John Hat (checkerboard beanie)

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John Hat (checkerboard beanie) Pattern


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Knitting: John Hat (checkerboard beanie)
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • read a pattern
  • use circulars or DPNs

Pattern Description:

The John Hat is a checkerboard beanie (sometimes also called basketweave) and is fairly easy to knit up. The knitting pattern includes instructions for Child (ages 4-10) and Adult sizes. The pattern also includes color photographs & ideas for embellishing your beanie. You will need size 8 circulars and some WW yarn to complete this hat.

(c) 2012 Danyel Pink. All pattern sales are final (No refunds/returns). You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Contact me with any questions.


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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • child
  • adult


  • size 8 circular needles
  • size 8 DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • yarn needle
  • scissors

Suggested yarn:

125 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

I Love This Yarn



About Designer

About Designer

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Danyel Pink Designs was formerly known as CrazySocks Designs... same great stuff, new name. Actually, old name... but it's MY name now. :)

My name is Danyel. I am a former middle school math teacher, and now a stay-at-home mom to three beautiful children. I am a proud military wife. I am a yarn addict. I'm originally from the suburbs of Chicago, and now I create patterns & crochet hats here ...

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