Cabbage Patch Beanie Pattern

Cabbage Patch Beanie Pattern

Knit your own fun Cabbage Patch hair style beanie. Great for costumes or just for fun.

What you need

1 ball (100 grams) of 8 ply acrylic yarn or double worsted.
I pair of size 6 US or 4 mm needles.
Ribbon of choice.



What could be more fun and whimsical than a Cabbage Patch-inspired beanie with its distinctive, curly-haired style? Excuse my children’s faces, I had to force them to be my models, and they couldn’t stop being silly.

This free knitting pattern for a Cabbage Patch Beanie is the perfect way to add a touch of playful nostalgia to your fall wardrobe. Whether you’re getting into the Halloween spirit or just looking for a fun and unique accessory, this beanie is sure to turn heads and put a smile on your face.

The pattern itself is easy to follow and customizable to your own preferences, allowing you to experiment with different yarn colors and textures until you find the perfect combination. And once you’re finished, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind accessory that’s sure to become a staple of your fall wardrobe.

Cast on    56 —-3 months    68—-6 months.      80—-12 months.

The full hat is worked in (moss stitch rib) this will give it more depth and the ridges run from front to back.

Moss stitch rib consists of 2 rows.

Row 1 (knit 1 purl 1)

Row 2 (knit)

Continue in pattern until work measures desired length of approximately   10—12—-14—cm.

Now begin decreasing for the crown section.

Do your decreasing on the pattern row.

(Knit 2 together pattern 6) continue this way to the end.

Knit 1  row.

(Knit 2 together pattern 5 knit) to the end.

Knit 1 row.

Continue this way until you are on knit 2 together all the way across .

Then thread your yarn through the remaining stitches draw up and secure. Fasten off.

Stitch down the side.

Hair designs

Check the pictures and decide which you like. They are done the same way apart from the length.

An easy way to do your lengths is to wrap the yarn around a book and then cut through one loop and secure with a strand of yarn.

Attach it to the main piece by threading it through with a hook one at a time. Make a circle with chalk where you want them to be.

That way you will keep them even. Add the fringe by tying on strands at the front.

How easy is that?



  1. Nicola Ford says

    How do you do the loops around the head

    • The loops can be made two ways, from the purl side or from the knit side, either way the technique is the same. I prefer making the loops from the purl side because it makes sizing the loops, decreases and increases much easier! Here’s how you do it: on the purl side insert the working needle (right hand needle) as if to purl, leaving the stitch on both needles, bring the working yarn between the needles to the front and wrap around 1 or 2 left hand fingers, then take the yarn back between the needles. Slip the stitch from the right needle onto the left, then purl those two strands together.

      I won’t explain making loops from the knit side, but the technique is basically the same, though not as easy! If you have problems or questions you can e-mail me @

  2. I would like to knit cabbage patch hat for my 4yr old granddaughter.vdi you have the pattern pls? The one in this thread only goes to 12 months. Thx

  3. I need a crochet pattern for an adult. Does anyone have one?

  4. I used 68 sts. Why do I come out w/2 sts. At the end.

  5. Please explain what “pattern6 pattern 5 ” means? Do I continue to k1 p1 to end of row or do I knit 2 together and thenknit and purl the 6 stiches and knit 2 together and continue that way till end of row?

  6. I would like to make this in an Adult size for a fancy dress. How do I do this from the existing pattern, or is there an adult pattern available.

  7. knit this for my 4yr old grand daughter and everyone who sees it loves it
    I made one in brown and now am working on one in orange and the next will be the blond..all difference looks
    my daughter in law says her friends all want to know where she got them..they
    all want them for their little girls

  8. I’m trying to figure out what pattern 6 and/or pattern 5 mean?

  9. For those that wanted to knit this for an adult could. Just change the size of the needles to a 5 or 6mm and increase the number of stitches and trial making it until it fits your head. Be patient with yourself and enjoy the process as much as the finished product.

  10. How do I achieve that curly bangs look. I’m a new knitter and I’m looking at the loops hoping i don’t have to tie up a bunch of circles and sew them in.! Please help! lol

  11. How about sizes up to adult? I’d wear it for fun and just when I want to be funny. I wonder if cancer patients might wear this?

  12. Love it! Just wish it was in crochet.

  13. I agreee with above. I’d like sizing for an older child. Babies really won’t appreciate this hat.

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