Rare Creature Knit City Beanie (free pattern)

Oh hello warm fuzzy beanie! Using this exceptional Alpaca fiber from The Rare Creature, you can whip up this beanie in an afternoon. Great for beginner knitters. The beauty? You can add or remove rows in the body to make it as slouchy as you like. True customization to your own liking.

So grab yourself a cup of coffee, a ball of The Rare Creature Big Softy and make yourself one heck of a cozy beanie.  You can purchase a printable version of this pattern in my etsy shop here

Gauge:  4 inch sq =  8 stitches x 12 rows

Stitches Used / Abbreviations:
k – knit
co – cast on (using long tail cast on method)
p - purl
k2tog – knit two together decrease
m1 - make 1 method add a stitch
st - stitch

Supply List:
Rare Creature Big Softy Yarn
1 Ball – 107 yards
US 13 / 9mm 16" circular needles &
set of double pointed needles
Large needle to weave ends
Stitch marker
Button or tag of choice for embellishment


CO 40; Place marker and join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

Round 1:  [k2,p2] to end

Rounds 2-9: repeat Row 1 (Ribbed Brim measures approx. 2” from CO brim)

Round 10:  k1, m1, k19, m1, k20 – 42 sts.

Round 11 – 20: Knit all St (Stockinette St) (or to desired body length)

Once you reach desired hat body length, begin decrease:

Round 21: [k5, k2tog] around – 36 sts remain

Round 22: knit / 36 stitches / Stockinette St

Round 23: [k4, k2tog]  around - 30 sts remain

Round 24: knit / 36 st / Stockinette St

Round 25: [k3, k2tog]  around - 24 sts remain

Round 26: [k2, k2tog]  around - 18 sts remain

Round 27: [k1, k2tog]  around - 12 sts remain

Round 28: knit / 12 stitches / Stockinette St

Round 29: [k2tog]  around - 6 sts remain

Using needle, weave in tail through the remaining 6 stitches to close up hat peak. Weave in ends using cast on tail to attach button or tag.