A simple beanie, but it can be worn several ways.
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This basic beanie was my "car knitting" project for about a year, so it has been on many travels with us. It was knitted for my husband to wear on his trip across the globe to a much colder climate than our West Australian home.
It has a nice wide brim so it can be folded up to enable the crown to be a snug fit to his head. Or it can be pulled down to cover his ears, offering a slouchier fit at the crown. He can even double fold the brim for the trending fisherman beanie look.
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This hat will fit a head circumference of around 22 inches or 57 centimetres
22.5 sts X 30 rows = 10cm worked over stockinette in the round using 4.5mm needles
Knitting in the round
85grams Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 8ply, or any DK weight yarn
4.5mm/US7 40cm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
4.5mm Double Pointed Needles for crown decreases
3.5mm/US4 40cm circular needles (or three sizes smaller than larger needles) for the ribbing
Stitch Markers, Darning Needles, Scissors
BOR = Beginning of round
CO = cast on
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
pm = place marker
sm = slip marker
ssk = slip, slip, knit
sts = stitches
tog = together
I like to use a stretchy cast-on, like the long-tail cast-on method.
Using the 3.5mm circular needles CO 120 stitches. Being careful not to twist the stitches, join to work in the round. Place a BOR marker.
1. (K1, P1) repeat until BOR marker.
2-31. Repeat round 1 until your work measures around 10cm from CO edge.
Change to your 4.5mm sized circular needles.
32. Knit all stitches.
33-61. Repeat round 32, until your work measures 19cm from CO edge.
62. (K30, pm) repeat 3 more times until you get to the BOR marker.
63. (sm, ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog) repeat 3 more times until you get to the BOR marker.
64. Knit all stitches.
Change to your preferred needles for small circumference knitting, when you feel necessary.
65-78. repeat row 63 and 64
There should be a total of 16 decreases so far.
79-83. (sm, ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog) repeat 3 more times until you get to the BOR marker.
There should now be 4 stitches in between each marker (Total of 16 sts).
Cut yarn, and using the tail and a darning needle, gather all remaining stitches to close the crown of the hat. Weave in the ends.
Block gently if required. I like to wet-block my hats on a balloon to even out the stitches.
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Belinda lives with her hubby in Western Australia where she spends her days running around after their three kids, whilst dreaming of new designs and pretty yarn.