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Out Loud Beanie

Out Loud Beanie

O.M.G. Just LOOK at this beanie. So bright, so pink, so LOUD. This is a beanie that is not afraid to stand out in a crowd. Scroll down for the free pattern, and get the yarn below!

The Out Loud Beanie hand knit beanie by Bellish
Ball of yarn with artistically laid strand

Worsted weight wool makes this hat extra cozy, while also adding definition to the structured Purse Stitch lace.

To create this beanie here are some of our suggestions:

Cast on

Use US size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles (16 in / 40 cm length).

CO 104 stitches using your preferred cast on style. Join to work in the round, and place marker to indicate the BOR.

Rib

2x2 Rib Round 1
[k2, p2] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Next Rounds
Repeat 2x2 rib pattern until rib measures 2 in / 5 cm.

Body

Transition to US size 7 / 4.5 mm circular needles and begin the body section of the beanie as follows.

Purse Stitch Round 1
[yo, p2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Purse Stitch Round 2
[k2tog, yo] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Next Rounds
Repeat 1-2 until 4.5 in / 11.5 cm from start of purse stitch.

Knit 1 round in stockinette stitch.

Decreases

When working the decreases, transition to double pointed needles when the stitches can no longer reach comfortably around the circular needle.

Round 1
[k11, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 2
Knit.

Round 3
[k10, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 4
Knit.

Round 5
[k9, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 6
[k8, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 7
[k7, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 8
[k6, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 9
[k5, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 10
[k4, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 11
[k3, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 12
[k2, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 13
[k, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 14
Repeat k2tog to the end of round.

Finishing

Cut working yarn, leaving a long tail. Pull the tail through the remaining stitches and pull the top closed tightly. Draw the working yarn through the top center of the hat (to the inside) and weave it in securely on the inside of the beanie. Weave in any remaining ends.

A tutorial on how to make your own pompom is available on our blog!

Yarn

Worsted
weight |
10 ply

Main Color:

158 meters / 173 yards

Gauge

20 stitches and 26 rows in over 4 in / 10 cm with 7 US / 4.5 mm needles

Needles

Circular 7 US / 4.5 mm

Circular 5 US / 3.75 mm

Notions

Darning / wool needle

Size

This pattern is knit to fit an adult. If you would like to knit a different size, or to change anything else about the pattern, download Bellish for free to customize your own beanie.

Info
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Base illustration showing measurements

Head Circumference:

20.75 in / 53.0 cm

Height:

9.25 in / 23.5 cm

Negative Ease:

3 in / 7.5 cm

BOR: Beginning of round

CO: Cast on

DEC: Decrease/decreased/decreases

INC: Increase/increased/increases

K: Knit

K2TOG: Knit two stitches together (decrease 1 stitch)

M: Marker/s

P: Purl

P2TOG: Purl two together

PM: Place Marker

REP: Repeat

ST: Stitch

STS: Stitches

YO: Wrap yarn around the needle to create an extra stitch (it will leave an intentional hole)

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Base
Beanie
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sections

Body Fitted

Ribbing Flat

With Pompom

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embellishment
Purse Stitch
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yarn
Worsted
weight
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size
24 in / 61 cm
The Out Loud Beanie by Bellish beanie illustration