Spiral Beanie Knit Pattern

The spiral beanie is a beginner friendly and quick to work up knitting pattern. This pattern uses a bulky wool blend yarn making the hat warm and quick to work up.

This hat pattern is slightly slouchy and is extra stretchy due to the stitch pattern. A perfect hat if you like a looser fitting hat. The spiral knit hat is fun to work up and looks good in any colour. Try mixing it up and making the brim of the hat a different colour than the body of the hat.

You can purchase the inexpensive ad-free printable PDF version on Ravelry here or find it here on Esty

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Spiral Beanie Pattern

Materials

Notes

  • This pattern is written for an adult if you would like other sizes please purchase the inexpensive PDF version here.
  • Pattern is created in multiples of 4
  • If you would like the beanie to be more slouchy knit extra rounds to increase the length of the hat.
  • If you would like the hat to be less slouchy decrease the number of round you knit.

Abberviations

K: Knit
p: Purl
k2tog: Knit 2 together
* Repeat anything in the asterisk until end of the round

gauge

2.25 stitch/ 1 inch x 3 rows/ 1 inch

Pattern

Adult Size

Cast on 48 stitches using the long tail cast on method. Join to work in the round and place marker.

Brim of the hat

Row 1-6: *K1, P1*

Body of the hat

Row 7: *Knit 3, p1*

Row 8: *Knit 3, p1*

Row 9: P1, *K3, P1*, K3

Row 10: P1, *K3, P1*, K3

Row 11: K1, P1, *K3, P1*, K2

Row 12: K1, P1, *K3, P1*, K2

Row 13: K2, P1 *K3, P1*, K1

Row 14: K2, P1 *K3, P1*, K1

Row 15-22: Repeat rows 7-14

Row 23-26: Repeat rows 7-10

Row 27: *K3, K2tog*, K3

Row 28: Knit all the way around

Row 29: *k2, k2tog*, K3

Row 30: Knit all the way around.

SWITCH TO DPN’s

Row 31: *k1, k2tog*

Row 32: Knit all the way around

Row 33: k2tog

Cut a long tail and weave through the remaining stitches on the needle to close off. 

Weave in ends and you’re done! Now you can add a pom pom if you would like. You can purchase faux fur pom poms here!

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This pattern is an original pattern by Meg Hardison of The Northern Moose. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. Please do not reprint this pattern on your site. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use, but please do not sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me Meg Hardison and link back to The Northern Moose Blog. Permission is not granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

This Post Has 51 Comments

  1. Megan L

    If I were to make the hat more slouchy, what portion of the pattern should I repeat and do I do this before or after rows 23-26? I’m not sure if it matters but I’d hate to have to rip out.

    1. northernmoose

      So the pattern is worked over 8 rows. It depends on how slouchy you would like it. So row 27 you could continue with the pattern. rows 24-27 say to repeat rows 7-10 you can continue after repeating row 10 and repeat rows 11-14 to make it more slouchy. Let me know if you have anymore questions.

  2. Stella

    Hi, is it possible to use the spiral beanie pattern for a scarf?

    1. northernmoose

      I would think you could do that. Just make sure your width is a multiple of 4 and then just follow the pattern. But since I’ve never tested it, I’m not sure how the final product would look.

  3. Tish Mehalow

    I love this hat. Unfortunately, my stitch count does not come out right. Could you please tell me where I am going wrong? By my calculations, round 27 starts with 48 stitches and ends with 39 stitches on the needles.(9 stitch decrease for *K3,K2tog* repeats)
    No change for Round 28, so stitch count is still 39.
    Round 29. Start with 39 stitches. After 9 repeats of *K2,K2tog*, stitch count is 30.
    Round 30: Stitch count remains at 30.
    Round 31 is my problem. I can’t see how I can work even multiples of *k1,k3tog* into my stitch count of 30. Could you please respond with the correct stitch count at the end of each round? Can’t wait to try this again after frogging the first attempt.

    1. northernmoose

      Hello,

      So sorry the k3tog was a typo, it should have been k2tog. First decrease round ends with 39 stitches, next decrease round 30, the k1, k2tog ends with 20.

      I am truly sorry for the confusion.

  4. Maree

    I have just found this beanie pattern and love the look. Before I start could I please clarify the details mentioned above by Tish. I have added to your pattern her results in parentheses after reading your response July 15 re k3tog typo. Q1. Was that typo in Round 31 and has now been amended to k2tog in the pattern? Q2. First decrease row is 27? Q3. Row 31 ends with 20sts so in Row 33 do we k2tog all the way around? Sorry for such a long question, I want to understand it all before I begin! Loving the look of this beanie and keen to start. Thankyou so much, Maree
    Row 27: *K3, K2tog*, K3 (starts with 48sts, ends with 39)
    Row 28: Knit all the way around (ends with 39)
    Row 29: *k2, k2tog*, K3 (starts with 39 ends with 30sts)
    Row 30: Knit all the way around (stays at 30sts)

    1. northernmoose

      Hello,
      Thank you for your kind words!
      Ok so
      A1: The typo was in row 27 I have now fixed it. It should read *k2, k2tog* k3
      A2:yes the first decrease row is row 27
      A3: yes row 33 you k2tog all the way around

      I hope that answered your questions. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

  5. Debbie

    Hello, thanks so much for this wonderful pattern!

    I see in the previous comments you have been addressing stitch count. I’m on my second attempt at row 27 . I have 48 stitches on the needle, with the *k2, k2tog* k3, I knit around with the k2, k2tog repeat, but when I approach my marker, I have 4 stitches remaining not 3. When I do the math, 48 total stitches – the k3 at the end = 45 stitches. The repeat as written involves 4 stitches. 45/4 does not make an equal number.

    I think what you said you originally had for row 27: *K3, k2tog* k3, is correct. I ended up with 39 stitches!

    1. northernmoose

      Thank you! I will fix that now!

  6. Angela

    Hi I just knit your wonderful hat. It looks gorgeous. Thank you so much for your kindness and patience, after your prior corrections I was able to knit in a few hours without issue.
    Happy New Year!!

  7. Ella

    The pattern i bought says to cast on 44 stitches, the one on your web site says cast on 48 stitches for Adult hat. i guess the only difference is it would be bigger.

    1. northernmoose

      The pattern you purchased is the most updated version of the pattern.

  8. Andrea

    I am very new to knitting. I don’t know how to knit anything round. Is it possible to knit this pattern and then “sew” it to be round? Sorry if this is a dumb question. I really love the way this beanie looks.

    1. northernmoose

      Hello!
      Your question is not dumb at all!
      Unfortunately the pattern would have to be changed to be able to knit it flat and then sew it into a hat.
      If you’d like you can contact me through the contact form on this page and I can try and assist you better through email!

  9. Lynn

    Hello. What is your gauge on this pattern? (So tight knitters like me can adjust!)

    I just discovered your lovely web site – always nice to find Canadian designers.

    1. northernmoose

      Hello,
      The gauge is 2.25 stitches per inch and 3 rows per inch.
      Have a wonderful day!

  10. Patti

    I just finished making this hat with the same yarn that you used and the same sized needles. Maybe I knit tighter than you, but I would like it to be a little looser. Could I just add 4 stitches and have the pattern come out the same? I love the hat.

    1. northernmoose

      So sorry for the delayed response. Yes you can add 4 stitches and the hat will come out the same!

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