I wrote this beanie hat pattern last year for a class and it has been a big hit. (with no purling whatsoever, it’s a great second project for a beginner). I cranked out a few last night for holiday gifts, as you can see by the pile:
So here is the super simple pattern in two sizes (beanie size and adult hat size)
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky â€“ 1 skein
16â€ US #11 needles
Set of #11 double pointed needles.
1â€ diameter button
Cast on 55 / 60 sts.
Knit in garter stitch for 3 rows, without joining.
Row 4: K2, YO, K2tog, knit to end.
Rows 5-7: Knit in garter stitch.
Row 8: cast off 5 sts at the beginning of the next row, knit to end of row, pm and continue working in the round until piece measures 4.5 / 5 inches from the beginning.
Row 1: *K8 (K9), k2tog, repeat from * to the end.
Row 2: *K7 (K8), K2tog, repeat from * to the end.
Continue to shape the crown as set up above, decreasing 5 stitches each round, until only 5 sts remain. Cut yarn and thread through remaining sts, Attach button and weave in all ends.