I wanted to make a bunch of beanies as Christmas gifts but I couldn’t find a beanie pattern for men that I liked so I came up with this one. It’s pretty basic and quick so it makes a nice last minute gift.
– ~200 yards worsted weight wool
– 1 stitch marker
– US size 9 circular needles (I used longer ones and used the magic loop method)
– US size 9 DPNs
– darning needle
Hold yarn double and cast on 64 stitches.
Place marker to mark beginning of the row and knit in the round, k2 p2 all the way around.
Continue k2 p2 rib until the entire thing is 7″ long for a fitted beanie or 9″ long for a slouchy one.
Decreases (repeat what’s between the [ ] until the end of the row):
You should only be decreasing every other row.
Row 1: [k2 p2tog] (48 stitches remaining)
Row 2: [k2 p]
Row 3: [k2tog p] (32 stitches remaining)
Row 4: [k p]
Row 5: [k2tog] (16 stitches remaining)
Row 6: Knit all stitches.
Row 7: [k2tog] (8 stitches remaining)
Snip yarn. Pull the tail end through the remaining stitches. Weave in ends and wear!