North Lyme beanie hat - knitting pattern

How do you make a slouchy Hat elegant? With a fine-grained textural stitch, silky yarn and an intriguing envelope finish. Then again, if you want the texture without the slouch, there’s a neat beanie version that offers structured crown shaping and a deep folded brim.

Written and charted instructions are provided for a range of five sizes. The Hat is worked bottom-up in the round, and finished with Kitchener stitch.

Skills required:
 Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, joining live sts, Kitchener stitch

24 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over St.St. 
 24 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over Body stitch Pattern


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 16 (18, 20, 21, 23) in/ 40.5 (45.75, 51, 53.25, 58.5) cm (Finished size 14.5 (16, 17.25, 18.5, 20) in/ 36.75 (40.5, 43.75, 47, 51) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions

Materials you need at home:

  • Slouchy 180 (214, 240, 274, 308) yd/165 (193, 217, 247, 278) m sport weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Anzula Oasis (375yd/343m per 100g; 70% Camel, 30% Silk))

  • Beanie 139 (173, 206, 240, 281) yd/127 (158, 189, 220, 257) m yarn
50yd/46m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 2.75mm/UK12/US2 & 3mm/UK11/US2½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • 3mm crochet hook

  • Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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