The Checker Knit Beanie

The Checker Knit Beanie is a soft and stretchy hat that is comfortable and stylish. The cable pattern allows you to create a wide range of designs, while the ribbed band offers warmth. The Checker Knit Beanie is perfect for fall and winter.

Knitters will enjoy the fun and fast pattern, while non-knitters can still enjoy the stylish results. Give it a try!

Whether you are a first-time checker knitter or an experienced crafter, this hat is a fun project to get you started.

The bottom of the hat and the band are knitted flat. Wire twist stitches can be used at the top to create the checker pattern. The band is edged with 1×1 ribbing to keep it warm and in place, while allowing for stretch. You could add beads or tassels to decorate your finish result.

The hat is knitted in one piece. All the techniques are described in the pattern. You will need to be familiar with casting on, knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing, and chart reading to complete this fun knit.

As always, I want you to have complete success when you knit this hat. If you are new to checker knitting patterns, there are a few places in the pattern where I explain things that I recommend you familiarize yourself with first before taking on this project.

The pattern is full of details and photographs to help make it easy to follow. You may find that it goes quickly. You have been warned! Have fun!


1 skein (100 grams) of Berroco Vintage in color #1581 Midnight Blue Heather #1352 Addi Turbo Circular needles (needles 1.5″ size US 5/3.75 mm- used for knitting in the round)


Addi Express Reds (needles 1.5″ size US 4/3.5 mm- used for knitting in the round)

Row counter (optional) Stitch markers Tapestry needle to weave in ends and attach a tassel or beads if desired. Scrap yarn to hold stitches GAUGE: Checker pattern stitch = 2 stitches = 1″/2.5 cm.

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