How To Knit A Kids Beanie?

Knitting a beanie is a great way to show your love for a child in your life. With this guide, you'll be able to easily knit a beanie that any child will love.

Supplies You Will Need

With a little bit of time and some practice, you can knit a beautiful beanie for your child. Just be sure to follow the pattern and take your time. If you're new to knitting, or even if you've been knitting for a while, there are a few things you need to know before you start knitting a kid's beanie. With a few tips, you'll be able to knit a beanie that looks great and fits perfectly.

First, you'll need to choose the right size needles. If you're not sure what size needles to use, ask at your local yarn store or look online for a knitting needle size chart.

You'll also need to choose the right type of yarn.

Again, if you're not sure, ask at your local yarn store or look online for guidance. Next, you'll need to choose a pattern. There are many resources for finding knitting patterns online, or you can even purchase a knitting pattern book. Make sure to choose a pattern that is appropriate for the yarn weight and needles you are using. Once you have your supplies, it's time to start knitting!

gray beanie for the baby

Needles To Knit A Beanie

When it comes to needle size for knitting a kid's beanie, you want to make sure you use a size that is appropriate for the yarn you are using. A good rule of thumb is to use a needle that is two sizes smaller than the recommended needle size for the yarn.

This will ensure that your beanie is nice and snug. US size 6 (4.0 mm) needles are a good choice. Start with a basic hat shape.

Knit a flat circle or oval, then stitch the sides together to form the hat shape. You can use this basic shape for any type of hat, including a beanie. Make sure to knit tightly.


You'll need a skein of yarn, a pair of knitting needles, and a tapestry needle. When choosing your yarn, look for a soft, acrylic yarn. Acrylic yarn is easy to care for and is machine-washable, which is perfect for kids' hats.

Casting On

"Casting On" is the term used to create your initial stitches on the needle. The number of stitches you cast on will determine the width of your knitting. For a child’s beanie, you will need to cast on enough stitches to make the hat about 18 inches in circumference. To begin, make a slip knot about 6 inches from the end of your yarn. Do not tighten the knot too much, you should be able to slide it up and down the yarn. Next, hold the needle with the slip knot in your left hand and the working end of the yarn in your right hand.

Knitting The Body Of The Beanie For Kids

If you’re a beginning knitter, or just looking for a quick and easy project, knitting a beanie is a great choice. In just a few hours, you can have a cute and cozy hat to keep your little one warm all winter. In this post, we’ll focus on knitting the body of the hat. For this project, you’ll need about 100 yards of worsted-weight yarn and a pair of size 8 needles. You’ll also need a tapestry needle for weaving in the ends. Cast on 64 stitches.

Knitting The Brim

When it comes to knitting a kid's beanie, one of the most important things to focus on is the brim. After all, the brim is what will help keep the beanie in place on your child's head.

There are a few different ways that you can knit the brim of a kid's beanie.

One popular method is to knit it in the round. This means that you will need to use circular needles, and you will need to knit in a continuous circle.

Another way to knit the brim of a kid's beanie is to knit it flat. This means that you will use straight needles, and you will knit back and forth.

Final Thoughts

Now that you know how to knit a kid's beanie, there’s nothing stopping you from making one for every child in your life!

Knitting is a fun and rewarding hobby, and it’s a great way to show your love for the little ones in your life.

With a little practice, you’ll be able to knit a beanie that’s perfect for any child.

Commonly Asked Questions

How to knit small hats for boys and girls?

handmade beanie and costume

There are a variety of ways to knit small hats for boys and girls.

Some knitters use baby-sized patterns and knit the hats in the round.

Others use adult-sized patterns and knit the hats flat, then stitch them together.

Still, others improvise their own pattern or design.

The best way to determine how to knit small hats for boys and girls is to consult patterns or ask an experienced knitter for guidance.

Author - Nurlana Alasgarli
Nurlana Alasgarli           

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Nurlana Alasgarli is a professional copywriter with more than 6 years of creative writing experience. Having lived and experienced all over the world, there are many writing genres that Nurlana follows, including adventure, outdoor and winter sports. Nurlana brings life to content creation, captivating her readers.


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