Knitting pattern – children’s beanie

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oeasurements: Small oedium To fit head 52cm 54cm


  • Panda Amber yarn, 100g balls. Please note that this unique yarn knits to an individual tension. Substituting other yarns may change the measurements and possibly result in an unsatisfactory item.

Quantity: 1 1

If making with pom pom, an extra ball will be required. Quantities are approximate as they can vary between knitters

  • 1 pair 7mm (UK 2) knitting needles or size needed to give correct tension

  • Wool needle for sewing seams

  • Cardboard for making pom pom (optional)



  • 14 sts and 18 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 7mm needles.

  • Check your tension carefully.

  • If less sts to 10cm use smaller needles, if more sts use bigger needles.

To make up

Don’t press. Join back seam, reversing for first 5cm from cast-on edge. Fold brim onto right side. optional – using two circles of cardboard 15cm in diameter with a 4cm hole in centre, make a floppy pom pom and attach to top of beanie.


Using a 7mm needles, cast on 62 (68) sts.

Beginning of rib pattern :

  • First row – P2, K4, P2, rep from to end.

  • Second row – K2, P4, K2, rep from to end.

  • Last two rows form rib.

  • Continue in rib until it measures 14 (18) cm from beginning, ending with a second rib row.

Shape the crown:

  • 1st row – P2, K1, K2tog, K1, P2, rep from to end

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