KNITTING PATTERN: Wildwood Beanie, Easy Ribbed Knit Hat Pattern, Easy Super Bulky and Light Bulky Weight Yarn Ribbed Hat Knitting Pattern


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This classic ribbed beanie is perfect for those who prefer a hat without a pom pom. The folded brim allows you to adjust the hat to be as fitted or poufy at the top as you prefer. Mirrored decreases add a little something special to this classic unisex style.

This pattern is written for light bulky, bulky, and super bulky yarn. Exact materials used are listed below and in the pattern, and is a great website where you can find similar alternatives.

Be sure to check yardage of your yarn to the yardage requirements. One skein of bulky or super bulky might not be enough for this pattern, depending on yarn you're using.

You can find video support for the decrease stitches in this pattern on my Youtube Channel, which is linked in the pattern.

-- Materials Needed --
US9/5.5mm 16" circular needles + DPNs
We Are Knitters The Petite Wool, Malabrigo Mecha, or similar light bulky (weight 5) yarn - 125 yards
Pictured: We Are Knitters The Petite Wool

US10.5/6.5mm 16" circular needles + DPNs
Baah Sequoia, Malabrigo Noventa, Indie-dyed single ply bulky (weight 5) yarn - 100 yards

US13/9mm 16" circular needles + DPNs
Baah Mammoth, Malabrigo Rasta, or similar super bulky (weight 6) yarn - 90 yards
Pictured: Baah Mammoth "Puns & Roses"

4 stitch markers (one in a different color to mark BOR)
Darning needle

-- Level --
Advanced Beginner/Easy
You'll need to know how to knit, purl, and four different decreases which are demonstrated in a video tutorial linked in the pattern.

This pattern is knitted in the round, from bottom up.

-- Language --

-- Size --
Adult (18-23" head circumference)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Occasionally I can accept custom orders, depending on supply availability and capacity. Please send a message with what you're looking for and I'll respond back to let you know if it's possible. Typically I cannot accept custom orders during my busiest time in November through mid-December. If I can accept a custom request, you'll be sent a listing to purchase, and work will begin once the item has been paid for. I will provide an estimated turnaround time at the time of your order, typically 2-4 weeks.

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Care instructions

- Hand wash cold in gentle detergent, reshape and air dry flat.
- Do not put in washing machine or dryer, as this will cause your wool item to felt.
- Remove pom pom before washing for best results (pom pom can be removed by untying from inside).
- Fluff pom pom to refresh by gently brushing with comb or cool heat from a hair dryer.

All wool will stretch over time. If you feel your hat has gotten too stretched out, follow the instructions above to wash it, then reshape it to desired shape, and allow to dry. This should reshape it to its original size.

Sizing details

Detailed measurements of each item are provided in each listing description. Hats are made with chunky merino wool or wool. Hats will be fitted on medium/larger heads with taller foreheads, or slouchy/tall on smaller/medium heads with short foreheads. If you are looking for a very small or very large size, message me and I might be able to customize the fit for you.

If you have any questions about sizing or fit, feel free to send me a message! All listings include a video of the fit on my own head (which is larger, with a tall forehead).

All wool will stretch over time. If your hat feels small (especially at the brim) when it arrives, know that it will stretch over time (after a few wears) and mold to your head shape.

Returns and Exchanges

Due to USPS delays in 2020-2022 along with hygiene factors related to COVID-19, returns are not accepted. Please don't hesitate to message me with any questions or concerns about your order and we'll work together to make it right.

If you have any questions about sizing, fit, or materials before your order, I'm more than happy to send you more info, pics or even a video. I typically respond to messages within an hour or two, so don't hesitate to reach out if you're unsure before you order!

I need a new pom pom!

Lost your pom pom or maybe your pet ate it? Or maybe you just want an additional color so you can switch it out? Send me a message to order a new one.

Materials & Sources

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Easy to follow pattern.

As a beginner knitter this pattern really challenged my skills which is good. I need to push myself to learn. I had to read the pattern several times to understand the decrease but I finally got it. There are a few mistakes in this hat but I will definitely be making this again. It is a cute hat.

Great pattern. This is such a great style. I received so many compliments on it and it's a great unisex style.

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