May 13, 2014

Kinsey's Beanie | Hat Week

Welcome back to Hat Week! Check back every day this week for a new hat and other surprises.

If you missed yesterday's hat, you can check it out here:

Burnt Sunset Cabled Beanie

I also made today's hat over Spring Break. I'm calling it "Kinsey's Beanie" because I'm using extra scrap yarn from her birthday scarf and sprucing it up with some novelty yarn she gave me for my birthday last fall. So it's truly Kinsey's; too bad Ruth stole it the second it was done! Here's a pattern below with directions for making it in the round or just with straight needles. Enjoy!

Kinsey's Beanie, April 2014. 

Kinsey's Beanie Pattern
Finished size: 18" circumference, 9" tall
Difficulty: Beginner
Yarn: Loops and Threads Charisma in Dark Purple, less than 1 skein (A)
Knitting Fever's Spice in Color 03, less than 1/2 ball (B)
Needles: US 11 (8 mm)
Gauge: 4 sts and 7 rows is 5 x 5 cm
You can knit in the round (20 in. cord max), with double-pointed needles, or straight and then sew it together later
You will also need a yarn needle and ruler.

Cast on 44 sts with A.
Rows 1-7 or first 5 cm/2 in (brim): K 2, P 2 across.
Rows 8-30 or until garment is 18-20 cm./7 in.: With A and B together, K all RS, P all WS (if knitted in the round, K all)
Row 31: * K 4, K 2 tog * repeat * to *, end K 2 = 37 sts
Row 32 (and all remaining even rows): K all if in the round, otherwise P all
Row 33: * K 3, K 2 tog * repeat * to *, end K 2 = 30 sts
Row 35: * K 2, K 2 tog * repeat * to *, end K 2 = 23 sts
Row 37: * K 1, K 2 tog * repeat * to *, end K 2 = 16 sts
Row 39: K 2 tog all = 8 sts

Cut yarn ten inches long, and tie together remaining stitches. Sew together right sides together if not knit in the round, and weave in the ends.

K - Knit
P - Purl
RS - right side of fabric
WS - wrong side of fabric
K 2 tog - knit two stitches together (decrease one)
sts - stitches

If you would like a printable version of this pattern, click here.

If you would like to access this pattern on Ravelry, click here.

I'll be back tomorrow with a new child's hat!

Until then, 
Happy Crafting!!

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