29 Dec 2008 @ 10:13 AM 

Beanie with a Bill pattern


This beanie was so popular when Bella wore it that I had to make several more before I left Portland this Christmas Holiday. It’s very simply and quite warm. Initially, my nephew asked me to duplicate a hat he had that was worn out and had a competing patch on it (KTM). I found a Yamaha patch, did a few test beanies and came up with this pattern. I have knit 5 of these so far. 2 black, one pink, one turquoise, and one green.


Bill templateOne skein (should make two beanies) Caron Simply Soft brites
Size 6 (US) circulars 16″.
Plastic bill (I cut bill from plastic folder at Staples and hot glued two together for strength)
Sewing thread
Sewing needle
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker
Bill= 8 inches tip to tip, width at crest 2 inches, arch is 3.5 inches.

Bill modifications care of  amandajewls on Ravelry.  Thanks Amandajewls!  To draw the bill:   Draw a straight line and mark two points 8 inches apart. Do another mark half way between these points. Now draw a line perpendicular at the half way mark. On the perpendicular line mark 2 inches AND 3.5 inches. These mark the arch points for the bill. Mark 2 is the forehead. 3.5 is away from the head.

Beanie AssemblyCast on 80 stitches. Place marker, join (careful not to twist).
Row 1: K2, P2, *K2, P2* to end.
Row 2: Repeat row one making 2 x 2 rib for 1/2 inch.
Note: This beanie is doubled up as a tube
Row 6 (approximately): *K1, M1, K1, P2* to end. Making K3, P2 rib.
Row 7: *K3, P2*, to end.
Continue to 14 inches or desired size. To check size, place doubled tube on desired head and make sure you have a good size. There should only be a small uncovered circle at the top.
Decrease until you have 80 stitches again.
Begin at marker, *K1, K2tog, p2* repeat to end.
Repeat this row 4 times.
Bind off loosely.

Beanie AssemblyTop: Cast on 13 stitches with double strand of yarn on Size 6.
Row 1: K1, YO, Knit to last stitch, YO, K1.
Row 2: K1, Knit through back loop of YO, Knit to 2 stitches before end, Knit through back loop of YO, K1.
Row 3: Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three more times.
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: Knit
Row 12: K1, K2tog, Knit to 3 stitches before end, K2tog, K1.
Row 13: Knit
Row 14: Repeat Row 12.
I ended up with about 26 rows for my top but you may find you need more or less. I wrote this part of the pattern backwards and my top was done when I wrote this up. As you are knitting, hold the top up to your opening for the top and make sure the size you have will fit into the opening you have.
Continue until you have thirteen stitches left.
Bind of loosely. Cut yarn about 36 inches (for stitching top to hat).

Beanie AssemblyPlace bill inside tube down to the bottom and turn out so it’s a bill.Beanie Assembly
Stitch with thread in place across the bill. Make sure the tube has the cast on edge and bind off edges together before stitching bill in place. If they don’t match up, cut the stitches and replace the bill. (I had to do this a few times before I figured it out).
Thread tapestry needle with double strand of cut yarn from the top of the hat. Using desired stitch, stitch top to bind off and cast on edges together.
Weave in ends nicely and you can have a completely reversible hat with a bill.

Beanie Assembly

M1 = Lift bar between two knit stitches onto left needle and knit through the back of this loop.

Beanie AssemblyYamaha BeanieCharlotteBella on Christmas

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Categories: Bella, Knitting, Patterns
Posted By: loopykd
Last Edit: 22 Jun 2009 @ 06 52 AM


Responses to this post » (30 Total)

  1. Nancyje said...
    12:55 pm - December 29th, 2008

    This is hat is really cute. Thank you for sharing.

  2. staceyjoy said...
    8:08 pm - December 29th, 2008

    Nice! I’ve always been a little afraid to try the bill thing! It really works well here!

  3. Margaret Smith said...
    7:40 am - January 5th, 2009

    Thank you for the excellent pattern. Do you have an approximate size for the bill template?

  4. Valerie said...
    8:53 am - January 28th, 2009

    I love the look of this pattern I have a step-daughter who wears these type of hats, I would love to have a copy of this pattern and the bill but for some reason I just cant’ t seem to be able to print it out could you e-mail me the pattern. We recently lost her sister to murder , so I would love to do something special for her. Thank-you

  5. Diana said...
    11:01 am - February 10th, 2009

    Hi… how can I get the patterns for the black and blue hats in the pictures? Please help me. Thanks

  6. itreycee said...
    4:37 pm - February 19th, 2009

    I can’t wait to make this hat! This may be the best hat with a brim I have seen yet. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Iggy said...
    2:58 pm - February 23rd, 2009

    Some of the hats look different, or is that just me? Either way, I have to make a new hat since I can’t find/lost my old one and this looks awesome

  8. Anna said...
    12:35 pm - March 21st, 2009

    Hi, Karen
    A friend e-mailed your pattern to me, but I am unable to print it. Is there anything I can do? This is a great-looking hat, and I’d like to show it to a woman at the senior center where I teach. She has been looking for a similar hat.
    Thanks for any help.

  9. Tammi said...
    11:39 am - July 25th, 2009

    I greatly admire your vision in creating this pattern. I can’t see the outcome in my head when I begin a project. I used a combination of two different color acrylics in conjunction with a mohair. It looks fabulous! The pattern allows for variability in size, shape and design…. thanks a million stitches!

  10. melissa said...
    9:25 pm - August 27th, 2009

    Love this pattern already have plans to make at least 6! Had problems printing the pattern so i did a copy and paste to a word doc. that worked out ok just no pics.
    Thanks so much!

  11. Ann said...
    4:04 pm - October 30th, 2009

    Hi, I love your hat. Could not print it but I would love to get a copy of your pattern. Is there some way to do this. Thank you, Ann

  12. stacy said...
    11:11 am - November 19th, 2009

    hey. i didn’t know wher to get the folders. can u tell me? Also, i didn’t know if the folders were plastic or paper. Which one is it?

    stacy :)

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    11:15 am - November 19th, 2009

    Youknow what? Ive found that crotcheting a top to the hat works just as well. Thanx!!!:p

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