Basic Child’s Knitted Beanie

Basic Child’s Knitted Beanie

This basic child's knitted beanie pattern! Suitable for children aged 3-9 years, this easy-to-follow pattern is perfect for beginners and seasoned knitters alike.

With its classic design and cozy fit, this beanie is sure to become a favorite among kids (who keep it on, of course!).

Not only is this beanie a great gift idea, it's also a fun project to make with your own children or grandchildren.

By teaching them how to knit and helping them create their very own beanie, you'll be giving them a valuable skill and a sense of accomplishment.

So whether you're looking for a unique gift or a fun activity to do with the kids, this basic child's knitted beanie pattern is the perfect choice.

Get your knitting needles ready and let's get started!

What you need

Child 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.

Start Decrease

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.


  1. Could you please advise if size 10 needles for child’s beanie is UK or US?

  2. Melinette Reyes says

    How may to cast on for a 2year old

  3. Sharon O'Rourke says

    Great ..used for child and teen..what pattern for 18mths to 2 yr old?

  4. Thank you for sharing this pattern! The instructions were very clear, and it was very easy to make.

  5. Is the needle size in U.S OR U.K SIZES P,EASE

  6. Noreen Wendelborn says

    Like the pattern but measurements seem wrong 60 stitches not wide enough.

  7. Lynda Haram says

    I would like to knit this for my nephew, he is ten. Should I go for an adult size?

  8. I made this and was very pleased Quick n easy I will use this pattern again Thanks

  9. Liana Olivier says

    I want to knit this basic beanie pattern for 2 children both under the age of 12. how much DK knit would I use for each beanie. 50g or 100g
    thanks liana

  10. anita dilks says

    This was easy to knit. I used uk size 10 needles (pair) and dk wool. I thought 8″ too long so knitted to 6″ with pom pom on top.

  11. Kayleigh Woolf says

    Hi Is this size 10 needles US or UK? i am teaching children to knit a hat, so need to get the correct needles for them.

    Kind Regards

  12. Size 10 needle (Would this be 6mm?)

    • Kayleigh Woolf says

      Is this size 10 US or size 10 UK???? I am teaching children to knit and need to get the correct needles!

  13. I used this to make a hat with chunky wool. I finished it about 1.5 inches early as per previous comments however it was about 50% wider than needed and a bit too short.

  14. I made the adult size for my almost 8 yr grandson because his head is almost adult size and I will make the child size for his almost 7 yr brother because his head is not to big. I will say that the big hat fits my head but it seems to be at least an 1 1/2 in longer then needed.

  15. Barbara Wayne says

    Can I make this child hat with bulky (5) weight—-how many sts cast on?

  16. Can I use the 4-ply yarn that we have here in the US?

    • Carmen Corso says

      Want to knit this cap for two girls; one is 10yrs old, the other one is 12yrs old? Please tell me how many stitches should I cast on with 4/ply yarn? Thank you

  17. Nice simple pattern, but 8 inches ended up being way too long for my liking. The end of the hat poofs out too far at the back of my 5 year old’s head 🙁 Thinking about unstitching it all and starting again, but it took so much more than the 2-3 hour estimate that I’m a bit discouraged.

  18. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    Worsted Weight is equivalent to 8ply

  19. I would like to know if worsted wool is the same as 4 ply which we get here in South Africa. I have never seen worsted wool.

  20. this needs a pic

  21. awesome

  22. Quick, easy and my grandaughters love their done in their school colors

  23. will use this pattern to knit for the orphan children is simple and will take no time at all..many thanks

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