Knitting pattern: instant download pdf. The Andes beanie is knit in the round, using one size of circular needles (US10; or 6mm). It is a modern take on a traditional Aran motif, and gives impressive results for what are easy to follow instructions! This pattern would suit improver knitters who would like to try an all-over motif, or experienced knitters who enjoy seeing a pattern flow from ribbing to crown.
The hat is sized for an adult, but instructions are given on adjusting the stitch count to create a smaller or larger hat. Gauge is not hugely important for this beanie; the fabric has some stretch and is a forgiving fit.
This hat was written for Drops Andes yarn; but should give a good result with a similar chunky yarn. One 100g skein should be enough for one hat, I would suggest a requirement of 95 metres/105 yards of yarn. A cable needle will also make the pattern easy to work for beginners, but experienced knitters can do without it. Also required are a stitch marker (to show the beginning of the row), and a knitter's sewing needle, for weaving in the ends when you are finished.
The hat is seamless, as it is knit in the round, and is super soft and comfortable to wear! This hat is sized to suit an adult head, and measures around 18 inches/46 cm in circumference (unworn). From brim to crown it measures 8 inches/21 cm unworn.
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Jan 7, 2023
Really happy with this pattern and how it knit up. The cables are just so pretty and though I don’t love knitting cables these were well worth it. I was very happy with the crown decreases too - especially in a bulky yarn it can be hard to get those looking good and sitting nice and flat, and these were perfect. The only thing I’d have liked is row gauge. Mine worked out perfectly in the yarn I used but I often use a different weight yarn for a pattern. It’s easy enough to adapt stitch count (and the pattern tells you how), but I’d like to know if you could add another full pattern repeat, if using a lighter yarn for example, and row gauge would help with that. But not a major problem, and I have the yarn to make more, which I’ll definitely do!
Nov 4, 2022
I love the hat (and really enjoyed knitting with the luxuriously soft yarn I chose - Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande - since Drops yarn isn’t sold in the US.) The pattern was very well written and easy to follow. I inly found one small error - Row 2 of the decrease section says 36 sts remain and I had 35 after counting 3 times. The rest of the pattern worked out as written so I think it is simply a typo. I’ve struggled with a cable pattern before that abbreviated when to put the cable hook in front or back, so I appreciated this pattern writing it out each time! A minor disappointment is that I wish the hat covered more of my ears. I had 32 grams of Yarn left, so I probably knit too tightly and will add 2 rows to the ribbing & use size 10.5 needle for the body of the hat next time. The hat is pretty & I recommend this pattern.
Mar 10, 2020
Feb 20, 2018
Love this hat! Knitting was enjoyable and the pattern was easy to follow. Thank you for a great beanie pattern!