Knit a couple Pearl a couple.

I haven't made any beanies in a couple years. The ones I used to make would have the bottoms that rolled up. I have a bunch of people who want one, but dont like the rolled bottom. I have been working on one all day and can't seem to get the ridge bottom to work. I will knit a couple and then pearl a couple. I have started over at least 5 times cause I just cant seem to get that to work for me.

Does anyone have any other suggestions or ideas.


YarnGuy716's picture

Definitely the London Beanie
It has a simple ribbing at the bottom so it does not roll up. It's a favorite among my brothers, friends, uncles and dad too.

Wonartist66's picture

Whatever you cast on even number, you can 2x2 do 3x3 ribbing (knit2, Purl2 around) depend on whet number you cast on. Most time about 1 inch of bottom that could help you not to rolled bottom of the hat. For example, if you cast on 114 or 126 (I like fine gauge) I knit with size 3 needle. I do rib 3x3 but most worst weight yarn 2x2 rib will be fine!

Hope this working for you!


Thomasknits's picture

For 2X2 ribbing, make sure your cast on is divisible by 4. If you want, you can do 1X1 ribbing and you'd need a number divisible by 2, or for 3X3 you would need a number divisible by 6.


kevyoga1970's picture

This is my absolutely mostest favorite hat pattern in the whole world

I have made about a million of them. The decreases on the top are perfectly crown shaped. If you use the basic formula, you can do anything. I'm a tight knitter, so I usually cast on 108 instead of her recommended cast on. When you get to the decreases you just divide into fourths. Sometimes I knit more ribbing so it can fold up. Sometimes I add a fair isle band. You can knit more rows before you start the decreases to you can make a slouchy hat.