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Basic, Ribbed Knit Hat Pattern – Advent Beanie

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Is it Fall? Are you prepping for Fall and Holiday Markets? Look no further than my latest knit hat pattern! Introducing the Advent Beanie; an easy, ribbed, matching knit hat pattern. Utilizing simple stitches, this knit hat pattern is perfect for beginner and seasoned knitters alike.

Plus, if you’re looking for a cozy and chic scarf to keep you warm on any and all winter days, the matching Advent Scarf is exactly what you need!


Fall is my busy season. It’s really the busy season for any maker who makes and sells handmade hats, scarves, cowls, and winter wear in general. It’s the time people are actually looking to buy cold weather gear.

As I was going through thinking about what styles of beanies I wanted to offer this year at my markets, I knew I wanted a simple, ribbed, knit beanie in my line up, preferably one that took one skein or less to make. I also knew I needed to be able to make it in a short enough amount of time to make it profitable… and from that came the Advent Beanie!

But what good is a hat without a matching scarf? So I set out to make an elegant, but simple scarf to match my newest beanie obsession. The Advent Scarf is super cozy, works up beautifully, and looks beautiful with any winter outfit. You can check out that pattern here!

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Beanie Pattern Details

The Advent Beanie is a great staple knit hat pattern. It is worked in 1 seamless piece and has a beautiful and easy decrease that gives your hat a beautiful finish. Plus with the option to make your beanie with or without a folded brim, the pattern is customizable to you! The beanie pattern has instructions for 8 different sizes, newborn through Adult Male, so it can fit everyone in your family.

Difficulty Level

This knit hat pattern is perfect for an advanced-beginner knitter. It uses basic stitches and has an easy technique used in the decrease rows that gives it it’s beautiful finish. I also have pattern notes written at the beginning of the pattern that serve as helpful reminders for any of the areas that could be tricky.


Because this is a beanie pattern, i.e. a sized pattern, gauge is going to be an important piece. It is important to complete a gauge swatch if you want to ensure your finished beanie actually turns out to be the size you are making. I do provide you with gauge in the pattern and I highly recommend making a gauge swatch before you get started.


Coming in 8 Sizes, from Newborn to Adult Males, this knit hat pattern has a size to fit everyone! My niece, as seen in the pictures, is 2.5 years old and I made the Toddler size. As you can see, it fits her beautifully! In addition, for each size listed in the pattern, I do give a circumference size for the finished beanie and I would highly recommend using that to determine which size to make for your little one.


For this knit hat pattern I use Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, but if you don’t have access to that yarn, any multi-ply Category 6 yarn should work! Below are some other options you can check out!

  • Lion Brand Hometown
  • Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Super Bulky
  • Bernat Softee Chunky
  • Caron Chunky Cakes
  • Caron Tea Cakes
  • Cozy Wool by Loops & Threads
  • Big Twist Natural Blend
  • Lion Brand Re-Spun Thick & Quick
  • Bernat Wool-Up Bulky
  • Patons Highland Bulky
  • Premier Mega Tweed

**On a side note, I would not recommend using a single-ply super bulky yarn like We Are Knitters the Wool or Malabrigo Rasta as those tend to be much thicker. I will be releasing an Advent Beanie pattern specific to these yarns soon!

Pattern Testing

One thing I make sure to do before each pattern release is to have the new pattern tested. This knit hat pattern was no different!

I had some fantastic gals that tested this knit hat pattern for me! They not only made hats in beautiful of colors, but they also gave me beautiful pictures and fabulous notes on the pattern!

Check out their finished pieces below!

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That’s A Wrap

Well that’s all the information I can give! I sincerely hope you’ll check out this knit hat pattern on either Ravelry or Etsy below.

Don’t forget to tag me on Facebook or Instagram @hanoveriancrochetco and use the #littlebobbolebeanie because I can’t ever get enough of seeing others creating my patterns.

And if you’re interested in a matching scarf, check out the Advent Scarf! It’s the perfect companion piece to this beautiful beanie!

As always, all my love!


PS If purchasing this pattern isn’t in the budget right now, I totally get that! One simple and easy way you can support me is through pinning one of the pins below to Pinterest. Plus, that way you’ll always have a direct link back to all the details about this pattern!

PPS, if you’re looking to add some handmade touches to your home décor, don’t hesitate to check out the patterns for the Herringbone Hanging & Handle Baskets! These baskets add that homemade touch to any room in your house without looking like it. Everyone will ask where you got them from, promise!

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