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Faux Brioche Beanie | Free Knitting Pattern


  • 1(1, 1, 2) hanks of Knit Picks Muse Handpainted, or approximately 65(85, 105, 135) yards of any heavy worsted weight/aran yarn. Sample uses the colorway “Impulse”

  • Size 10.5(6.5 mm) circular needles

  • Size 8(5.0 mm) circular needles

  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors


14 stitches and 20 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch worked in the round


CO: cast on

k: knit

p: purl

pm: place marker

beg: beginning

s1wyib: slip one stitch purlwise, while keeping the yarn in the back

CDD: center double decrease

k2tog: knit two stitches together

ea: each

st(s): stitch(es)

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

Helpful Tutorials

Closing the top of a beanie:

Sizing Notes

  • This pattern is designed to fit newborns-adults and distributed into five sizes that are written as S(M, L, XL). Each size measures approximately 16(18, 20, 22) inches when finished. Each size will fit many heads, so I recommend choosing the size that best suits your negative/positive ease preferences.

Pattern Notes

  • Find the yarn featured in this pattern here.

  • This beanie is worked in the round, so be sure to place a stitch at the beginning of every round.

  • You can use any method you would like to work in the round. I personally prefer using a 16” circular needle, then switching to magic loop/DPNs for the crown of the beanie.

  • This beanie is designed to be a bit slouchy, but instructions are provided if you would like to alter this.


Using smaller needles

CO 56(64, 72, 80) sts using the long tail cast on method, and pm to mark the beg of ea round.

Rounds 1-6(8, 10, 12)

*k1, p1* around

Proceed to Body Instructions


Using larger needles

Round 1

*s1wyib, p1* around

Round 2

*k1, p1* around

Repeat Rounds 1-2 until the beanie measures 6(7, 8, 9) inches from the cast on edge. If you would like your beanie to be less/more slouchy, simply work less/more repeats. Always end on a Round 2 repeat.

Proceed to Crown Instructions


Round 1

*s1wyib, p1* around

Round 2

*k1, CDD* around.

Rounds 3-4

k all sts

Round 5

*k2tog* around

Round 6

k all 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.

After blocking, top with a yarn or faux fur pom if desired! Find my favorite poms here.

Lastly, enjoy and show off your beautiful new beanie, or gift it to someone special. If desired, share it on Instagram 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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