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Preserve Beanie – Free Knitting Pattern

It’s officially beanie season! Well, maybe not officially – here in Kansas the weather is still pushing 80 or higher most days, but the mornings are deliciously crisp and cool, and so are the evenings. That means fall has got to be here soon! This time of year I usually get an urge to make all the beanies. Knit beanie patterns tend to be my favorite, and I’m so happy to share a new one with you! The Preserve Beanie is loaded with texture, from windowpane like eyelets to fun bobbles, this is a knit beanie pattern that will hold your interest!

The Yarn

For this design, I used Lion Brand Woolease. This is one of my all time favorite acrylic/wool blend yarns because it’s very affordable, comes in a wonderfully sophisticated color palette, and is machine washable. I used the color Fisherman – it’s a wonderful neutral that goes with anything and I can easily wear it all fall and winter!

Skill Level

I would rate this pattern as intermediate. However, don’t let that hold you back! I included testers of all skill levels for this pattern, and one of them had never finished a knit project before. You can find photos of their projects by searching the #preservebeanie hashtag on instagram.

The entire free pattern is below, or you may also pick up a low cost PDF pattern in my Ravelry and Etsy shops. The PDF pattern includes a helpful chart for the stitch pattern. If you make this beanie, I’d love to see it! Tag me on social media @hookedhazel so I can share your photos!

Materials and Notions

  • 180 yards worsted weight yarn. Sample uses Lion Brand Woolease.
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) and US 6 (4.0 mm) needles; with either a cord long enough to do magic loop or DPNs. I prefer these needles from Knitter’s Pride.
  • Stitch marker
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations

k – knit

p – purl

yo – yarn over

co – cast on

ssk – slip, slip, knit 

k2tog – knit two together

p2sso – pass two slipped stitches over

BOR – beginning of round

Notes

  • This pattern is written for one adult size. To increase or decrease the brim size, you will need to add or subtract stitches from the brim in multiples of ten.
  • Move your BOR marker each round as you reach it.
  • All measurements are after finishing and blocking.
  • St counts are indicated withing < > where there is a change.
  • Sample was steam blocked.

Sizing

18” circumference (unstretched) x 9” high

Gauge Swatch

With your larger needles, co 30 sts

Round 1: K.

Round 2: k.

Round 3: *Ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, p 5*, repeat from * to * around.

Round 4: *K 5, p 5*, repeat from * to * around.

Rounds 5 – 12: repeat rounds 3 – 4.

Round 13: K.

Round 14: k. 

Bind off and block in the same manner as which you will block your hat. Measuring rounds and stitches 3-12 should yield a 2″ by 2″ square.

Pattern

Brim:

With smaller needles, co 110, and join to work in the round. Place BOR marker.

rounds 1 – 10: *k1, p 1*, repeat from * to * around.

Change to larger needles.

Body:

Round 1: *Ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, p 5*, repeat from * to * around. <110>

Round 2: *K 5, p 5*, repeat from * to * around.

Round 3: Repeat round 1.

Round 4: Repeat round 2.

Round 5: *Ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, p 2, with yarn in back as if to knit, insert right needle into st 2 rounds below and pull up a loop, yo, insert right needle into same st and pull up a loop, drop next st on left needle, p 2*, repeat from * to * around. <132>

Round 6: *K 5, p 2, k 3, p 2*, repeat from * to * around.

Round 7: *Ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, p 2, slip 2 sts tog knitwise, k1, p2sso, p 2*, repeat from * to * around. <110>

Round 8: Repeat round 2.

Round 9: Repeat round 1.

Round 10: Repeat round 2.

Round 11: *P 5, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around.

Round 12: *P 5, k 5*, repeat from * to * around.

Round 13: Repeat round 11.

Round 14: Repeat round 12.

Round 15: *P 2, with yarn in back as if to knit, insert right needle into st 2 rounds below and pull up a loop, yo, insert right needle into same st and pull up a loop, drop next st on left needle, p 2, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around. <132>

Round 16: *P 2, k 3, p 2, k 5, * repeat from * to * around.

Round 17: *P 2, slip 2 sts tog knitwise, k, p2sso, p 2, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around. <110>

Round 18: Repeat round 12.

Round 19: Repeat round 11.

Round 20: Repeat round 12.

Round 21 – 40: Repeat rounds 1 – 20.

Crown decreases:

Round 1: *P 5, ssk, k1, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around. <88>

Round 2: *P 5, k 3*, repeat from * to * around.

Round 3: *P2tog, p 1, p2tog, ssk, k1*, repeat from * to * around. <55>

Round 4: *P 3, k 2*, repeat from * to * around.

Round 5: *P 3, k2tog*, repeat from * to * around. <44>

Round 6: *P2tog, p1, k1*, repeat from * to * around. <33>.

Round 7: *P 2, k1*, repeat from * to * around.

Round 8: P2tog, k1*, repeat from * to * around. <22>

Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Using darning needle, thread yarn tail through live loops and remove from needles. Cinch it and use the tail to sew it closed. Weave in all ends and block as desired.

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