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Beginner Beanie

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Description

Finished Circumference About 20" (51 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand®:
    • Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®, Parakeet 1 ball or color of choice
    • Stitch markers
    • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • Double pointed knitting needles size 13 (9 mm), set of 5

DIRECTIONS:

GAUGE:
9 stitches + 12 rounds = about 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch worked in rounds (knit every round).
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

NOTE:

Hat is worked in one piece in the round on double pointed needles.

Cast on 45 stitches. Divide stitches onto 4 needles, with 11 stitches on each of 3 needles and 12 stitches on the 4th needle. Place marker for beginning of round. Join by working the first stitch on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist stitches.
Work in Stockinette stitch worked in rounds (knit every round) until piece measures about 7" (18 cm) from beginning.
Shape Crown (Top of Hat)
Decrease Round: *Knit 3, knit 2 stitches together; repeat from * around – 36 stitches at the end of this round.
Next Round: Knit.
Decrease Round: *Knit 2, knit 2 stitches together; repeat from * around – 27 stitches.
Next Round Knit.
Decrease Round: *Knit 1, knit 2 stitches together; repeat from * around – 18 stitches.
Next Round: Knit.
Decrease Round: *Knit 2 stitches together; repeat from * around – 9 stitches.
Next Round: Knit.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through remaining stitches and pull to gather. Knot securely.

FINISHING:

Weave in ends.

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