Colorblock Beanie

Colorblock Beanie

Looking for another stash buster? These hats use minimal yardage and can be made using as many colors as you'd like. 

The Color Block Hat is a great daily, perfect for keeping the noggin’ warm and gift knitting! Using simple knits and purls, this one is sure to fly off your needles, leaving you wanting to cast on another in a different color combo.

Size: 1 (2, 3)

Finished measurements:
1- Child (15” / 38 cm circumference)
2 - Adult Small (17” / 43 cm circumference)
3 - Adult Large (19” / 48 cm circumference)
Pattern is designed to be worn with 2-5” / 5-13 cm of negative ease to allow a snug fit. * Sample is knit in size 2, to fit a 21” /  53.5 cm head.

Yarn: appx 80-120 yds / 73-110 m each in two contrasting colors of dk weight yarn. These will be noted as color A & color B

Gauge: 12 sts x 12 rows = 2” on larger needles using *k2, p1

US4 / 3.5mm 16” circular needle (or DPNs)
US6 / 4.0mm 16” circular needle (or DPNs)
US6 / 4.0mm 32” circular needle or DPNs for crown shaping
Stitch Marker
Darning Needle
Pom Pom maker (optional)
CO - Cast on
K - Knit
K2tog - Knit 2 stitches together
P - Purl
PM - Place Marker
rnd(s) - Round(s)
ssk - Slip slip knit


With smaller needles and Color A, using the German Twisted Cast-on, CO 96 (108, 120) . Pm, and join to knit in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.

Ribbing: *k2, p1. Rep * to end of round

Repeat previous round until brim measures 1.5” / 4 cm from CO edge (or about 10 rounds)


Change to larger needles and continue with Color A

Round 1: *k2, p1 ; repeat * to end of round

Repeat round 1 until hat measures approximately 2.75 (3, 3.25)" / 7 (7.5, 8.5) cm from cast on edge or about 1/3 of your desired finished height.

Break Color A and attach Color B

*Knit all for one round

Continue with Round 1 until hat measures approximately 7.75 (8.25, 8.75)" / 19.5 (21, 22.5) cm from cast on edge, or roughly 1" / 2.5 cm less than desired height.

Crown Shaping:

Round 1: *k1, ssk ; repeat to end of round
Round 2: knit all
Round 3: k2tog, *ssk, k2tog; repeat until 2 stitches remain. ssk
Round 4: knit all
Round 5: *ssk ; repeat * to end of round

Break yarn leaving a 12” / 30.5 cm tail. Using darning needle, pick up all remaining stitches, remove needle and cinch closed. Weave the tail through the stitches one last time, then tuck through to the wrong side. Weave in all remaining ends.

Block as desired.

Making one for yourself? Tag @afibercollective to share!

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