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Two-Tone Chunky Beanie

Welcome to my pattern for a super simple chunky beanie.

This pattern comes in two sizes; adult and child. The child size was initially aimed to fit a 3-5 year old, however given the ribbing used it can fit from all the way up to teens as well.

This chunky simple beanie hat works up quickly within a couple of hours and is perfect for beginner knitters as only knowledge of very basic techniques is required.

For this project I decided to use two complementary colours to give the hat a unique look. The yarn used is Tuff Puff in Pomegranate and Conch from Knit Picks which 100% wool and is classified as a ‘super bulky’ yarn.

What you’ll need:

  • Colour A: 1 x 100g (40 meters/ 44 yards) super chunky yarn – I’m using Knit Pick’s Tuff Puff in Conch – available here.
  • Colour B: 1 x 100g (40 meters/ 44 yards) super chunky yarn – I’m using Knit Pick’s Tuff Puff in Pomegranate – available here.
  • US Size 15 (10mm) 16″ Circular Knitting needles
  • US Size 15 (10mm) Double Pointed Knitting needles (optional)
  • Stitch Marker
  • Large sewing needle
  • Large size pom pom maker
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • K2tog – Knit two stitches together
  • * – Repeat sequence

Notes:

Sizes: Adult [Child] to fit head circumferences 21-22.5 inches [18-19.5] inches.

Gauge: 9 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm in stockinette stitch (main body stitch).

Time to create: 2-3 hours.

Difficulty: Easy/ Beginner.

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“Jogless” Colour Change Tutorial

A jog in colour change is a common problem when knitting in the round. When knitting continuously your last stitch of the round is not next to the first stitch of the next round, it will be below it. To remedy this and create a “jogless” colour change I used the following method:

1. Attach new colour and knit the first round as usual.

2. On the second row of your colour change, pick up the first stitch from the previous round (before the colour change) and place onto needle. Knit the first two stitches together to create an elongated stitch which acts to mask to jog in colour.

Continue knitting as usual for all remaining rounds.

The Pattern:

Brim

Cast on 44 [40] stitches using a long tail cast on with colour A.

Join in the round, being careful not to twist any of the stitches and place stitch marker to mark the start/end of each round.

Rounds 1-8 [1-6]: *K1, P1 repeat from * to end.

Brim is approximately 3 inches [2 inches]

Main body:

Rounds 9-14 [7-11]: K around.

Colour change to colour B at around 15 [12] which should be approximately 2 inches [1.5 inches] from the top of the brim. (See jogless colour change tutorial above)

Rounds 15-24 [12-20]: K around in colour B.

You should have approximately 3 inches [2 inches] of the second colour before you begin to decrease.

The beanie hat should measure approximately 8 inches [5.5 inches] total at this point

Decrease:

(Note: for the decrease I transferred my stitches onto 3 DPN’s – 4 DPN’s total)

Round 25 [21]: *K2, K2tog *repeat to end

Round 26 [22]: K around

Round 27 [23]:*K1, K2tog *repeat to end

Round 28 [24]: K around

Round 29 [25]: *K2tog *repeat to end

11 [10] stitches left.

You’ll be left with 11 [10] stitches on your needles, cut your yarn leaving a long tail and weave through the 11 [10] remaining stitches and back through the first stitch. Drawstring to close and tie to secure. Weave in all ends.

Pom Pom

Using a large pom pom maker, make a pom pom using Colour A.

Sew this to the top of your beanie.

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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