Dylan’s Beanie

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Hat Description

Dylan’s Beanie is worked from the top down. The crown increases curve gently and the entire beanie is worked in k1, p1 ribbing. The Hat is extra long so that the bottom can be flipped upwards as a brim.


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Heavy DK or Worsted weight, multi-plied yarn


Needles & Notions

Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle


Sample Details

Shown in Little Houndales Knits Yorkshire Wolds Suffolk X [220yd/201m per 100g; 100% Wool]

Shown in size 23in/58.5cm on model with 23in/58.5cm circumference head



20 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.



To fit sizes: 15 [18, 20, 23] in/38 [46, 51, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 12 [14.5, 17, 19.5] in/ 30.5 [37, 43, 49.5] cm

Not sure which size to make? Check my handy size and measuring guide!


Skills Required

Circular Cast-on
Knitting in the round
Increases and Decreases
Stretchy Bind-off
Draw-through Bind-off
Blocking a Hand Knit Hat



K: knit
P: purl
rpt: repeat
R/rnd(s): rounds
st(s): stitch(es)
M1: pick up the horizontal loop before the next stitch, place it onto the left needle & knit into the front of it
M1P: lift the horizontal loop between next 2 sts, place it onto the left needle & purl into the back of it
kb&pf: knit into the back of the next stitch, then purl into the front of it. If you find this increase a little tight, you could try knitting into the front then purling into the back.

How To

Using circular cast-on method, cast on 6 sts

Join in the round, being careful not to twist sts. Place stitch marker to indicate start of round.



Rnd 1: *kb&pf; rpt from * to end [12 sts]

Rnd 2: *K1, M1, P1; rpt from * to end [18 sts]

Rnd 3: *K1, M1P, K1, P1; rpt from * to end [24 sts]

Rnd 4: *K1, M1, P1, K1, P1; rpt from * to end [30 sts]

Rnd 5: *K1, M1P, [K1, P1] twice; rpt from * to end [36 sts]

Rnd 6: *K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] twice; rpt from * to end [42 sts]

Rnd 7: *K1, M1P, [K1, P1] 3 times; rpt from * to end [48 sts]

Rnd 8: *K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] 3 times; rpt from * to end [54 sts]

Rnd 9: *K1, M1P, [K1, P1] 4 times; rpt from * to end [60 sts]

15in size jump to body section

Rnd 10: *K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] 4 times; rpt from * to end [66 sts]

Rnd 11: *K1, M1P, [K1, P1] 5 times; rpt from * to end [72 sts]

18in size jump to body section

Rnd 12: *K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] 5 times; rpt from * to end [78 sts]

Rnd 13: *K1, M1P, [K1, P1] 6 times; rpt from * to end [84 sts]

20in size jump to body section

Rnd 14: *K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] 6 times; rpt from * to end [90 sts]

Rnd 15: *K1, M1P, [K1, P1] 7 times; rpt from * to end [96 sts]



Next Rnd: *K1, P1; rpt from * to end

Repeat this round, forming 1 x 1 ribbing, until Hat measures approximately 6 [7, 8, 9] in/15.24 [17.75, 20.25, 23] cm from crown with the ribbing unstretched; 8 [9, 10, 11] in/15.25 [17.75, 25.5, 28]cm for a folded Brim. Cast-off very loosely. An elastic bind-off is recommended.



Weave in all ends and block as required.


Alteration notes

For a longer or shorter Hat, adjust the amount of knitting done after the crown shaping – add an extra 3 in/7.5cm or so for a fold up brim.

To alter the circumference, should you wish for a larger or smaller head size or to adjust for a difference in gauge, the pattern is worked on multiples of 12 sts and you should end the increasing after a M1P increase round to ensure an even K1, P1 rib for the body.

Ending the crown increasing after a M1 increase round is not advised, as this will leave you with a K2 at the 6 increase points on the Hat, and will not make for an even K1, P1 rib.

If you are working with a different gauge yarn, that’s no problem, and it’s easy with a top-down knit to adjust the crown increases to suit your yarn. You’ll need an idea of how many stitches per inch your yarn gives in stocking stitch and an approximate size of the recipients head (remembering to allow for roughly 2 to 3 inches/ 5 to 7.5cm of negative ease)

If you multiply the head measurement less the negative ease by the number of sts per inch, you’ll get the no. of sts you’re aiming for after increases, so just stop increasing at the closest point given in the pattern! It’s fairly simple to do, and if in doubt, try the Hat on.

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If you’ve a question about this pattern, please pop it in the comments below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! I’m afraid I’m unable to offer help via email or private message, but you’re welcome to post in our forum.


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  1. Bhakdi

    How can i get the pdf file ?

    • Woolly Wormhead

      Hi there, if you right click on the blog post it’ll bring up printing options – there you can tell it to print to PDF and scale the page increase the print size or save on paper.

      I hope this helps!


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