Little Things Beanie by Pamela Kay

Little Things Beanie

January 2021
The Yarn And Us DK Donegal Tweed Minis
The Yarn And Us DK Donegal Tweed
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, worked in the round, using larger needles and blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
69 - 368 yards (63 - 336 m)
Newborn, Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult 1, 2, 3
low vision format available
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“I believe in little things that you can hardly see…and just how big little things can be.” (Little Things, Joseph G. Raposo)

LITTLE THINGS BEANIE is knit bottom up beginning with a twisted rib. Different colors alternate throughout, while elongated stitches reach into the previous color. Little twists of stitches create texture and make for an engaging knit! Seven sizes from Newborn to Adult 27” (70 cm) are provided and utilize different amounts of mini skeins creating endless possibilities. Options are included for a folded brim, as well as more slouch!

Newborn, Toddler, Child (Teen, Adult 1, 2, 3)

To Fit Head Circumference:
13, 15, 18 (20, 22, 25, 27)
33, 38, 45 (50, 57, 63, 70) cm


Finished Measurements:

SizeCircumferenceRegular Brim HeightFolded Brim Height
24 cm15 cm18 cm
30 cm17 cm20 cm
37 cm17 cm20 cm
42 cm23 cm29 cm
Adult 119”10.25”12.5”
48 cm26 cm32 cm
Adult 221.5”11.25”13.5”
55 cm29 cm35 cm
Adult 324”12.5”14.75”
61 cm32 cm38 cm

Gauge: 19 stitches & 29 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette using larger needles and blocked

Recommended Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) and US 8 (5.0mm) 16”/40 cm circular & DPNs if not using magic loop

Notions: stitch marker, tapestry needle, scissors, cable needle (optional)

This beanie is designed for a DK weight yarn. I used The Yarn and Us DK Donegal Tweed, 85% SW Merino Wool/15% Donegal Nylon NEPS (231yds / 211 meters, 100 g), Mini Skeins (46yd/42m, 20g). I recommend solids and tonals to allow the texture to shine.

Regular Brim:

SizeNewbornToddlerChildTeenAdult 1Adult 2Adult 3

Folded Brim:

SizeNewbornToddlerChildTeenAdult 1Adult 2Adult 3

Knitting in the round, increases, decreases, twisted stitches, and elongated stitches.

This pattern is easily customized! Stripes can be made using two or more colors and alternating them in any combination. You might also choose to knit your beanie in all one color and with a folded brim!

The height of the brim and slouch of the beanie can be easily lengthened by working additional repeats. Instructions are provided within the pattern. Please note that this modification will change the amount of yardage needed.

Low Vision Accessibility: This pattern is available in a low vision accessible format as a separate PDF with the pattern file name: LVA ALL CAPS. It is written in 24 point Arial font in all black text on a white background. All text is left-justified and has no italics. All of the directions are fully written out. Charts are included, but not needed to complete the pattern. #LowVision

Screen Reader Compatibility: This pattern is also available in a screen reader compatible format as a separate PDF with the pattern file name: SRA ALL CAPS. It does not contain any parentheses, and it has been reviewed and tested to work with a screen reader. Special thanks to Renee Van Hoy for her guidance.

See pictures of other Little Things Beanies and share pictures of your own progress on Instagram with the hashtag #LittleThingsBeanie. Be sure to tag @ATouchOfHazel too!

Pattern is fully written and charted
Pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested.