Free Knitting Pattern: Seed Stitch Messy Bun Ponytail Beanie Winter Hat

I still love seeing hats with great textures and this seed stitch is so simple as a beginner teaching myself to knit, it is such a treat from to get in the rhythm of knit, purl, knit, purl -- so great for getting the hang of switching back and forth with ease. This simple beauty will be a go-to pattern for years to come for sure.

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This Simple Seed Stitch hat pattern has definitely been one of the top hits from my blog and I’ve now created this in a Messy Bun Beanie version – Enjoy!

The Pattern: Seed Stitch Messy Bun Beanie

Yarn: Super Bulky Size 6 – personally, I love Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.

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

Long tail cast-on: 48 sts

  • Rows 1-7 Ribbing: K1, P1 around (48 sts)
  • Row 8 Ribbing: K1fb (to add an additional stitch for working the body) then P1, K1 around (49 sts)
  • Row 9: K1, *P1, K1* (49 sts)
  • Row 10: K the P’s, P the K’s (49 sts)
  • Rows 11-21: Repeat rows 9 and 10 (as you go around the rows, having 49 odd stitches, you’ll simply continue the K1, P1 repeats from row to row)
  • Row 13-21: K1 around (48 sts)
  • Row 22: K1, K1, K2tog, repeat around (this reduces your total to 36 sts)
  • Row 23: K1, K1, K2tog, repeat around (this reduces your total to 27 sts)
  • Row 24: K1, K1, K2tog, repeat around (this reduces your total to 20 sts)

Finish: Cast off and weave in all ends.

Be Creative and Enjoy! 💕

~Beccie B~

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