Hampton Classic Ribbed Beanie - Free Knitting Pattern

As I started to develop my knit patterns I wanted to be sure to start with the classics and create a classic collection. Not because they are easy or to be simple but because... Ah the classics - I just love them!  So I worked very hard to create patterns that had that simple vibe but were elegant in style and still be fun to work up. I am thrilled how each came out. And here they are: My Classics Collection.

To kick things off I want to share a free pattern featuring one of my favorite yarns, Uptown Bulky by Universal Yarn. I love this yarn because it is bulky without "bulk". It works up so well and may in fact be one of the softest fibers I have ever used. Like EVER! They call it anti-pilling and it is. This stuff is my JAM! You will work this hat up super quick and have a classic for guys and gals!


Stitches Used / Abbreviations:
co – cast on
(using long tail cast on method)
k – knit
p - purl
k2tog – knit two together
st - stitch

Supply List:
Bulky Category #6 yarn / approx. 70 yards
One skein Uptown Bulky by Universal Yarn
US 13 / 9mm 16” circular needle &
set of double pointed needles
Large needle to weave ends
Stitch Marker
Button or tag of choice

Gauge:  4 inch sq =  12 stitches x 12 rows
Be sure to measure and to check your gauge
Finished hat:
Brim Circumference 16.5”
stretches to fit 21 – 23” average adult head
Beanie Length 12” Approx

 You may purchase a PDF version of this pattern for a small fee here ($3)


CO 48; Place marker and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Round 1:  [k1,p1] to end
Rows 2-29: repeat Row 1
Once you reach desired hat body length, begin decrease:
Round 30: [k1, p1, k2tog] around – 36 sts remain
Round 31: [k1, k2tog]  around - 24 sts remain
switch to dpn
Round 32: [k2tog]  around - 12 sts remain
Round 33: [k2tog]  around - 6 sts remain