Our favourite quick & easy beanie.
Basic Beanie Pattern by Lisa Grey (NNK Yarns)
8.00 mm circular needles (30-40 cm length or a long cable for magic loop) or double pointed needles (dpn)
One stitch marker
Darning needle to weave in ends and attach pom pom
Using 8.00 mm need – circular or double pointed cast on 48 stitches and join in the round, taking care not to twist the stitches. Place marker to note the start of the round.
Rows 1-8 K1, P1 around for the brim.
Knit for 26 rows – or until desired length
If you like extra slouch in your beanie you can add another 4 rows
R1 (k2tog, k1) across the row
R2 k2tog across the row
R3 k2tog across the row
Cut yarn leaving a 30 cm tail. Using a darning needle, weave the tail through the remaining stitches. Pull yarn tight to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends and you're done!
Note, if using a short circular needle you may need to change to double pointed needles during the decrease rows.