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I have been knitting for 59 years and since the grandchildren arrived have been knitting daily. I decided I wanted to create easy predominantly seamless knitting projects because I love knitting in ...

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from Route 45
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Beaniemania

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • yarn over (yo)
  • knit two together (k2tog)

Pattern Description:

Spring is coming (for those of us in the northern hemisphere anyway) and it's time to think of springtime hats for when there is still a chill in the air. This beanie is the perfect accessory for a cardigan or poncho or to accessorize a special occasion outfit.

Instructions for this stretchy little beanie are for the
smallest size with additional sizes in parentheses ( ). Knit in
cotton for a Spring/Summer beanie or acrylic/wool blend
for Fall/Winter. Embellish the beanie with a flower or bow
barrette that may easily be removed to launder the beanie. I
try to use yarns that are machine washable and dryable. The
model is wearing a size 10 - 18 mos. beanie (and is 14

Update: Although I have not altered the pattern instructions, my little model is now 22 months, and I made her the same beanie by casting on 52 stitches and following the pattern for the largest size. I also decided to crochet two rounds of single crochet around the brim in a contrasting color (optional).


Gauge in Pattern using Size 4 needle:
Approx. 12 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 0-3 mo - circumference 13.5 inches; height 4.5 inches
  • 4-6 mo - circumference 14.75 inches; height 5.25 inches
  • 7-9 mo - circumference 14.75 inches; height 6.25 inches
  • 10-18 mo - circumference 16 inches; height 6.25 inches


  • Worsted Weight - 1 skein
  • Size 4 double pointed needles
  • Size 4 12-16 inch circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • bow, flower, ribbon, etc. - optional