How To Knit a Beanie for Beginners

This post is sponsored by Red Heart

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The knit beanie that’s perfect for beginner knitters.

If knitting in the round scares the daylights out of you but you want to knit a beanie for yourself or a friend, I have just the pattern for you! The Game Day Knit Hat by Red Heart Yarns is worked as a flat piece so there’s no need to wrestle with double pointed needles.

Beanies are the perfect project for beginner knitters. They often use simple, repetitive stitches so you can really hone in on your tension skills and overall knitting coordination. This pattern is no exception!

I’ve teamed up with my friends at Red Heart Yarns to provide you with a completely beginner friendly, step-by-step tutorial for knitting the Game Day Knit, a free pattern available on their website. Don’t let the name fool you – you can incorporate your favorite team color but you don’t have to! Use any colors you like to customize your beanie.

how to knit a beanie

Super Saver yarn is available in over 160 different shades that cover all the basics from solids to ombres to stripes. You’ll only be limited by your imagination!

Super Saver Yarn – Color Options


Get The Pattern

how to knit a beanie

The free pattern can be downloaded straight from Red Heart Yarns. When you click on the link below, you’ll be greeted with a page full of the information you need – the pattern download link, the supplies needed. You can even order your yarn right there on that page! Okay, here it is:

Game Day Knit Hat Pattern by Red Heart Yarns

This pattern uses knits and purls for the majority of the pattern and incorporates basic knitting decreases like the knit two together and purl two together – perfect for the beginner who is looking for the next step!

How to Knit the Game Day Hat with Brittany


This tutorial is also available in a left handed version. Click the link below to be directed to the left handed video on my YouTube channel.

How to Knit the Game Day Knit Hat – Left Hand Tutorial with Brittany


how to knit a beanie

If you haven’t done so already, have a look at the pattern and the video tutorial. Using the links above, you have access to all the information you need to decide if this is the right project for you.

If you need any help whatsoever, please don’t hesitate to reach out! You can leave a comment below and I’ll answer any questions that may come up!


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