Sumner beanie hat - knitting pattern

Circles disappear with perfect precision into the crown of this beanie that features a deep folded brim and clever tucks. The stitches add shape while the 4ply yarn ensures there is no bulk which makes this a year-round Hat to knit and wear.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl stitches, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, provisional cast-on, joining live stitches, picking up stitches, knitted tucks

 30 sts x 44 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.5mm needles over St.St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 17 (19, 21, 23) in/ 43.25 (48.25, 53.25, 58.5) cm (Finished size 15 (17, 19.25, 21.25) in/ 38 (43.25, 49, 54) cm)
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional cast-on, Picking up Sts & Joining Live Sts

Materials you need at home:

  • 168 (220, 279, 346) yd/154 (201, 255, 317) m 4ply/fingering/sock weight, multi-plied yarn (Sample shown in BabyLongLegs Semi~Precious 4ply (437yd/400m per 100g; 50% Merino, 50% Silk))
  • 47yd/43m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 2.5mm/UK--/US 1½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
  • Shown in size 21in/51cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head
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