The inspiration for this hat was my husband’s home town of Regina and their beloved Roughriders! The team colours are green, white and black… but I prefer the look of grey so its not exactly a match… still it does make me think of my hubby’s Sasky roots! When you make your own version, you could use the same colour scheme or change it up to whatever you like (or have on hand) for that special little guy in your life!
Free Toddler Beanie Knitting Pattern
What you will need
Here is what you will need to make this beanie:
- 16″ US8/5 mm circular knitting needles
- US8/5 mm double pointed knitting needles
- Stitch Marker
- Worsted weight yarn in two colours. I used Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Rainforest Heather (Main colour) and Marble Heather (Secondary Colour).
- Yarn Needle
19 Stitches, 27 Rows = 4 Inches
Toddler Boy (2-5 years old).
K2Tog: Knit two together
MC: Main Colour
SC: Secondary Colour
Using main colour, cast on 80 Stitches. Place the stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round and join being careful not to twist your work.
Rounds 1-6: K1, P1 (repeat until end of round) to make 1 X 1 rib stitch.
Repeat the following 4 times to make the body of the hat:
- Working in MC, knit 6 rows.
- Switch to SC and knit 2 rows.
Switch back to MC and start decreasing to shape the top (switch to double pointed needles when you need to):
Round 1: *K6, K2tog, repeat from * to end of row (70 stitches remaining).
Round 2: *K5, K2tog, repeat from * to end of row (60 stitches remaining).
Round 3: *K4, K2tog, repeat from * to end of row (50 stitches remaining).
Round 4: *K3, K2tog, repeat from * to end of row (40 stitches remaining).
Round 5: *K2, K2tog, repeat from * to end of row (30 stitches remaining).
Round 6: *K1, K2tog, repeat from * to end of row (20 stitches remaining).
Round 7: *K2tog, repeat from * to end of row (10 stitches remaining).
Cut yarn (leave a long tail) and pull through yarn needle. Thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight. Secure and weave in ends.
There you have it! Simple, yet classic. If you enjoyed this pattern please post the link on your favourite social media site to share with your friends! This is a really fun small project and with fall just around the corner, its not too early to get started!