Good Ombré Beanie - Downloadable Chunky Knitting Pattern

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The KNIT SAFARI Good Ombré Beanie is a fun chunky knit hat, with contrast colour work creating a pixelated fade pattern to keep the project interesting. Pro tip - select 3 shades in the same colour family to make the ombré change gradually, or contrast your colours to create a modern piece of winter knitwear!

The Good Ombré Beanie is is a DIY knitting pattern to create an ombré pattern beanie. It is knitted seamlessly in the round, from the brim to the top, with contrast stitches creating the zigzag pattern. Never tried using multiple colours before? Don’t worry! Just make sure your tension is not too tight (especially the “floats”, which is when the yarn travels behind the work between stitches!) and in no time you’ll be switching colours in your knits like a pro!

FIT: normal fit 

SIZES: one size only, to fit an Adult’s head

YARN: 3 balls of Cygnet Yarns Seriously Chunky yarn (100g; 48m (52 yds), or an equivalent Super Bulky yarn with 5-6 wpi (yarn estimates are approximate.)

80g Colour A (Black)
50g Colour B (Grey)
50g Colour C (White)

Can't find this yarn near you, or not sure if the yarn in your stash will work? We always recommend that you knit a test swatch to check your gauge before starting out, and finding the right combination of needle size and type and yarn to match the gauge in the pattern.


  • 12mm DPNs or circular knitting needles, with a cable 40 cm long 
  • Yarn sewing needle 


  • Casting on (I like the Long Tail Cast On technique)
  • 1x1 Rib Stitch
  • Decreasing stitches
  • Knitting in the round
  • Stranded colourwork

DIFFICULTY: Intermediate


Please note: This product is a downloadable knitting pattern. As soon as your payment is processed, you will see the download links to get the PDF pattern you have purchased. Don’t worry if you miss this, you will also receive the download link by email!

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