Nice & Knit Beanie: Free Hat Pattern

Posted on is sooo cold! I have been knitting hats all week, and settled on a pattern I am happy with.img_7417img_7421img_7420This pattern is for a worsted weight yarn, knit on size 8 16" circular needles.  I used a skein of Madelinetosh Vintage yarn in Chestnut Colorway.  I cast the hat on after dinner last night - it is speedy.  The beanie fits both Kev and I perfect, so a great unisex hat.  Cozy up this weekend and knit this free pattern.  Stay Warm.patterndownload_pattern

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  • Cheryl: September 26, 2016

    Looks like something I will be knitting!

  • Jill: September 26, 2016

    We missed you this morning!! But we all had fun with this pattern. Thanks!!!

  • Debe DeAngelo: September 26, 2016

    Nice hat – great go-to pattern! thank you for sharing – just in time for the snow in NC tomorrow!

  • Dita: September 26, 2016

    Thank you for the pattern. I’ve been looking for a nice hat pattern that might be perfect for my husband (he’s been asking me to make him one since last month). Will give this one a try…so excited!!!

  • wishfulthinking: September 26, 2016

    Thanks for the pattern…I’m going to give it a try. Had a garage sale last summer and got rid of all my yarn. Now, an excuse to buy more!!! Just what I need!!!

  • stephanie @ providence handmade: September 26, 2016

    What a great hat – I love the decreases! My boys will love this since it’s not too “girly.” ;) Thanks so much!

  • Mari: September 26, 2016

    hi i want to make this for my toddler 2yr old, but i’m unsure on the adjusting the size. Can you assist. Thank you.

  • krstanley: September 26, 2016

    Hi Lindsay, SSK = slip, slip knit. Here’s a great youtube video to show you how this is done!

  • Lindsay: September 26, 2016

    Great pattern! Question-ssk? Could you explain this first part? Thanks so much

  • chris: September 26, 2016

    hi just wondering what hat size range you’d say this is, and also how many initial stitches one should add to increase by 1 size? thank you!!

  • krstanley: September 26, 2016

    Hi Erin!
    It should be a little bit of a math problem to increase the size. If you want to increase it by 1" then take a tape measure and see what your gauge is (i.e. how many stitches per inch) and then cast on that number of additional stitches. So if you have 4 stitches to the inch and you want to increase the hat size by 1" then you can cast on an additional 4 stitches. For this pattern I would recommend trying to keep the additional number of stitches to an even number. Hope this helps!

  • Erin: September 26, 2016

    Hi. LOVE this pattern. It is the first hat I have ever made and it was a snap! I’m a new knitter and was hoping you could tell me how to increase the size of this hat. I’m not sure how and this is not quite big enough for the person I’m making it for.

  • Shauna Eckersell: September 26, 2016

    Thanks for the pattern! Your site is really cute!

  • carole: September 26, 2016

    I’m a beginner. Do I change to 2 double pointed needles or 4? The instructions call for a set of double pointed needles. Thanks.

  • krstanley: September 26, 2016

    Hi Donna,
    I have emailed you a copy. I hope that works better for you!


  • donna: September 26, 2016

    tried to copy the pattern for the nice & Knit Beanie but it would not copy the hole pattern and was really big what did copy ! I would really like to make this

  • christi grange: September 26, 2016

    Hi I am a very knew knitter can you please explain the 2nd row on the crown shaping. For the life of me I can’t figure that out. Thanks so much Christi

  • krstanley: September 26, 2016

    Hi Carole,

    Typically a “set” of double-pointed needles are 5. You can use either 4 or 5, whatever you are most comfortable with.

  • Carina Zohner Montano: September 26, 2016

    I’m making this tonight! Hopefully it will look as clean and professional as yours! Also I’d love to know about your Zahner line. Zohner is my maiden name, changed from Zahner a couple generations ago :)

  • Karen: September 26, 2016

    First let me thank you for the hat pattern. I was really excited to find it. I am to the point where you decrease for the crown and I am having a terrible time doing it. I have to put it away for now and hopefully tomorrow I will be able to do it.

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