A great idea to give as a gift. Here is a basic child's knitted beanie pattern.
What you needChild sized 3-9 years
Size 10 knitting needles
2 oz (50g)of bright colored worsted weight yarn
Cast on 60 sts.
Row one: K2, P2, K2 across line, ending with P2.
Rows 2 to row 6: Repeat Row 1.
Row 7: Knit across
Row 8: Purl across
Repeat these 2 rows until hat is 8″ from the start and, ending with a purl row.
1st decrease row- K2 together across the row.
Next row: Purl
Next row: K2 together across
Last row: Purl across.
Cut a 12″ length of yarn, thread a yarn needle. Carefully pull the last row of knitting from the needle and thread the needle through every stitch. Pull tightly then whip stitch the seam shut.
Add a Pom Pom to the top of the beanie and it is complete.