How to Make a Faux Brim Beanie | Circular Knitting Machine

Learn to make my favourite type of machine-knit beanie! A beautiful double thickness beanie with a funky faux-brim. Row counts for reference 40 variegated / 65 Solid for Liner/Brim (This will depend on your tension! Aim for a 55cm / 23 inch long tube)


  • 46/48 Pin Circular Knitting Machine (Any brand works, its the needle count that matters)
  • Aran weight yarn for liner and brim - I like to use Paintbox Aran.
  • Contrasting yarn in same weight for colourful outer. I've used Sirdar Jewelspun in Glacier
  • Faux Fur PomPom
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Embroidery Scissors

written pattern

  • Cast on with the colour you want to use for the inside of your beanie and the brim.
  • Knit approximately 65 rows (or row count needed for your tension)
  • Change to contrasting colour at the beginning of a round, and knit 40 more rows (you can either zero the row counter or knit until you have 105 rows total)
  • Cast off in the usual manner (video tutorial here)
  • Turn tube inside out, and knot colour change ends together securely.
  • Turn tube right side out, and turn one half back in on itself to bring cast on end and cast off end together at one end (right sides should be facing outwards on both the inside and outside of the beanie - I prefer to have the Retro stripe section on the inside for this part)
  • Using cast off end, pick up cast on, and cast off stitches alternately (imagine a zip) all the way round.
  • Pull closed using both tails of yarn, the best way to do this is to take it slow and steady to make sure you dont get any bits of the cast on / cast off yarn trapped.
  • Tight ands tightly in a knot and cut yarn.
  • Turn hat correct way round - Contrast section outwards.
  • Attach PomPom.

video tutorial

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