Exclusive! Free beginner beanie hat knitting pattern from The Toft Alpaca Shop

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Get your craft on in time for Christmas...

Toft Alpaca Shop beanie hat

© Toft Alpaca Shop

Haven't you heard? Knitting is back in a big way and it's time jump on the bandwagon. Come on, it's lovely and warm.

Luxury British knitwear company, The Toft Alpaca Shop has exclusively shared their knitting pattern for a big beanie hat for you to have a go at.

Beanies are on trend for winter and this would be a great heartfelt Christmas present. Or just make one for yourself and brag about it. Either is fine.

Big Beanie Hat knitting pattern


Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:
200g Toft Chunky Yarn 8mm circular needles or DPNs
(Comfortably fits average size head approx 56cm)

Tension: 10 cm = 10 sts x 16 rows (in rib pattern) Cast on 48 stitches
Join into the round and place marker

TOFT TIP: To join in the round, cast on 1 extra st, slip this st to left hand needle and knit together with the next st

Round 1 *K2, P2, rep from * to end
Continue in this rib pattern until work measures 27cm (OR desired length)

Shape crown
Round 1 *K2 tog, P2, K2, P2 repeat from * to end (42sts)
Round 2 *K1, P2tog, K2, P2tog repeat from * (30sts)
Round 3 *K1, P1, K2, P1 repeat from *
Round 4 *K2tog, K2, P1 repeat from * (24sts)
Round 5 *K2tog repeat from * (12sts)

Break off yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Gather and fasten off.

Finishing
Handwash and dry flat away from direct heat

Abbreviations
K = Knit
P = Purl
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together

For more from The Toft Alpaca Shop, visit thetoftalpacashop.co.uk

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