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!
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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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This is a one skein knitting project, even for the largest size! Quick projects like this are my favorite to make for gifts.
- Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick and Quick* #6 super bulky weight yarn (80% Acrylic; 20% Wool, 87 yd (80 m) per 140 g skein) in shade Fossil — 1 [1, 1, 1, 1] skein.
- 9 mm (US Size 13) 36” circular knitting needles* (or size needed to meet gauge).
- yarn needle, measuring tape, scissors
- Optional stitch markers.
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)
- This pattern is worked bottom up, in the round. You will need to do magic loop method.
- Stitch multiple is 4.
9 sts x 14 rnds (after blocking) to 4” (10 cm) measured in pattern
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
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.
Watch the full video tutorial on my YouTube Channel.
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Don’t forget to pin this for later!
- 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)
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)
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.
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