GG Beanie


Just a tube topped with a circle – there’s nothing mysterious about beanie shaping, but knitting it sideways feels particularly clever. Short rows replace decreases for the crown shaping, resulting in the familiar satisfying swirl.

Available as a single pattern or as part of the Get Garter collection. Get Garter is an entry-level guide to sideways Hat knitting. Six different constructions are explained, supplemented with thorough explanations of the underlying structure and maths, empowering you to venture beyond the pattern and create your own unique Hats.


Hat Description

The Beanie in the Get Garter collection is worked sideways in garter stitch, and its shaping is created by short rows. It has a smooth fitted crown. It can be knitted with extra length to allow a fold up brim.


Pattern Details


253 [295, 337, 380] yd/231 [270, 308, 348] m
4ply/Sock weight, single or plied yarn; solid, semi-solid or variegated yarns.

Needles & Notions

Pair 2.25mm/UK13/US1 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
2.5mm crochet hook
Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
Tapestry needle

Sample Details

Shown in Wollmeise Pure in shade ‘Tambopata’ [574yd/525m per 150g; 100% Superwash Merino]
Shown in size 23in/58.5cm on model with 24in/61cm circumference head


32 sts x 64 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.25mm needles over Garter St.


To fit size: 17 [19, 21, 23] in/ 43.25 [48.25, 53.25, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 13.5 [15, 16.5, 18] in/ 34.25 [38, 42, 45.75] cm

Pattern Notes

Fit is determined by row gauge – if your gauge differs, adjust your gauge. A construction guide is included to help you make this Hat in any weight yarn for any size.

About our Hat patterns

Each Woolly Wormhead pattern is a short workshop in PDF format. Each pattern is carefully developed and every effort is made to ensure that the instructions are as clear as possible. In addition, the patterns are all multi-sized, professionally edited, and professionally photographed. These patterns will not only teach you how to create your own beautiful knitted Hat, but will also teach you new skills and improve your knitting knowledge!

With each purchase you will receive an email with a download link to the primary PDF. This PDF includes the instructions to make the Hat, and also includes links to in-depth photographic tutorials and where available, supporting videos. These educational resources are provided to guide you through each technique so that you can learn new skills as you make your Hat, all at your own pace. There is also live support available via our forum, where we can answer any questions and provide help where needed.

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All Woolly Wormhead tutorials, workshops and knitting patterns are colour-blind, neurodivergent, low-bandwidth and printer friendly. The standard PDF format is compact, with succinct and clear instructions that don't use colour beyond the photos on the front and back pages. In addition, some patterns are also available in an LVA format, that is large print and suitable for screen-readers. To see examples of how the patterns are laid out and presented, and please visit the pattern sample page.


Product Details

  • GG Beanie knitting pattern
  • Designer: Woolly Wormhead
  • Technical Editing: Heather Murray, Sharon Carter, Deb Bramham
  • Translation: Šárka Dvořáčková (CZ); Alessia Càmpera (IT)
  • ISBN: 978-9916-691-63-2
  • Copyright Date: 2020
  • Last Revision: February 2024
  • File Name: WW386KBeanie
  • PDF File Size: 1.38MB; 150dpi

Additional information


Colour Blind Friendly


Sideways, Worked Flat




Woolly Wormhead

Instructions Type

Written Only




English, čeština, Italiano

Product Type

Single Pattern


Newborn (13 to 14in), 6 Months (15 to 16in), 12 Months (17 to 18in), Child/Teen (19 to 20in), Adult (21 to 22in), L Adult (23 to 24in), XL Adult (25 to 26in), Graded by Gauge, Any Size

Stitch Technique

Grafting, Short Rows

Yarn Type

Dip-Dyed, Gradient, Hand-Spun, Kettle Dyed, Self-Striping, Semi-Solid, Single Ply, Solid, Space-Dyed, Variegated

Yarn Weight

4ply/Sock, Any Weight


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