Quynn beanie hat - knitting pattern

Quynn’s impish charm comes from the combination of chullo-style earflaps – perfectly integrated with the body of the Hat and worked using simple increases and decreases – and a gentle pixie point.

Worked in aran weight and with six sizes provided, it knits up fast enough to kit out the whole family.

Sample shown in Noro Kureyon [110yd/101m per 50g; 100% Wool]; shown in size 20in/51cm on model with 20.5in/52cm circumference head.

Sizes: To fit 14 [16, 18, 20, 22, 24] in/ 35.5 [40.75, 45.75, 51, 55.75, 61] cm (Finished size: 11.5 [12.75, 15.25, 16.25, 19.25, 20.75] in/ 29.25 [32.5, 38.75, 41.25, 49, 52.75] cm)

Skills required: Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases.


  • Written instructions
  • Illustrated tutorials for Cable cast-on & Knitting in the round
  • Pattern in metric and imperial measurements

Materials you need at home:

  • 49 [63, 84, 102, 144, 178] yd/46 [58, 77, 94, 132, 164] m Aran weight, single ply yarn (Gauge 17 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm over St.St / 16 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter.St)
  • 34yd/31m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
  • Set 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker as necessary
  • Tapestry needle
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