know. I will correct them as soon as possible.


  1. This absolutely does not work. I tried with a shorter cord and there still weren't enough stitches to be able to knit easily. It was so unbelievably tight.

  2. Thanks for the comment. I'm sorry it didn't work for you.

    What kind of cast-on did you use? I used a long-tail cast-on, and that can be kind of tight if you aren't careful.

    Could you be more specific about what doesn't work? I would like to know a bit more so I can help.

    If it is too tight, you might try using a longer cord and knit it using the Magic Loop method.

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    1. Thanks for the comment! I'm glad you enjoyed the pattern!