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Wild Child Beanie // Knitting Pattern

Updated: Apr 21, 2020

This is perfect beanie to crossover the seasons. I prefer super chunky knits in the dead of Winter but the closer it gets to Spring our weather is still pretty unpredictable so it's good to be prepared. The fold over brim gives this beanie the versatility to go from a fitted to slouchy style. Even though it is much lighter than the classic chunky Winter beanies it is still warm enough to wear out wandering about. The yarn I chose for this design is kind of unique. It's technically a Category 4 weight although if it were up to me I would have put it in the 5 Category. It's 100% Acrylic but reminiscent of a roving yarn which makes it very cool to work with. This yarn is exclusive to Hobby Lobby and they only make about 5 colors, all of them variegated. Naturally I chose the 'Grays' though there are a couple colorful ones that are equally as stunning if that's more your vibe. So let's do this!


Needles- US - 11 /8.00 MM 16" Circular Needle

Yarn- 89 yds of Category 4 Medium Weight Yarn

(I used Yarn Bee Wildstreak in the color 'Grays' for the one shown)


Tapestry Needle

Cable Needle

Row Counter

Place Marker

Gauge: 2" = 6 sts x 8 rows


K: knit

P: purl

SL: slip

CBL: cable

CO: cast on

FO: fasten off

ST(s): stitch(es)

PM: place marker

P2tog: purl 2 together decrease

K2tog: knit 2 together decrease


Whenever the pattern calls for CBL2b work as follows:

SL the next 2 STS from your left needle onto CBL needle, hold behind at the back of your work, K 2 STS from left needle, K 2 STS from CBL needle


CO 54 STS, join and PM to begin working in the round

Rounds 1-16: *K1, P1* repeat around

Rounds 17-19: *P2, K4, P2, K1* repeat around

Rounds 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44: *P2, CBL2b, P2, K1* repeat around

Rounds 21-23:

*P2, K4, P2, K1* repeat around

Rounds 25-27:

*P2, K4, P2, K1* repeat around

Rounds 29-31:

*P2, K4, P2, K1* repeat around

Rounds 33-35:

*P2, K4, P2, K1* repeat around

Rounds 37-39:

*P2, K4, P2, K1* repeat around

Rounds 41-43:

*P2, K4, P2, K1* repeat around

Rounds 45-47: *P2, K4, P2, K1* repeat around

Round 48: *P2tog, K2tog, K2tog, P2tog, K1* repeat around (30 STS)

Cut your yarn and thread onto tapestry needle. Gather remaining STS and FO. Now sew in your loose ends and yay you're done!! It looks great topped with a pom too if you're into that sort of thing. I made a 3" faux fur one which is also available for purchase in my Etsy Shop.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern! I love to see all your photos so tag

@Indie Fiberart #indiefiberart when sharing your projects on Facebook and Instagram. You may do whatever you like with items made using this pattern however I require you credit me as the designer.


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