1-2-3 Baby Beanie by Lisa Seifert

1-2-3 Baby Beanie

Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
50 - 90 yards (46 - 82 m)
fits infants 0-3 mo. (3-6) (6 - 12)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download


The 1, 2, 3…a baby beanie pattern has been revised and updated for better fit and with clearer instructions. Sizes 0-3 mo. thru 6-12 mo. are still available as a free download!!

Yay! My 1-2-3 Baby Beanie was featured on Noble Knits!

A new expanded version is now available in my Ravelry shop here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/1-2-3-4-5baby-be... for only $2.99 – included in the expanded version are:

  • Instructions for sizes 0-3 months thru 2-3 years (for a total of five sizes)
  • Options for a solid or striped beanie with 1, 2, or 3 garter stitch bands
  • Photos and tips to assist you in knitting the jogless join when switching between garter & stockinette rounds

Thanks so much for knitting my pattern and for all the wonderful feedback! ~Lisa :)


Original pattern notes:

After recently knitting Kelly Herdich’s In Threes Baby Cardigan for my soon-to-be-born granddaughter, I wanted to knit a little beanie to match! The quick and easy 1-2-3 Baby Beanie is what I came up with!

Why 1-2-3?

This wee beanie can be knit in sizes 0-3, 3-6, or 6-12 months with either 1, 2, or 3 sections of garter stitch striping; it’s up to you. :)

I’m really pleased with how it turned out; it’s cute, it’s easy to knit, and it works up quickly with worsted weight yarn. Of course, you don’t have to knit an In Threes Baby Cardi to make one for the special baby in your life; this pattern should match nicely with just about any baby knit that uses garter stitch rows or edging!