Knit Hat_Beanie Plus PDF
Pattern for use by kind permission of Christine Johnson
A blanket can keep almost all of a child warm, but they still need something to protect their heads from the cold! Please make sure that the hats are large enough to fit a child’s head. Proportionally, a four year old’s head is almost the size of an adult, so please keep that in mind when you are knitting. If the hat fits you, it will fit a child.
Materials and Tools
- Worsted weight yarn (American)/Aran (UK)/10 ply (Aus)
- 5.00mm/US 8 needles
K2tog: Knit two stitches together
BRIM AND SIDES
Cast on 80 sts.
Row 1: Knit to end of row.
Next row: Knit every row until work measures 8” (20cm).
Next row: K2tog to end of row. (40 sts).
Next row: K2tog to end of row. (20 sts).
Cut yarn, leaving a tail of approx 18” (50cms).
With a large eyed yarn needle, thread this tail through the remaining 20 sts, gather up tightly and secure. Use this thread to join a back seam on the wrong side of the work. Fasten off neatly and darn in ends.
Add a pompom or tassel if you wish.
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