Sunday, 16 October 2011

Fancy Beanie: Free Pattern No. 30

Reversible Side 1
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; rep: repeat; p: purl; sts: stitches, in: inches; cm: centimetres; stocking stitch; yrn bk: yarn back; yrn fwd: yarn forward; tog: together; m: make; sl: slip; psso: pass slip stitch over

Terms: stocking stitch: 1st row knit, 2nd row purl; yarn back: put yarn to back away from you (in the knit position); yarn forward: put yarn forward towards you (in purl position); make 1: put yarn round needle to make a stitch

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: *p1, yrn bk, sl 1 purlwise, yrn fwd*, rep from * to * until end
Row 2: p
Row 3: *yrn bk, sl 1 purlwise, yrn fwd, p1*, rep from * to * end
Row 4: p
These 4 rows form the pattern
Continue in this manner until work measures approx. 6 in (15 cm);

Shape Top
Working in
Row 1: (k6, k2tog),  rep from* to * until 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.  NB This Beanie is reversible so ensure that your stitching looks neat on both the inside & the outside.

Reversible Side 2

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