Knitting Machine Beanie Pattern – The Double Stranded Beanie

Here is the first of many simple to knit beanie patterns I will be posting on my blog. Instructions for these simple knit beanies will be given for using a circular knitting machine (or loom) but you can also hand knit these as they are all just knit tubes turned into a beanie.

I have also included a free notebook page, I am working on a full knitting machine notebook to be used to keep track of yarn and pattern notes, I have added a download for one of the pages. Coming soon though will be the full notebook available in my Etsy Shop and as an instant download. The free pattern page can be found after the pattern.

Here is a fun knit beanie using the Sentro 48 Pin Knitting Machine. This loom style machine allows you to make a simple tube that can be turned into a few different things. Beanies and Ear Warmers/Headbands are one of the most common things I have seen knit on this size machine. I personally just make beanies on it. I wanted to share a recipe that I came up with where you hold 2 strands of yarn together while running it through the loom. This method works great when using smaller (size 3 yarns) I wouldn’t use anything larger than a size 3 as these knitting looms aren’t made for anything heavier than a worsted weight yarn. Thicker bulky yarns may break the loom.

For this recipe you will need to know how to knit on the loom, as I won’t be going over basic techniques such as casting on and casting off.

Materials for Completion:

48 Pin Knitting Machine – I have the Sentro 48 (you could use an Addi King too)

Worsted Weight Yarn:

Darning Needle



    • Liner – Moderate 2 holes only
    • Main Color – Tight all 3 holes

Sizes: OSFM 

Folded brim will fit a Child/Toddler and can fit as a slouch beanie unfolded.

Unfolded is fitted for a Teen/Adult

Finished Measurements – 10″ from top of hat to brim

Tension used will determine the amount of stretch and overall size of finished beanie

Gauge: 25 Rows x 14 Stitches = 4″ x 4″


Liner = 60 Rows

Main Color = 60 Rows

Total Rows = 120


Cast on with Soft and Sleek and crank out 60 rows, change Yarn and hold the Spinesse with two strands together and crank another 60 rows for a total of 120 rows.

When changing colors, crank out a few rows then tie the two yarn tails together. I like to pull the yarn just slightly to tighten up a few of the stitches. This helps to keep the yarn from jogging over and gives a seamless transition from one color to the next.

Cast off by using the darning needle and picking up all stitches from machine.

Finishing the beanie:

Form the beanie by folding the liner into the main color. Cinch both ends of the beanie slightly. Using the yarn tail from the main color of the beanie thread yarn through all stitches of the liner color on the inside of the beanie.

Thread darning needle with liner color and bring up through the top of the beanie (you will be working on the right side) thread yarn through the main color stitched, cinch tight.


Bring yarn back through to the liner on the inside of the beanie and thread yarn through all you should end with both yarn tails coming out from the same spot. Cinch tight on both sides and tie yarn.

Thread both yarn tails onto darning needle and bring across center hole threading under the cinched hole so the yarn comes out on the opposite side of where you inserted the needle. Tie into a few knots. I like to make sure it comes out in between two of the cinched folds.

Then manipulate the yarn a bit so that the knot goes under the knitted work and is hidden.

The cinch on this comes out really nice on the outside because the yarn is so thin. It is a bit bulkier on the inside but still looks really nice and is nice enough that if you wanted it to be double sided you could. I think the cinch is good to be worn without or with a pom-pom.
This hat is also reversible, by hiding the knot in between the lining and the outside color it makes it so you can wear the hat either way!
I am leaving this one as is and won’t be adding a pom-pom. When I make pom-pom beanies where the pom-pom can be removed I don’t cinch the top so tight, I leave just enough of an opening to get the elastic cord through that I use on my pom-poms.
Don’t forget to add a tag! I never thought like this before, but now I feel like a beanie isn’t complete unless it has a tag!

And if you are curious about the seam where the two colors meet, it is nearly invisible, I have a hard time finding it by sight I usually have to feel for it.

This beanie could also be knit with only using the Soft & Sleek yarn using the same row counts. I just really like the way this beanie looks using the two strands of yarn held together.

I have a full notebook available in my Etsy Shop, but here you can download a sample page.

Free Knitting Machine Notebook Page

Knitting Machine Notebook

I hope you enjoy this pattern, if you knit one up I would love to see a picture, please share with me using #savlabot on social media.

This pattern and the pictures are property of Savlabot and may not be shared or sold. You are welcome to sell finished products that are made using this pattern, but please link pattern/blog post to Savlabot as the author or the pattern link in your description and use pictures you have taken yourself if posting in an online marketplace such as Etsy. If you share on social media please tag me with @savlabot and use #savlabot. 

PLEASE DO NOT modify this file and re-sell as a digital download, or as printed versions of this file for sale. The intended use of this item is for your personal notes.

Thank you.



5 thoughts on “Knitting Machine Beanie Pattern – The Double Stranded Beanie

  1. JoAnn says:

    Love the hat. Thank you for the hat pattern and notebook page. I never thought of combining the different weight yarns.
    I had just started using my Addi King to make hats for charity but put it aside to make face masks, this will be the first thing I try when I get a chance.

    • Savla says:

      Thank you! I like using thinner yarns double stranded and I also use thinner yarns on the inside of the hat, I think it makes cinching the hat closed look a bit cleaner.

      I hope you like the pattern once you get to give it a try.


    • Savla says:

      I don’t know if this pattern will work with a kniterate if it is a flat panel machine. The knitting machine that I use is a circular machine that knits a tube. I am not familiar with flat panel knitting machines so I don’t really know, but think that this pattern would not work on such a machine.

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