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Make a Stylish Beehive Waffle Knit Hat with my Free Pattern!

Make a Stylish Beehive Waffle Knit Hat with my Free Pattern!

Inside: Free Beehive Waffle Knit Hat Pattern with written instructions for 5 sizes from Baby to Adult Large, stitch pattern chart and fully-captioned tutorial videos for both right and left handed knitters.

I hope you all have been enjoying my stitch pattern tutorials as much as I have. When I start a new project or series my main goal is to inspire you to create.

I made videos for the Beehive Waffle stitch as a square and you immediately responded with,

“That would be so cute as a hat!”

You guys inspired me right back with your enthusiasm to create something new. I’m thrilled to bring you the hat that YOU encouraged me to design!

beehive waffle knit hat
Beehive Waffle Hat

The Beehive Waffle Knit Hat has a delicate, textured stitch pattern that will keep you cozy and stylish.  This hat features a ribbed brim, beehive waffle stitch body and decreased crown for a great fit. 

The best part is that it’s beautiful inside and out so I use mine as a reversible hat. Personally, I almost love the wrong side of the stitch pattern more than the right side. Which is your favorite?

hat outside stitch pattern
Beehive Waffle Hat (Outside)
hat inside stitch pattern
Beehive Waffle Hat (Inside)

Pattern includes written instructions for 5 hat sizes from Baby to Adult Large, chart and links to fully captioned tutorial videos to help you make this hat.

Beehive Waffle Knit Hat

By Kristen Mangus

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store and from Ravelry at the links below:

MATERIALS

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Yarn
Medium (#4) weight yarn
Caron Simply Soft Tweeds (5 oz/140 g; 250 yds/228 m) in color
Off White used in sample.

Needle
US 8 (5.00 mm) – 5 DPNs or circular needle.
Knitter’s Pride Dreamz Interchangeable circular needle.

Notions
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
8 Stitch markers

ABBREVIATIONS
Approx = approximately
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue
K = Knit
K1below = Knit 1 into stitch in row below
K2tog = Knit two stitches together 
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
Rnd = Round
St(s) = Stitch(es)

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GAUGE

15 sts x 40 rows in 4” (10 cm) in beehive waffle st

SKILL LEVEL Easy+

SIZES 

Baby (Toddler, Small, Medium, Large)

MEASUREMENTS 

Circumference 12.75 (15, 17, 19, 21) inches and [32.5 (38, 43, 48, 53.5) cm and 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 8.75, 9) inches [16.5 (19, 21.5, 22.5, 23) cm] in height. 

NOTES

The beehive waffle stitch pattern is very stretchy so I did not change needle sizes after the brim.  The stitch pattern is multiple of 2.  See stitch pattern chart below.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 48 (56, 64, 72, 80) sts and join in the round. Place marker to mark beginning of round.

Rnd 1: *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1 for 1.5 (1.5, 1.5, 2, 2) inches [4 (4, 4, 5, 5) cm] or until desired length.

Rnd 2: Knit all.

Rep Rnd 2 once more.

Beehive Waffle Stitch:

Rnd 3: Purl all.

Rnd 4: *K1below. K1. Rep from * to end of Rnd.

Rnd 5: Purl all.

Rnd 6: *K1, K1below. Rep from * to end of Rnd.

Rep Rnds 3-6 in Beehive Waffle st until work from beg measures approx 4.5 (5, 5.5, 6, 6) inches [11.5 (13, 14, 15.3, 15.3) cm]. 

beehive waffle knit hat in progress
Almost ready to shape the crown!

SHAPE TOP

Starting at the beginning of the round, place a stitch marker every 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts.   

Rnd 1: *Knit 4 (5, 6, 7, 8), K2tog. Rep from * around. 40 (48, 56, 64, 72)  sts.
Rnd 2 and alt rnds: Knit.
Rnd 3: *Knit 3 (4, 5, 6, 7), K2tog. Rep from * around. 32 (40, 48, 56, 64)  sts.
Rnd 5: *Knit 2 (3, 4, 5, 6), K2tog. Rep from * around. 24 (32, 40, 48, 56) sts.
Rnd 7: *Knit 1 (2, 3, 4, 5), K2tog. Rep from * around. 16 (24, 32, 40, 48) sts. 

Rnd 9: *Knit 0 (1, 2, 3, 4), K2tog. Rep from * around. 8 (16, 24, 32, 40) sts. [Baby Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 11: *Knit X (0, 1, 2, 3), K2tog. Rep from * around. X (8, 16, 24, 32) sts.  [Toddler Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 13: *Knit X (X, 0, 1, 2), K2tog. Rep from * around. X (X, 8, 16, 24) sts. [Small Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 15: *Knit X (X, X, 0, 1), K2tog. Rep from * around. X (X, X, 8, 16) sts.  [Medium Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 17:  *Knit X (X, X, X, 0), K2tog. Rep from * around. X (X, X, X, 8) sts.  [Large Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

FINISHING

Thread end through rem sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely. Weave in tails.

CHART

The following chart shows the Beehive Waffle stitch pattern in the round.

beehive waffle stitch in the round chart
Kristen sporting her new hat!
What do you think?

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Beehive Waffle Knit Hat Tutorial Videos

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