Free Knitting Pattern: Lyndon Beanie winter hat

I'm sharing this easy peasy and beautiful free Lyndon Beanie winter hat pattern today as a tribute to the Town of Lyndon (this special place where I live) and to celebrate National Hat Day in the USA in 2022!

The Town of Lyndon has a special place in my heart. It is where I grew up and we lived on a farm. Our family worked on that farm and learned the value of dedication, commitment, and hard work – the kind of work that makes you sweat, even in the cold winter months. When I met my husband in my 20’s, we got married and we bought a segment of the farm, then raised our kids here in the township, and today it’s the home of Beccie B Creative. It’s a very special place to me and my family.

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Slate and Wheat

The Pattern: The Lyndon Beanie

Yarn: Super Bulky Size 6 – I’ve made this in both Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick and the luxury yarn, Malabrigo Rasta (see picture captions for colors I’ve used)

Needles: 10mm, 16″ circular – personally, I love my bamboo Clover Takumi knitting needles

Long tail cast-on: 45 sts (fits 22-23” head circumference, average adult size)

For smaller or larger, start with a multiple of 3 (Example: smaller: 39 or 42 sts, larger: 48 or 51 sts)

ROWS AND REPEATS:

Rows 1-8 Ribbing: K1, K1, P1 around (45 sts)

Rows 9-10: K1 around, when you get to the last stitch, K2tog to reduce total stitches to an even number (44 sts) –NOTE: if you adjust this pattern and start with an even number (such as 42 or 48 sts), you do NOT need to K2tog, just finish the round naturally with K1, the rest of the pattern depends on an even number of stitches.

Row 11: P1, K1 around (44 sts)

Rows 12-13: K1 around (44 sts)

Row 14: K1, P1 around (44 sts)

Rows 15-16: K1 around (44 sts)

Rows 17-22: Repeat Rows 11 to 16

Row 23: P1, K1 around (44 sts)

Rows 24-25: K1 around (44 sts)

Row 26: K1, P1 around (44 sts)

Row 27: K1 around (44 sts)

Decrease Rows:

Row 28: K1, K1, K2tog (11 times), (33 sts)

Row 29: K1, K1, K2tog (8 times), K1 (25 sts)

Row 30: K1, K2tog, *K1, K1, K2tog* repeat * to * then K1, K1 (19 sts)

Finish off: Cut yarn leaving tail about 8-10” then use darning needle to thread through all loops to remove from needles. Pull yarn tightly to close and thread through top pulling tightly, thread yarn end into the inside of hat and lightly weave the end, trim that yarn end when you’re satisfied the top is tightly closed.

Weave in all other ends. Add optional pom.

Be Creative and Enjoy! 💕

~Beccie B~

This dark purple is Malabrigo Rasta in Zarzamora

I'd love to hear from you, comments or questions are welcome!

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