Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Fancy Beanie: Free Pattern No. 5

Size: Average

NB: There is no turn up with this pattern but if you require one then rib 4 inches (10 cm) instead of 2 inches (5 cm) and remember to sew the rib on outside of hat when joining sides for turn up.

1 pair UK Size 4 Needles (6mm) US Size 10
Use same needles throughout
Approximately 30 grammes (US 30 grams) of Double Knitting Wool (8 Ply)

Abbreviations: k: knit; sl: slip; st: stitch; m: make; rep: repeat; p: purl; psso: pass slip stitch over; yrnbk: yarn back; st.st. stocking stitch; approx: approximately

Terms: slip 1: slip the next stitch onto the right needle without knitting it; make 1: put the yarn round the needle to make a stitch; pass slip stitch over: pass the slip stitch over the stipulated stitches; yarn back: put the yarn back (in the k position); stocking stitch: 1st row knit, 2nd row purl;
Cast on 80 sts
1st Row (optional): knit through the back of the loop of each stitch
Work 8 Rows (or 2 in, 5 cm) in k1, p1 Rib

Begin Pattern:
Row 1: *yrnbk, sl 1 purlwise, k1, m1. psso the k1 and the m1*, rep from * to * until end
Row 2: p
Continue in pattern in this manner until work measures approx. 6 in (15 cm) ending with row 2

Shape Top
Working in st.st.:
Row 1: (k6, k2tog),  rep to end (70 sts rem)
Row 2: p
Row 3: (k5, k2tog),  rep to end (60 sts rem)
Row4: p
Row 5: (k4, k2 tog), rep to end (50 sts rem)
Row 6: p
Row 7: (k3, k2 tog), rep. to end (40 sts rem)
Row 8: p
Row 9: (k2, k2 tog), rep to end (30 sts rem)
Row 10: p
Row 11: (k1, k2 tog), rep to end (20 sts rem)
Row 12: p

Leaving a long tail for sew up, cut wool and thread tail through rem 20 sts. Pull up tight and turn Inside out.  Secure by stitching but don't cut the thread.  Using rem tail sew sides tog neatly and fasten off. Turn Right Side out.

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