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Make a Beanie Hat with Red Ted Art


Finger knitting is a great way to get kids interested in knitting and yarn crafts and is something they can easily progress from as they learn…

Materials need for finger knitting a beanie:

Super Chunky Wool (works best to make the beanie nice and chunky)

Pair of scissors

Your fingers

Step 1 : How to Finger Knit 

Hold the wool comfortably with your thumb. Wrap the wool behind your index finger and in front of your middle finger, then behind your wedding finger and around your pinky. Then bring the wool in front of your wedding finger, behind your middle finger and around your index finger.

You need to do it again. Wrap the wool in front of your middle finger, behind your index finger, and around your pinky. Continue bringing the wool in front of your wedding finger, behind your middle finger and then around your index finger, so that you will have two loops on each finger.

Now you need to pull the bottom loop up and over the top loop. Do this with each finger in turn, so that you are left with one loop on each finger. Then start again, starting in front of your middle finger, making the loops, and pulling the wool over. Keep repeating these steps until you have a long enough piece that will fit around your head.

Step 2 : How to connect strands of your beanie hat

Now we are going to connect the two ends together. Run your thumb through the ridge on the back. The ridge is the back and the reverse side is the front.

Face the ridged side in towards the centre, making sure you don’t twist it. Connect the two together by hooking your little finger first into the bottom loop, and then into the top loop of the end of the knitted piece. You will have three loops on your little finger.

Then start knitting again as normal, wrapping the wool around your fingers. When you start to pull loops off your finger, just one thing… On your pinky finger, pull each loop up and over individually, starting from the bottom, leaving one loop on each finger again.

Leaving one loop. Give it a tighten by pulling on the wool.

Step 3 : How to add a row to your finger knitted beanie hat DIY

This time we only need to hook into one loop on the knitted piece. Find your next loop and hook your little finger into it. Then knit another row. Once again, on the little finger pull each loop off individually. Pull to tighten. Find your next loop and hook into it. Knit another row across. Keep knitting until the hat covers your head. Remember to keep trying on the hat for measurements.

Step 4 : How to decrease 

Next stage is to make the top of your hat. We need to start decreasing. This time you need to pick up two loops from the knitted piece, so  you have three loops on your little finger.

Then start to knit another row. Keep repeating these steps until the top of your hat is almost closed. Leaving a small gap.

 Step 5:  How to decrease and finish your beanie

Start casting off your fingers. Pull the first loop off and onto your next finger. And pull the bottom loop up and over the top. Do this on all your fingers, until you have one left. Then pull the wool through the last loop. Get scissors and cut the loop. To close off the top I laced through each loop across the top keeping it nice and tight, closing the top off completely. Make sure you keep pulling tight. You then just need to tie a knot in the wool to finish.

If you’d like to see a video , here’s the full tutorial here…

Many thanks to RedTedArt for sharing this fabulous Beanie creative. If you’d like to see so much more on crafting, visit

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