Knitting

The Katey Beanie

This beanie was designed for my best friend for her birthday. The choice of yarn was based upon the scarf pictured above which I had already made for her and had some yarn leftover from. Whenever I have leftover yarn I always tend to make beanies, as for most patterns you only need approximately one ball of yarn.

The yarn I used is Cygnet Seriously Chunky in Plum its a deep purple colour with multi colour undertones. Despite being an 100% Acrylic yarn it is supersoft and squishy and works up quickly.

Total time to knit this beanie: Approx 3 hours.

Difficulty: Easy/Beginner

What you’ll need:

  • US 13 (9mm) 16″ circular knitting needle
  • US 13 (9mm) Double Pointed Knitting needles (optional)
  • 50 yards or 100g ball of chunky yarn, I’m using Cygnet Seriously Chunky in Plum.
  • Tapestry needles
  • Scissors
  • Pom-Pom maker (optional)

Abbreviations:

  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • K2tog – Knit two stitches together

The Pattern:

Body:

Cast on 42 Stitches using long tail cast on.

Join in the round and place a stitch marker.

Rounds 1-7: *K1, P1 repeat to end.

Rounds 8-9: K around

Rounds 10-11: P around

Rounds 12-18 (6 rounds): K around

Rounds 19-20 (2 rounds): P around

Repeat from 12-20 (8 rounds) twice more.

Decrease:

(Note: at this point I transferred my stitches to four DPN’s)

Round 1: *K5, K2tog repeat from * to end

Round 2: K around

Round 3: *K4, K2tog repeat from * to end

Round 4: K around

Round 5: *K3, K2tog repeat from * to end

Round 6: K around

Round 7: *K2, K2tog repeat from * to end Cut off yarn.

Thread the yarn through the remaining loops on the needle and back though the first loop. Pull tight and drawstring close. Tie in a knot and weave in all ends.

Pom-Pom (optional): Make a medium/ large pompom using a pom-pom maker and sew to the top.

To finish I added this adorable little cat ice-cream pin from The Pink Samurai on Etsy.

If you make your own beanie with this pattern, I would love to see it! You can share your photos on my Facebook page, tag me on Twitter (@zocreates) or Instagram (@zoe.creates) and you can use the hashtag #zoecreates.

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Happy Making!

Zoe

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