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Bulky Best Dude Beanie | Free Pattern

This squishy ribbed beanie is specifically designed for all the guys…or gals! Simple and basic, this beanie is sure to fly off your needles and satisfy any dude. I hope you enjoy this pattern!


  • 100 grams of any bulky weight yarn

  • Size 8 (5.00mm) 16” circular needles

  • Scissors and a yarn needle

  • Stitch marker suitable for knitting in the round


6 stitches and 10 rounds = 2 inches in two by two rib, stretched


CO: cast on

k: knit

p: purl

ea: each

st(s): stitch(es)

k2tog: knit two stitches together

p2tog: purl two stitches together

*...*: repeat the instructions in the asterisks

Helpful Tutorials

Closing the top of a beanie:

Pattern Notes

  • Find the yarn featured in this pattern here.

  • This beanie is written for one size. Because of the rib, it can fit a multitude of head sizes. It’ll fit 18-22” heads perfectly. That said, adjust the size by decreasing/increasing the stitch count in multiples of four.


CO 64 sts using the long tail cast on method, and place marker

Round 1

*k2, p2* around

Continue Round 1 until the beanie measures approximately 12”, or your desired length.

Proceed to Crown Instructions


Round 1

*k2, p2tog* around. (44 sts)

Round 2

*k2, p1* around. (44 sts)

Round 3

*k2tog, p1* around. (22 sts)

Round 4

*k1, p1* around. (22 sts)

Proceed to Finishing Instructions


Cut yarn, and weave through rem sts with the tail. Refer to this tutorial if needed.

Most hats are fine without blocking, since they will naturally shape to fit the recipient’s head over time. However, feel free to spritz the beanie, and place it on a head form to shape.

Lastly, enjoy and show off your new beanie, or gift it to someone special. If desired, share it on Instagram using the #thegracefultangle and tag @thegracefultangle!

I hope you enjoyed following this pattern! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to Don't forget to follow along on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook and to stay in the loop!

Until next time,

Amy Kate

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