Kids' Bright Beanies (Knit)
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Kids' Bright Beanies (Knit)

Make the holidays warm and bright with these fun beanie hats!
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Bernat® Softee® Chunky™ (100 ga. / 3.5 oz.; 99m/ 108 yds.) Yarn – Grass (Contrast A; 1(1) Ball) and Royal Blue (Contrast B; 1(1) Ball)
  • Knitting Needles, Size U.S. 11 (8mm) or Size Needed to obtain Gauge
  • Bernat® Softee® Chunky™ (100 ga, / 3.5 oz.; 99m/ 108 yds.) Yarn – Pumpkin (Contrast A; 1(1) Ball) and Grass (Contrast B; 1(1) Ball)

Project Instructions


alt = alternate(ing)

beg = beginning

cont = continue

inc = increase(ing)

k = knit

k2tog = knit next 2 stitches together

p = purl

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rs = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)


The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ).

With A cast on 42 (46) sts.

1st row: (RS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.

2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows twice more, inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 44 (48) sts.

Proceed in stocking st for 2 rows. Break A.

With B, cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 4 (5)” [10 (12.5) cm], ending with a purl row.

Shape top: 1st row: (RS). K2 (0). (K2tog. K4) 7 (8) times. 37 (40) sts.

2nd and alt rows: Purl.

3rd row: K2 (0). (K2tog. K3) 7 (8) times. 30 (32) sts.

5th row: K2 (0). (K2tog. K2) 7 (8) times. 23 (24) sts.

7th row: K2 (0). (K2tog. K1) 7 (8) times. 16 sts.

9th row: (K2tog) 8 times. 8 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts. Fasten securely. Sew back seam.

Pom-pom: Wind A around 4 fingers 60 times. Tie tightly in the middle and leave a long end for attaching to Hat. Cut through both sides of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Attach to Hat.


Gauge: 11 sts and 14 rows = 4" (10cm) in stocking st Sizes: To fit child 2/4 (6/8) yrs.