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Dive into Knitting: Easy Beanie Patterns for Beginners!

Hey there, it’s Rachel! Bursting with excitement to share some of my favorite, super straightforward knitting patterns with you. If you’re familiar with the garter and stocking stitch, you’ll have these beanies ready in a jiffy – think less than an afternoon!

Beanie Joy: Pattern 1 (For Adults & Teens)

This isn’t your average ribbed beanie! It’s made with the garter stitch, and guess what? You can jazz it up with a pom pom on top if you’re feeling fancy.

  • Size: Perfect for an average-sized head, measuring 23cm with a stylish turned back brim.
  • Supplies Needed:
    • 5 x 25g balls of double knitting wool (choose your fave colors!)
    • 4mm knitting needles
    • A yarn needle for those finishing touches
  • Abbreviations: Discover all the knitting shortcuts right here.
  • Tension: 17sts and 36 rows make a 10cm square when knitted in garter stitch.
  • Knitting Magic: Start with 4mm needles and cast on 78 sts… [Complete pattern instructions as provided]
  • Bonus: Spice things up with multi-colored pom poms! Attach them with press fasteners for an easy switch based on your outfit vibes for the day.

Bundle of Joy Beanie: Pattern 2 (For Babies)

Keep that precious baby toasty with this adorable beanie! It’s a splendid way to make use of any yarn leftovers.

  • Size: Suitable for babies aged 0-24 months with size variations provided.
  • Supplies Needed:
    • 1 x 50g ball each of Elle Premier Natural Cotton DK (Colors A & B)
    • 4mm knitting needles
  • Tension: 22 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm when using 4mm needles over a stocking stitch.
  • Creating Magic: With 4mm needles and Color A, cast on the required sts… [Complete pattern instructions as provided]
  • Finishing Touch: Seam it all up with the mattress stitch, making sure those stripes align! Need help? There’s a video that can guide you. Remember to stitch carefully to keep those stripes continuous and finish off on the wrong side.

Quick Facts Table

Pattern Size Yarn Needles Key Stitch
Pattern 1 Adult & Teen (23cm length) 5 x 25g double knitting wool 4mm Garter Stitch
Pattern 2 0-24 months (varied) 2 x 50g Elle Premier Natural Cotton DK 4mm Stocking Stitch

How To Knit A Beanie – Simple Pattern For Beginners

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