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Garter Rib Beanie

By: Marie Segares for
Garter Rib Beanie
Garter Rib Beanie
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The Garter Rib Beanie is a beautiful knit hat pattern perfect for someone looking for an easy pattern that won't take a lot of time or energy to complete. You can work up this attractive knit beanie and wear it season after season. The pompom on the top of the hat really gives this piece something special. Plus, the versatile gray color will work with practically everything in your wardrobe. This beanie is knit in the round from the brim to the crown. You will be so pleased with the finished product and before you know it, your friends will be asking you to work one up for them! This bulky knit hat pattern will keep you warm and stylish all day long.

NotesThis beanie is knit in the round from the brim to the crown.
Slip marker each round.


Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge15 sts x 24 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) diameter. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Finished SizeAdult Small: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference, 8” (20.5 cm) length.

Materials List

  • Bernat Maker Home Dec (72% cotton/28% nylon, 8.8 oz/250 g/317 yd/290 m) – 1 skein each in 11019 Pebble Beach, or approximately 317yd (290 m) in any bulky weight, cotton blend yarn.
  • US Size 10.5/6.5 mm 40” (100 cm) circular knitting needles (or set of DPNs, for small circumference knitting in the round), or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Clover Pom-Pom Maker – Extra Large (optional)


Starting at brim, CO 76 sts.
Set Up Row: K across, pm, join and begin working in the round, being careful not to twist.
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: K around.
Rep Rnds 1 & 2 until hat measures approximately 7” (18 cm) from brim.

Decrease towards crown

Rnd 3: K2tog, p2tog, *k2tog, p2, k2, p2; rep from * around. (65 sts)
Rnd 4: K2, *k1, k2tog, k4; rep from * around. (56 sts)
Rnd 5: K1, p1, *k1, p1, k2tog, p2; rep from * around. (47 sts)
Rnd 6: K2, *k3, k2tog; rep from * around. (38 sts)
Rnd 7: K1, p1, *k2tog, k1, p1; rep from * around. (29 sts)
Rnd 8: K2, *k1, k2tog; rep from * around. (20 sts)
Rnd 9: K2tog around. (10 sts)


Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm). Thread yarn tail through yarn needle. Pull yarn tail firmly through remaining stitches several times, drawing tightly to close crown. Remove sts from needles. With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
Follow manufacturer’s instructions to create pom pom using pom-pom maker.
With yarn needle and yarn tails from tying pom pom, secure pom pom to hat by weaving yarn tails in on inside of hat. Weave in remaining ends and fasten off.

  1. Alternate view (click image to enlarge)

  2. Alternate view (click image to enlarge)


cast on
knit 2 sts together
purl 2 sts together
place marker
repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated

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I think the real star of this pattern is the variegated yarn. It adds interest to a simple pattern and shows off the cute little pompom on top. Really nice basic pattern.

This shouldn't take much time at all to make. It would be a great last minute stocking stuffer or one of those "Oh, my goodness, it's cold this weekend!" projects. I am thinking of making it in a solid color rather than the variegated yarn it's shown in. I think this is going to be one of those "go to" patterns when I need something quick to work on.


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