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Fluffy Ribs and Eyelets Beanie

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Free Knitting Pattern – Fluffy Ribs and Eyelets Beanie

This super lightweight and fleecy soft beanie is perfect for mild weather wear. The pattern consists of simple yet delicate eyelet rib panels separated by purl stitches and repeated with a nice transition from a K2, P1 ribbed hem. The panels meet at the top creating a beautiful starburst shape at the crown.

It is knit up with Knit Picks Wonderfluff (see affiliate statement at the top of this post) in one of my new favourite colours, Goji Heather. This yarn is a luxurious mix of baby alpaca, merino wool and nylon. It knits up quick with a bulky gauge but is so incredible light and fluffy, it doesn’t feel like a bulky yarn at all, it’s more like a billowy cloud.

And this colour, WOW! Goji Heather is a gorgeous eye-catching berry red, a perfect accent for fall and winter.

If you would like a bit more of a slouch beanie or a folded rim there is plenty of yarn left in the ball to add one or two more 4 round repeats before decreasing.

The Pattern


Knitpicks Wonderfluff (affiliate link – see statement at the top of this post)
Weight – Bulky (5)
Amount – 1 ball (142 yards)
I used the colour Goji Heather for the hat in the photos

Needles and Tools

  • US10 (6.0 mm) 16″ circular needle
  • Set of US10 (65.0mm) Double Point Needles (DPNs)
  • Stitch Marker
  • Darning Needle


4″ = 14 stitches and 24 rows in the eyelet rib panels + purl stitches


Adult/One Size
Circumference fits between 22″-24″, length 9.5″


CO – Cast on

DPNs – Double point needles

K2tog – (Knit 2 together) Decrease 1 by knitting the next 2 stitches together

P2tog – (Purl 2 together) Decrease 1 by purling the next 2 stitches together

PFB – (Purl front and back) Increase 1 by purling into the front and back of the next stitch

SSK – (Slip, slip, knit) Decrease 1 by slipping the next 2 stitches knitwise, slip the left needle through the front of both loops and knit them together

YO – Yarn over


CO 66 with US10 circular needle, place marker and join the round

[K2, P1] repeat to end

Work 11 more rounds of K2, P1 ribbing

Increase Round: [K5, PFB] repeat to end

Next Round: [K5, P2] repeat to end

Begin Repeat Rounds

Round 1: [K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, P2] repeat to end

Rounds 2-4: [K5, P2] repeat to end

Work these 4 rounds a total of 8 times

Begin Decrease Rounds, switch to DPNs when needed

Next Round: [K2tog, K1, YO, SSK, P2] repeat to end

Next Round: [K4, P2] repeat to end

Next Round: [K2tog, K2, P2] repeat to end

Next Round: [K3, P2] repeat to end

Next Round: [K1, SSK, P2] repeat to end

Next Round: [K2, P2]

Next Round: [K2, P2tog]

Next Round: [K2tog, P1]

Next Round: [Slip the first stitch (knit stitch) without changing the direction of the stitch, slip the second stitch (purl stitch) so the direction of the stitch matches the first stitch.  Return both stitches to the left-hand needle, K2tog] repeat to end  

Cut the yarn and run it through the remaining stitches with a darning needle.  Run it through the center and inside the beanie, sew a few stitches to secure

Weave in loose ends

Wash and block

© 2021 Heather Pelletier – Handknit Hugs
Do not copy, re-distribute or sell this pattern either in whole or in part.
You may sell products made from this pattern – credit would be appreciated.

Simple Summer Slouch

Thanks so much for checking out this pattern, I hope you’ve enjoyed it. If you like it and want to support me you can do so just by sharing. If you are looking for something else to knit up with Knit Picks Wonderfluff you can try the Simple Summer Slouch Beanie.

I would love to see your finished project. Share your project on Ravelry or post a photo on Instagram and tag me @handknithugs #fluffyribsandeyelets

Thanks again, comment below if you have any questions or feedback.