Lazlo Beanie by Danielle Morgan

Lazlo Beanie

January 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 180 yards (137 - 165 m)
extra small (small, medium, large)
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The Lazlo Beanie is a comfortable, barely snug little hat knit up in a soft and squishy high-ply merino. The pattern has instructions for four sizes and includes options for modifying it to be more or less snug.

Extra-Small (Small, Medium, Large)
Extra-Small will comfortably fit 20 - 22 in (51 - 56 cm)
Small will comfortably fit 21 - 23 in (53 - 58 cm)
Medium will comfortably fit 22 - 24 in (56 - 61 cm)
Large will comfortably fit 23 - 5 in (58 - 63 cm)


  • 65 - 85 g Wollmeise DK, or other high-ply, tightly spun superwash merino (see yarn suggestions).
  • US #4 (3.5mm) 16 in (40 cm) circular needle
  • US #6 (4mm) 16 in (40 cm) circular needle (or needles needed to reach gauge)
  • US #6 (4mm) DPNs or 36 in (90 cm) circular needle
  • Stitch marker & tapestry needle
  • Cable needle (optional)

Regarding Yarn Choice
The recommended yarn for this hat is Wollmeise DK, which is a high ply, high twist yarn that works up closer to sport weight. Standard 3-4 ply superwash merino DK works up much heavier than the yarns I recommend, so if you choose this you may need to knit a size down in a looser gauge. Please feel free to come over to the Lazlo Support and FO Thread if you have any questions or would like some help picking the perfect yarn for your Lazlo.

The Lazlo Beanie is the companion to the Lazlo Slouch and the Lazlo Cowl. Both patterns are available as an eBook for $8.00. You can also use the code lazlolove for a $3 discount when you add both hat patterns to your cart. If you have already purchased one of the Lazlo hat patterns the $3 discount will be applied to your second hat pattern, so you get the second pattern for just $2.50.