Warp Speed Hat

Warp Speed Hat

Need a quick hat you can knit up at warp speed? This basic beanie uses one skein of your favourite worsted weight yarn and is a great intro to knitting in the round. It’s so quick you can make one for everyone you love! Hats for all!

Pom poms optional but highly encouraged.


K - Knit | P - Purl | CO - Cast On | PM - Place Marker

st(s) - Stitches | K2Tog - Knit two stitches together

* to * indicates a repeating pattern

Size & Gauge: 

One size fits most adults.

17 sts x 26 rows = 10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”)


Needles n’ Notions:

  • 4.5mm (US 7) 40cm (16”) circular needles (We like Chiaogoo or Lykke)
  • 1 set of 4.5mm (US 7) DPNs (for shaping the crown)
  • 1 stitch marker
  • A darning needle for weaving in ends

Let’s Start Knitting!

CO 96 sts using the long tail cast on method. Join your work in the round, being sure not to twist the stitches. PM on your right needle.

Rounds 1-16 or until piece measures approx 7cm (2.5”): Work in *K2, P2* ribbing (repeating from * to *) around.

For a classic beanie: Work in stockinette stitch (knitting every stitch - no more purling!) until your work measures 18cm (7”) from the cast on edge (this measurement includes your ribbing.)

For a slouchier beanie: work in stockinette stitch until your work reaches approximately 9cm (3.5”) from your desired length. Heads up that making your beanie longer, will use extra yarn so make sure you’ve got a backup skein, or live on the edge. We’re not the boss of you.

Time to Decrease!

This hat has a 6 point decrease at the crown, so you’ll want to switch to your double pointed needles when the decrease becomes too awkward to do on your circulars.

Peep that pretty decrease: 

Round 1: *K14, K2Tog* to end of round

Round 2: Knit all sts 

Round 3: *K13, K2Tog* to end of round 

Round 4: Knit all sts 

Round 5: *K12, K2Tog* to end of round 

Round 6: Knit all sts

Round 7: *K11, K2Tog* to end of round

Round 8: Knit all sts

Round 9: *K10, K2Tog* to end of round 

Round 10: Knit all sts

Round 11: *K9, K2Tog* to end of round

Round 12: Knit all sts

Round 13: *K8, K2Tog* to end of round

Round 14: Knit all sts

Round 15: *K7, K2Tog* to end of round

Round 16: Knit all sts

Round 17: *K6, K2Tog* to end of round

Round 18: *K5, K2Tog* to end of round

Round 19: *K4, K2Tog* to end of round

Round 20: *K3, K2Tog* to end of round

Round 21: *K2, K2Tog* to end of round

Round 22: *K1, K2Tog* to end of round 

Round 23: *K2Tog* to end of round

Do not cast off. Cut yarn leaving a 20cm (8”) tail, and cinch the top of your hat tightly by threading the tail through all the stitches and pulling. Weave in your ends, you did it!


Give yourself a high five because you’ve just finished The Warp Speed Hat!

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This nifty pattern was designed by STASHy peep, Veronica! 
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