One of my very favorite hats, this neutral tri-color beanie is a classic. So many colors could be spun together to make other combinations. It’s such fun to see these quick makes come together.
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- Needles: 9mm Circular Needles/16″ cable
- Tapestry Yarn Needle
- Yarn: Weight 6 bulky, 80-100 yards like Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick or Bernat Softee Chunky
- Finished Size: Adult Fits average sized teen or adult’s head (22 -23 inch circumference) – use my handy reference chart LINKED HERE to measure and adjust for sizing as needed
- sts = stitches
- k1 – Knit one stitch
- p1 = Purl one stitch
- k2tog = knit two together
This pattern and the photos references three colors but you could, of course, complete it with a single color, two colors, or whatever you prefer.
This hat is Color 1: Black, Color 2: Charcoal, Color 3: Grey Marble (tweed)
All rows are 48 stitches except the decrease rows.
The Free Pattern – Instructions:
Long tail cast-on: 48 stitches
RIBBING ROWS – Color 1 (black used in Charcoal Charm hat)
Rows 1 – 8: k1, p1 around (48 sts)
Rows 9-10 in Color 1: k1 around (48 sts)
Change to Color 2 (charcoal used in Charcoal Charm hat)
Rows 11-20: k1 around (48 sts)
Change to Color 3 (gray marble used in Charcoal Charm hat)
Rows 21-30: k1 around 48 sts)
Row 31: k2tog (24 sts)
Row 32: k1 around (24 sts)
Cut yarn leaving a 8-10” tail, thread through loops to remove from needles and pull tightly closed. Weave through top, going back and forth across until secure. Pull thread through to inside of hat and loosely weave a few stitches before cutting remainder. Ensure you weave all ends, then add your brand tag and a pom if you wish.
If you’ve made this pattern or have any questions, please comment here or tag me on Instagram. I’d love to see what you’ve made.
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15 Replies to “Free Knitting Pattern: Charcoal Charm Classic Beanie Hat”
I like the monochromatic look.
Thank you, it’s one of my favorites
I only knit with two needles what size would they be in uk size
Hello, according to my conversion chart, 9mm needles are US13, and UK00. Hope that helps!
Such a nice looking hat! What size approximately does it make? Would it fit an 8 year old? Was thinking about making it for my son.
These hats fit many ages, very stretchy when made with Lion Brand thick and quick. You might want to reduce by 4-6 sts in the round, make the ribbed rows then have him try on before going all the way to see if it works for his head. My little nephew wears this size, and looking at him, I’d go 4-6 sts less to make it a little tighter fit. Good luck!
Love your hat patterns. Made many for gifts for Christmas. I am now going to make one for hm myself.
Thank you for the pattern! Do you use smaller whole or needles for color #1? I used same size for all 3 colors but the bottom looks big, not the same effect as the picture.
Hi, yes, I used the same needles all the way through.
Nice pattern…thanks for sharing it!
Glad you found the site, thanks!
Hey there, the yarn I’m using requires me to use smaller needles (8mm) so I’m having trouble with how many stitches I should be using. I tried googling for help and gauge came up and I don’t see it listed here. I’m very much a basic knitter so I’m not sure how to translate this to smaller needles & yarn, any suggestions are welcome. Thank you for your help!
Hello, with 8mm needles, I’d start with 48 sts cast on, at minimum. I often use 8mm 9mm or 10mm even when the yarn says smaller. I have a 23in circumference head (average is 22-24 around) and 40-48 sts on any of the sizes fit my head – 40 is a little tighter, 48 a bit looser. As a beginner, I’m glad you’re here. This is how I started, making many many hats 🥰
Good morning Beccie I would like to know if I’m able to knit this hat on straight needles. Thank you Sue
Hello Sue, I’ve never done so but a few comments on here lead me to believe others have successfully knit on straight needles, then seamed after. Good luck! ~Beccie B