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Knit Lara Beanie Pattern & Tutorial

Updated: Feb 9, 2020

Just released is the Knit Lara Beanie. In an attempt to make something "Valentine" Related, this design was created with the colors of love... The little purl stitches looks like "Xs" and sure I could have named it "XoXo" or something similar but... When I recorded the video tutorial, I realized I need a name quick!

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Going back just a bit... I've been looking for shows to watch when I'm knitting and crocheting. I found Humans on Amazon and started watching it. It's an older show from 2015 but I got hooked. I love Science Fiction shows/movies. Check it out here if you have Amazon Prime. The gist of the show is:

"In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live."

Anyway the point of all that was how I came up with the name "Lara". One of the main characters in the show is "Laura". So on the spot while I was recording the video tutorial, This name popped up in my head. I don't know why. LOL

The pdf is available for purchase in my shops. You can save it on Ravelry. It's also available on etsy & knitcrate, which are all linked from my Ravelry listing.

If you don't know the basics, you can definitely check out my YouTube Channel for beginner's How to Knit Video Tutorials. Don't see what you need? Let me know and I'll add it to my list! There's so many videos out there, I know you will find the one that's right for you!

I used Lion Brand's Hometown USA in the video. If you prefer their wool blend, check out the Wool Ease Thick and Quick. These are my favorite (affordable) super bulky yarn. I've been using these since I first taught myself to crochet and knit. The pink shades in the photos are the Big Twist Super Bulky Yarn from Joanns.

Oof! Sorry about all the "blah blah blah" but let's get to the pattern! Please note this is for a "Child size"

Here is the full video. Continue to scroll down for the written pattern. I just looked at my analytics yesterday which I don't pay attention to and it says that 83% of my viewers are not subscribed. I am not a pushy person and I don't like to pressure folks but if you enjoy the videos, please "like" it and subscribe. I would appreciate that so much! I'm trying to build my YouTube content.


Yarn - Super Bulky Weight approx. 50 yards mc, 50 yards cc

Needles - 16" Circular Needles: US 13/9mm for the Brim, US 15/10mm for the body

Double Pointed Needles - If you prefer to use DPNs (I don't use it for my beanies)


mc – Main Color

cc – Contrasting Color

co – Cast on

st(s) – Stitch(es)

sl – Slip (purl wise with yarn in back)

k – Knit

ktbl – Knit Through Back Loop

p – Purl

k2tog – Knit 2 Stitches Together

k3tog – Knit 3 Stitches Together

pm – Place Marker

rep – Repeat

rem – Remaining

dpn – Double Pointed Needles


BRIM | US13/9mm Circular Needles

With mc, co 38 sts, add stitch marker and join careful not to twist sts.

*k1, p1 repeating from * around for a total of 5 rounds or as many rounds as you’d like for the desired brim height.

Note: Replace the knit sts with ktbl (video) for a twisted brim. Purl the purl sts as normal.

BODY | US15/10mm Circular Needles

Round 1 (mc): k all sts.

Round 2 (cc): *sl1. k1. Rep from * around.

Round 3 (cc): *sl1, p1. Rep from * around.

Round 4 (mc): k all sts.

Repeat Rounds 1-4 ending after round 4. Repeat until beanie measures (measuring from bottom of brim):

• Fitted: Stop when beanie measures approx. 7.5-8".

• Slouch: Stop when beanie measures approx. 10-11".

Decrease Rounds

Switch to dpns when stitches are too tight on circular needles or try the Modified Magic Loop!

Round 1 (mc): *k3tog, k1. Rep from * around.

Round 2 (cc): *sl1, k1. Rep from * around.

Round 3 (cc): *sl1, p1. Rep from * around.

Round 4 (mc): k all sts.

Round 5 (mc): *k1, k2tog. Rep from * around. k any rem sts.


Cut yarn leaving long tail. Using a tapestry needle, weave through remaining stitches as if to knit and pull tight. Secure and weave in all ends.

Pom Pom

Using an extra-large pom pom maker (or desired size), make pom pom by wrapping yarn around pom maker until full or as thick as you’d like and attach to beanie.

Yarn Pom | Video Tutorial

Faux Fur Pom | Video Tutorial



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