Monday, November 25, 2019

Free Knit Pattern-- Autumn Beanie

This child size pixie style beanie is super fast to knit up and a great addition to your child’s fall and winter attire.

You may be surprised to find out that knitting was actually the first craft I learned between crochet and knit. While I've only known how to crochet for 2+ years, I've known how to knit for about 15 years.

The Autumn Beanie is my first ever knit hat design and the second hat I ever knitted in my life. Crazy, right? The reason behind this is because I look horrible in hats. It is very rare that I find a hat that compliments my face shape. Let's just say it's not one of my favorite accessories. However, my kids look super cute in them and with the cold winter ahead of us, I decided to design a hat that my kids would love.

My sassy daughter, Sophia. LOL.

This pixie hat would also look super cute in either red or green for a Christmas elf hat, don't you think?

The hat is a very basic and simple hat design; perfect for beginning knitters!


For an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern, please visit Etsy or Ravelry.

To pin this for later, visit Pinterest.


-9.0mm double pointed knitting needles (or circular needles)
-Lion Brand Hometown Tweed in Canyon
-tapestry needle
-stitch marker


5.75 sts and 7.5 rows equals 2”.

Stitches Used in This Pattern

Stockinette Stitch


The circumference of this hat is 16” un-stretched.


k- knit
k2tog- knit 2 together
KFB- knit front and back


This hat is worked in continuous rounds.
You can begin with circular needles and move onto DPN when it gets harder to work with the circular needles.

Autumn Beanie

Cast on 44

Rows 1-7: *K2, P2; repeat to the end (44)

Row 8: *K10, KFB; repeat from * to the end (48)

Rows 9-17: Knit

Row 18: *K10, K2tog; repeat from * to the end (44)

Row 19: Knit

Row 20: *K9, K2tog; repeat from * to the end (40)

Row 21: Knit

Row 22: *K8, K2tog; repeat from * to the end (36)

Row 23: Knit

Row 24: *K7, K2tog; repeat from * to the end (32)

Row 25: Knit

Row 26: *K6, K2tog; repeat from * to the end (28)

Row 27: *K5, K2tog; repeat from * to the end (24)

Row 28: *K4, K2tog; repeat from * to the end (20)

Row 29: Knit

Row 30: *K2tog; repeat from * to the end (10)

Row 31: repeat row 30 (5)

Rows 32-34: Knit

With your tapestry needle string the rest of the stitches and tighten. Bring the leftover yarn in through the top of the hat, fasten, and weave in the end.

My son, Caleb, makes a great model. Doesn't he?

I hope that you enjoy my first knit beanie design. I have more ready to debut so keep a look out!

Happy knitting!



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