The Orchard Beanie

The Orchard Beanie

The Knit Orchard Beanie works up super fast since you will be using a Super Bulky weight yarn. I will be giving you the pattern instructions for the Small/Average size adult head (21-22″). The PDF pattern gives access to sizes baby through large adult. 

One of the best parts about this hat is the simplicity. I love when something simple looks more complex than it is. All skill levels are going to be able to work with this hat. If you can knit and purl, you’ve got this.

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Supplies Needed

Needles: US 11/8mm 16" circular needles for the brim and US 13/9mm 16" circular needles for the body. US 13/9mm dpns for decrease (or magic loop method). 

Yarn: Super Bulky/Weight 6 

knit the orchard beanie

Stitch Abbreviations

K – knit

P – purl

P2tog – purl 2 together

SM – stitch marker

DPN – double point needles


Gauge: With US 13/9mm in a 4 x 4in swatch = 10sts/14rows

knit the orchard beanie


With US 11’s CO 44 stitches. Add SM, and join in the round, being careful not to twist your stitches.

K1, P1 around for 6 rounds.

Switch to size US 13/9mm  needles

Row 1: Purl all stitches

Row 2: Knit all stitches

Row 3: *K1, P1* around

Row 4: knit the orchard beanie Knit all stitches

Row 5: *K1, P1* around

Row 6: Knit all stitches

Row 7: *K1, P1* around

Row 8: Knit all stitches

Repeat rows 1-8 two more times and then move on to decrease rows.

Decrease Rows

Switch to DPN or magic loop method when you need to.

Row 1: Purl all stitches

Rows 2 and 3: *P2tog* around

Cut your yarn, leaving a long tail, and weave through your stitches. Pull tight and knot. That’s it! You’ve knit the Orchard Beanie! 

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