Spring Meadow Seed Stitch Beanie


Spring Meadow Seed Stitch Beanie

Spring Meadow Seed Stitch Beanie
Spring Meadow Seed Stitch Beanie

The soft and versatile Spring Meadow Seed Stitch Beanie is the perfect topper for the unpredictable days of spring. This beginner knitting pattern is ideal for someone who wants to try their hand at a knit beanie. The soothing sage color will put your eyes at ease and once you work up this free knit hat pattern, you'll soon be making one for everyone you know. This quick knit also makes a great gift for anyone who loves soft pastel colors. If you are a beginner who wants to learn how to do seed stitch, there is no better way than working up this free knitting pattern.

NotesSize: One size to fit average Adult.
Gauge: 17 stitches and 29 rows = 4" [10 cm] in
Seed Stitch Pattern.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials List

  • Caron® Simply Soft® (6 oz/170.1 g; 315 yds/288 m) Sage (39705) 1 ball
  • Size U.S. 8 (5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge


Cast on 86 stiches (sts).
1st row: (Right Side - RS). *Knit (K)1. Purl (P)1. Repeat (Rep) from * to end of row.
2nd row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows for Seed St Pattern (pat) until work from beginning (beg) measures approximately (approx) 7" [18 cm], ending on a Wrong Side (WS) row.

Shape Top

1st row: (RS). K1. *Purl next 3 sts together (P3tog). (K1. P1) 9 times. Knit next 3 sts together (K3tog). (P1. K1) 9 times. Rep from * once more. P1. 78 sts.
2nd and alternate (alt) rows: *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: K1. *P3tog. (K1. P1) 8 times. K3tog. (P1. K1) 8 times. Rep from * once more. P1. 70 sts.
5th row: K1. *P3tog. (K1. P1) 7 times. K3tog. (P1. K1) 7 times. Rep from * once more. P1. 62 sts.
7th row: K1. *P3tog. (K1. P1) 6 times. K3tog. (P1. K1) 6 times. Rep from * once more. P1. 54 sts.
9th row: K1. *P3tog. (K1. P1) 5 times. K3tog. (P1. K1) 5 times. Rep from * once more. P1. 46 sts.
11th row: K1. *P3tog. (K1. P1) 4 times. K3tog. (P1. K1) 4 times. Rep from * once more. P1. 38 sts.
13th row: K1. *P3tog. (K1. P1) 3 times. K3tog. (P1. K1) 3 times. Rep from * once more. P1. 30 sts.
15th row: K1. *P3tog. (K1. P1) twice. K3tog. (P1. K1) twice. Rep from * once more. P1. 22 sts.
17th row: K1. *P3tog. K1. P1. K3tog. P1. K1. Rep from * once more. P1. 14 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts and fasten securely. Sew center back seam.


Knit next 3 stitches together
Purl next 3 stitches together

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Sorry, I don't understand the pattern. Is the first part "Hat" and then "Shape Top" all one pattern? Or 2 separate? I'm a real beginner! Help!

Hi Bo, "Hat" and "Shape Top" are all part of the same pattern! You start with the "Hat" section, where you knit majority of the hat, and then in the "Shape Top" section, you begin to decrease the top of the hat. We hope this helps, but please let us know if you have any other questions! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

This is very pretty and I love the look. I have made a few without any trouble. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the pattern. It couldn't be the knitter. I recommend this project to anyone including beginners. Don't allow one person to scare you away from trying it. You will love it.

This pattern did not work! When it came to shaping the hat it went downhill from there. This person or whoever doesn't know their math. Very disappointed.

The shaping consists of a 8 stitch decrease every other row, the pattern repeat is 2 stitches, so it does work out. The math does work out, I've made dozens of these hats for the local homeless shelter and have never had a problem with the shaping.

cam I knit this in the round?

You would need to modify the pattern, in order to make it in the round.


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