Do you want to learn how to knit a beanie? It's a great project for beginners, and it's really easy to follow this step-by-step guide. We'll show you how to create a basic beanie, and then you can get creative with different designs and colors. So grab some yarn and needles, and let's get started!
How to Knit Beanies for Beginners
A beanie is a great knit cap that is typically worn in cold weather. It is often made from wool or acrylic yarn. Beanies can be decorated with a pom-pom, stripes, or other patterns. They are typically made in a variety of colors. Why use a beanie hat? They are used for a variety of reasons. They can keep your head warm in cold weather indoor or outdoor as winter hats, protect your hair from the sun, and they can also be used as a fashion accessory or headwear.
How to choose the right beanie?
When choosing a beanie, it is important to consider the following:
- The material: Wool or acrylic?
- The color: Pick a color that compliments your outfit.
- The style: Striped, solid, or with a pom-pom?
Once you've considered these factors, you'll be able to pick the perfect beanie for you!
Different types of knitted beanies
There are many different types of this hat, each with its own unique style. Whether you're looking for a cozy hat to keep you warm in the winter, or a stylish and fashionable beanie to wear year-round, there's sure to be a knitted beanie that's perfect for you! Some of the most popular types include:
- Slouchy beanie: These beanies are perfect for those who want a relaxed and comfortable fit. They're often made with slouchy stitches, such as the knit stitch, and have a loose and draping fit. See our product for a slouchy beanie: Beanie For Men & Women - SKU: YORKN22403
- Cuffed beanie: These beanies are sewn with a ribbed cuff that can be put on rolled up or down. This gives you the ability to adjust the fit of the beanie, and also adds a bit of extra warmth. See our product for this type of beanie: Beanies SKU: YORKN15261
- Beanie with brim: These beanies have a sewn brim that can be put on up or down. This is a great option if you're looking for added warmth, as the brim will help to keep your head and ears protected from the cold.
- Pom-pom beanie: Pom pom beanies are a fun and festive option that's perfect for the winter months. They're usually made with chunky 'threads, and feature a large pom-pom on the top of the hat. See our product for a pom-pom beanie: Acrylic Beanie SKU: YORKN12112
No matter what your style, there's sure to be a beanie that's perfect for you! See our website for free shipping on wholesale beanies!
The Best Hat Is The Cherry on Top of Your Fits
The first thing you need to do is measure your head. Wrap a measuring tape around your head, and make sure it's snug but not too tight. Then, add about two inches to that measurement. This will be the width of your beanie. Next, you'll need to calculate the length of your beanie. To do this, measure from the center of your forehead to the base of your skull. Again, add about two inches to that measurement. This will be the length of your beanie. Now that you have your measurements, it's time to gather your supplies.
What You Need to Knit a Beanie
Things You'll Need:
- Needles (circular or double-pointed)
- Measuring tape
- Tapestry needle
Ready to make one? Let's get started!
For this project, you'll need yarn and needles. You can use any type of yarn, but we recommend using a worsted weight yarn. As for needles, you can use either circular or double-pointed needles. If you're using circular needles, make sure they're the right size for your thread.
If you're a beginner knitter, we recommend using double-pointed needles. They may seem a bit tricky at first, but they're really not that difficult to use. And once you get the hang of them, you'll be able to sew just about anything!
Step by Step on How to Knit A Beanie
- Cast On Your Stitches
- Start Knitting
- Start Decreasing Your Stitches
- Break The Yarn
- Weave In Your Ends
Cast On Your Stitches
Once you have your supplies, it's time to cast on your stitches. For this project, you'll need to cast on 48 stitches. To do this, make a slip knot and place it on one of your needles. Then, hold the needle with the slip knot in your left hand and the other needle in your right hand. Insert the needle in your right hand into the stitch on the needle in your left hand, and wrap the thread around the needle. Now, pull the yarn through the stitch and off of the left needle. You've now cast one stitch onto your right-hand needle! Repeat this process until you have 48 stitches on your needles.
Now that you've cast on your stitches, it's time to start knitting! The stitch you'll be using for this project is the knit stitch. To do a knit stitch, hold your needles in your left hand with the working yarn (the thread that's attached to the ball) in front of the needle. Insert the needle in your right hand into the first stitch on the needle in your left hand. Wrap the thread around the needle, and then pull the yarn through the stitch. You've now completed one knit stitch! Repeat this process until you reach the end of the row.
When you reach the end of the row, it's time to turn in your work. To do this, simply slide your stitches to the other end of the needle, and then turn your work so that the needle in your left hand is now in your right hand. You're now ready to start knitting the next row!
Keep knitting until your piece measures about six inches from the cast-on edge. Then, it's time to start decreasing our stitches.
Start Decreasing Your Stitches
To decrease stitches, you'll use the knit two-together stitch. To do this, insert your needle into the first two stitches on your left-hand needle. Wrap the yarn around the needle, and then pull the yarn through both stitches. You've now decreased one stitch! Repeat this process until you have 24 stitches on your needles.
Now, you'll need to sew every stitch until you have 12 stitches remaining. Then, it's time to break the yarn and weave in your ends.
Break The Yarn
To break the yarn, cut the working yarn, leaving a long tail. Then, thread the tail onto a tapestry needle. Insert the needle through the remaining stitches on the needle, and then pull the yarn through. Now, remove the needle and pull the yarn tight. You've now break the yarn and weave in your ends!
Weave In Your Ends
To weave in your ends, thread the tail onto a tapestry needle and insert it into the wrong side of your knitting. Then, weave the tail in and out of the stitches, making sure to secure it at the beginning and end. Once you're done, trim the excess yarn, stretch knitting in the round and voila! You have completed and knitted your new hat!