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Oh and I almost forgot! If you are interested in knowing what yarn I used for this hat, I used my own hand-dyed yarn. It is an angora-merino blend, 3-ply yarn and the color is called Boysenberry. I have a few skeins for sale in my shop. I also sell the same yarn base in other colors as well, have a look at my shop to browse the different fingering weight yarns I dye that would be wonderful for this project.
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Shaping the Crown
Starting on the RS (Right Side - will be the side with the stockinette stitches facing you, your last row of st st needs to be a purl row, so if you are on the Wrong Side then purl the row and start these instructions on the next row)
We will be doing our decreases on the odd-numbered rows, and purl stitches across the even rows.
Row 1: [k10, k2tog] repeat across row
Row 2: purl
Row 3: [k9, k2tog] repeat
Row 4: purl
Row 5: [k8, k2tog] repeat
Row 6: purl
Row 7: [k7, k2tog] repeat
Row 8: purl
Row 9: [k6, k2tog] repeat
Row 10: purl
Row 11: [k5, k2tog] repeat
Row 12: purl
Row 13: [k4, k2tog] repeat
Row 14: purl
Row 15: [k3, k2tog] repeat
Row 16: purl
Row 17: [k2, k2tog] repeat
Row 18: purl
Row 19: [k2tog] repeat
Now, to finish the piece off -
Cut off yarn leaving a long tail (about 16")
Using a yarn/darning needle, draw the tail through the loops remaining on the needle. After the tail is through the loops, it will then be safe to remove the loops from the needle. Pull the tail tight after removing the loops from the needle, this will scrunch the stitches together and make the top of the hat closed.
With hat inside out, using a mattress stitch technique (basic sewing, through the edges of the rows) sew up the seam taking care to keep the rows you are stitching even with each other.
Weave in the ends, flip the hat right side out and you're done!
Here is a photo of the seamed side of my hat, you can hardly see the seam!
This is a pattern to make a really easy, super comfortable knit beanie for yourself or anyone you know. This make a great gift for a friend, co-worker, or family member as you can switch up the color to suit anyone and it only takes a few hours to make. It’s also great for using up some scrap yarn, since it only needs about 150 yards. It is knit flat, then sewn up to join it. I did it this way instead of in the round so it can be a pattern for even beginners.
Size: to fit an adult, 18" circumference un-stretched and 22" when stretched
Needles: 1 pair of US 6 / 4mm needles, 1 pair of US 8 / 5mm needles
Yarn: Fingering, Sock Weight, or Light Medium (DK) Weight (I used fingering weight, using DK will make a thicker hat that is slightly looser fitting)
Gauge: 1" = 6 sts, 7 rows
Key: K= knit stitch, P= purl stitch, K2tog= knit two together (standard decrease)
Using US 6 needles, cast on 106 stitches
(if using long-tail cast on method this will be about 2 arm lengths of a tail)
Row 1: k2 [p2, k2] ribbing to end
Row 2: p2 [k2, p2] ribbing to end
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece is 1.5" wide
Switch to US 8 needles - How I do this with straight needles; transfer all your loops over to one of the new needles, the working end will then be on the wrong end of the needle, so you will need to switch the loops over again to the other new needle. This way your working side will now be on the correct end of your needle so you can start working with the next stitches of the pattern.
Work in stockinette stitch [knit 1 whole row, purl 1 whole row, repeat] until whole piece is 6" wide. This will be 4.5" of stockinette stitch, and 1.5" of the initial ribbing we started with.
Now we will start our decrease rows to start shaping the crown-
Amanda J. French
Fiber artist from Louisville, KY. Professionally, I spend my days spinning one of a kind yarns from wool and recycled fibers, and weaving with them. Other hobbies include; yoga, fitness, painting, studying languages, reading, and knitting.