Textured Basketweave Hat Knitting Pattern Abruzzo Beanie

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The Abruzzo Beanie is made with simple knit stitches and purl stitches. This bottom up hat is a quick knit in super bulky yarn!

The textured hat design is achieved with alternating sections of 2 x 2 ribbing. It’s a simple pattern that’s relaxing to knit!

The free knitting pattern includes sizes for baby, toddler, child, teen, medium and large adult. Add a pom pom or leave it off, this beanie is fun to customize for the perfect gift this season!

Cream and grey speckled knit hat laid flat with white mug, knitting needles and ball of wool.

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I think this knitted hat pattern looks great as is, but a faux fur pom pom would kick it up a notch too!

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Woman smiling in white sweater and knit beanie with hands clasped in front of her.

This is a one skein knitting project, even for the largest size! Quick projects like this are my favorite to make for gifts.


Yarn By Size

Baby 0 – 12 mos ~ 40 yd (37 m)

Toddler 1 – 3 yrs ~ 45 yd (42 m)

Child 4+ yrs ~ 50 yd (46 m)

Teen/ Sm Adult ~ 60 yd (55 m)

Med/Lg Adult ~ 65 yd (60 m)

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  1. This pattern is worked bottom up, in the round. You will need to do magic loop method.
  2. Stitch multiple is 4.


9 sts x 14 rnds (after blocking) to 4” (10 cm) measured in pattern

Skill Level



This hat has a suggested 2” / 5 cm of negative ease. This means the finished hat is 2” / 5 cm smaller than the actual head circumference, and will stretch to fit. 

This free hat pattern is intended to fit like a beanie, for a slouchy hat you can add another set of repeats to the body of the hat to increase the height at least 2″ before moving on to the decrease section.


The pattern includes different sizes for head circumferences: 

To fit age ~ head circumferences: 

Baby 0 – 12 mos ~ 13” – 15” (33 cm – 38 cm)

Toddler 1 – 3 yrs ~ 15” – 17” (38 cm – 43 cm)

Child 4+ yrs ~ 17” – 19” (43 cm – 48.5 cm)

Teen/Sm Adult ~ 19” – 21”(48.5 cm – 53.5 cm)

Med/Lg Adult ~ 20” – 22” (51 – 56 cm)

Stitches / Abbreviations

US Terms

CO – cast on; I use the alternating cable cast on but you can cast on a different way if you prefer.

k – knit

k2tog – knit two together

p – purl

p2tog – purl two together


Alternating Cable Cast On this one blends right into our 2 x 2 pattern!

Join to Knit in the Round I love a simple technique and this is the easiest to me, but you can join in your preferred method as well.


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Pattern Instructions

Cream and grey speckled knit hat laid flat with white mug, knitting needles and ball of wool.

How to Knit Textured Basketweave Hat

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $7

The Abruzzo Beanie is a cozy knit perfect early winter mornings. This simple stitch pattern is easy to memorize and results in a beautiful basketweave texture. Free knitting pattern includes 5 sizes!


  • 40 yd / 37 m - 60 yd /55 m of #6 super bulky weight yarn; pictured in Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick (80% Acrylic; 20% Wool, 87 yd/80m, 5 oz/140 g); color: Fossil 1 ball.
  • tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors


  • 9mm (US Size 13) circular needles, or needle sizes needed to meet gauge.


    Baby [Toddler, Child, Teen/Sm Adult, Med/Lg Adult]
    CO 28 [32, 36, 40, 44] sts using the alternating cable cast on, join to work in the round.

    Rnds 1 - 4. *K2, p2; rep * around.
    Rnds 5 - 8. * P2, k2; rep * around.
    Rnds 9 - 12. *K2, p2; rep * around.
    Rnds 13 - 16. *P2, k2; rep * around. = 5” tall
    Stop here for Baby size. Go to Decrease.

    Rnds 17 - 20. *K2, p2; rep * around. = 6.5” tall
    Stop here for Toddler + Child sizes. Go to Decrease.

    Rnds 21 - 24. *P2, k2; rep * around. = 8” tall
    Stop here for Teen + Adult sizes. Go to Decrease.

    Round count starts over.

    Baby, Teen, Adult
    Rnd 1. *K2tog, p2; rep * around. (21, 30, 33 sts)
    Rnd 2. *K1, p2tog; rep * around. (14, 20, 22 sts)
    Rnd 3. *K2tog; rep * around. (7, 10, 11 sts)

    Toddler, Child
    Rnd 1. *P2tog, k2 rep * around. (24, 27 sts)
    Rnd 2. *P1, k2tog rep * around. (16, 18 sts)
    Rnd 3. *P2tog; rep * around. (8, 9 sts)

    Last Round:
    Baby, Med/Lg Adult
    K1, *k2tog rep * around. (4, 6 sts)

    P1, *p2tog rep * around. (5 sts)

    Toddler, Teen/Sm Adult
    *K2tog; rep * around. (4, 5 sts)

    Cut a long tail. 8-12" is plenty of length.
    Weave long tail through all live stitches, remove needles and pull closed.
    Sew hole closed
    Weave in ends.

    Textured knit beanie on woman turned to show top of hat.

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