Big Wool Basic Beanie by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Big Wool Basic Beanie

November 2020
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 15 - 10.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
87 yards (80 m)
Adult Medium 20" (Adult Large 22").
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This pattern is available for free.

“Instant gratification.”

Warm weather seems to be a long way off. Mornings are frosty, the wind is chilly, the cold is nipping at our nose and ears… Well, we can take care of that! This basic beanie in a bulky wool will be on your head in—if not a few hours—a few nights of knitting. It’s a free pattern, so all you need to do is pick a color and then decide what sort of brim you’d like—the casual, rolled edge featured here? Or maybe a short band of ribbing? Up to you!

For a hat both warm and quick, we love Rowan Big Wool. It’s a woolly mammoth of a yarn at two and a half stitches to the inch (there’s the quick) and 100% merino wool (there’s the warm). We’ve chosen a mellow palette of colors—calm neutrals and a pretty bright.


Adult Medium 20” (Adult Large 22”).
Directions for adult medium size given, with adult large size in parentheses ( ).

1 skein Rowan Big Wool (87 yds/80m each). Sample shown in color 7 Smoky with rolled edge.

US 15 (10mm) 16” circular & double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 13 (9mm) 16” circular needle, or one size smaller than needle used to obtain gauge.
5 stitch markers, 1 in a different color.
Darning needle to finish.

10 sts = 4” in Stockinette Stitch.