Bumpy Beanie – A FREE KNIT hat pattern!!

Hey all! This is a very special post – not only is it free, but it’s my very first KNIT post!!! You all know that crochet is first love, but my friends, I’m slightly addicted to knitting now. I love that it works up fairly fast in chunky yarn, I love that it doesn’t leave large holes like crochet does, and I love how versatile it is. And making hats is perfect, because they work up in a day, and you can try out all different kinds of patterns! 

So, in honor of my new discovery of knitting, I’m giving you a FREE hat pattern!!! The Bumpy Beanie is a great simple hat, perfect for a beginner. If you can knit and purl, you can make a Bumpy Beanie! It’s a simple stitch, the seed stitch, and all you do is repeat “knit 1, purl 1” That is literally the only thing you do, and you get an adorable beanie!!

If you like the pattern below, and would like to try more fun knit hats, you can purchase the patterns in a trio set for just 3USD – that’s only a dollar a hat!! You can find the pattern on both Ravelry and Etsy


You can use any chunky (#5) weight yarn. I used Premier Anti-Pilling Chunky Bamboo. Each hat took less than one ball. 


These hats came about because I wanted to make some hats for the men in the family. For some reason every crochet pattern I thought of looked too feminine, so I decided to look elsewhere for inspiration. So I turned to knitting, and grabbed this lovely dark blue yarn out of my stash! I got myself a (cough*cheap*cough) needle set, and just tried a few simple patterns. This trio was the result!


These hats are all made from the brim up, and involve no seaming other than the top hole closure. Each only took about a day to make, as well, so you can outfit a small army (or large family, which really amounts to the same thing) in a short time! These hats come in one size – adult. I know I usually size my hats from baby to adult, but since this is a trio, I decided to keep it simple and make them all adult size. 


You can use any chunky (#5) weight yarn. I used Premier Anti-Pilling Chunky Bamboo. Each hat took less than one ball. 

6.5 mm circular needle (or size needed to meet gauge) and 6.0 mm circular needle (for brim)

            16” cable

Gauge: 6 sts and 8 rows is 2” in stockinette (using larger needles)

Should fit head size 22-24”

Use a stitch marker to keep track of the beginning of each round. 


K – Knit

P – Purl

M1R – Make 1 Right

P3tog – Purl 3 together

K3tog – Knit 3 together

Bumpy Beanie

Cast on 60 with US10 (6mm) circular needles. (If using long tail cast on, start with a 1.5 yard tail.) Join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Rounds 1-6: *K1, P1* around. (60)

Switch to US10.5 (6.5mm) circular needles, or size needed to meet gauge.

Round 7: P around, M1R after last st. (61)

Hat Body Repeat: *K1, P1* around until hat measures 7” tall. (61)

Decrease Rounds: (Use Magic loop method or switch to double pointed needles when necessary.) Make sure your final stitch was a purl stitch. 

Round 1: *(K1, P1)x4, K3tog, P1* around, finishing on a final K1. (51)

Round 2: *(P1, K1)x3, P3tog, K1* around, finishing on a final P1. (41)

Round 3: *(K1, P1)x2, K3tog, P1* around, finishing on a final K1 (31)

Round 4: *(P1, K1), P3tog, K1* around, finishing on a final P1. (21)

Round 5: K2tog around, doing an extra k2tog with the first st of the round. (10)

Cast off. Seam the hole closed. 

You can find this and two additional hat patterns on both Ravelry and Etsy

As always you are welcome to reach out if you have any questions about the pattern.  Once the pattern is purchased, you may sell your finished items, as long as you give credit to me as the designer. I can be found on Instagram @springintofalldesigns, and Ravelry as SpringintoFall. Also check out my blog at SpringintoFall.design.blog. I’d love to hear from you!

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