Our Seawalk Beanie is a great first hat project. It's a simple stockinette stitch beanie, and you knit it flat and then seam it up at the end. You'll wear it all winter long. We've designed it to work with Jorstad Creek Arranmore, Sincere Sheep Cormo Worsted, or Erika Knight Vintage Wool. The model is in Jorstad Creek Arranmore in Seafoam.
Our Row House Tutorial Design integrates our skills videos via hotlinks in the PDF to teach you to decrease for the crown of the beanie, sew up the top, and seam it up at the end. If you're looking to make your first hat, and you are comfortable knitting (and maybe purling), this is a great project for you.
15 (17 3/4, 19 1/2)" circumference and 8 1/4 (8 3/4, 9)" tall; to fit 17-19 (20-21, 22-23)" head
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
Worsted weight yarn. We recommend Jorstad Creek Arranmore (1 skein), Sincere Sheep Cormo Worsted (1 skein), or Erika Knight Vintage Wool (2 skeins).
Yarn amounts are given based on average requirements and are approximate.
Size 5 mm (US 8) needles
Tapestry needle for sewing up the hat and weaving in the ends
Jorstad Creek Arranmore, Sincere Sheep Cormo Worsted, or Erika Knight Vintage Wool.