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.
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
- Pom-Pom maker (optional)
- K – Knit
- P – Purl
- K2tog – Knit two stitches together
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.
(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.
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