“I need a new beanie” I reminded myself several times after many nights of sitting in a cold stadium watching my daughter ran track. Fall is here! I love fall colors. Leaves are changing and pumpkins are popping up in very farm. Unfortunately, it means raining all the time in Western Washington. I picked up this “yarn bee” from Hobby Lobby store. Orage, green and gold are molded in this one skein. It seems to go good with this season. I was excited to see how these colors would unfolder themselves in a hat form.
I pictured a beanie in my head. A simple, fast and easy to knit beanie that I can share with other knitters. So, I came up with this pattern that has mainly yo, knit and passover. I decided to do a picot hem instead of ribbing but if you want, you can knit ribbing instead.
Print out a pattern from Google Doc Here.
Gauge: 4.5 sts/inch over stockinette stitch
Hat size : About 20 inches in circumference. One size fits all.
Cast on 90 st with a circular needle. Join round and knit for an inch. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of a round.
Next round: *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round.
Knit for another inch. This is the end of the hat brim. It will be folded in half and sew at the end.
Begin body hat pattern as follow;
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: *yo, k2, pass the yo over the 2 knit stitches; repeat from * to end of round.
Repeat these 2 rounds until the body hat is approximately 4.5 inches tall ending with rnd 1. (don’t measure the brim).
Then begin decreasing to form a crown of a hat as follows; Change to dpn to work the decreases.
Rnd 1: (k11, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k9, k2tog, k1, k2tog) 3 times - 78 sts total.
Rnd 2-4: continue working the hat body pattern even.
Rnd 5: (k9, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k1, k2tog) 3 times - 66 sts.
Rnd 6: work the hat body pattern even.
Rnd 7: (k7, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k1, k2tog) 3 times - 54 sts.
Rnd 8: work the hat body pattern even.
Rnd 9: (k5, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k1, k2tog) 3 times -42 sts.
Rnd 10: *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 21 sts.
Rnd 11: *yo, k2, passover; rep from * to last 3 sts, yo, k2tog, k1, passover. - 20 sts.
Rnd 12: *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 10 sts.
Cut yarn leaving a 10 inches tail. Tread a big eye needle with the yarn end and pass the needle and tread through the last 10 sts. Pull it tight. I like to do twice to make sure it secure. Bring the needle inside the hat and weave the yarn behind sts. Cut yarn.
Finishing the hat brim by folding the brim in half where the yo rnd is. It should form a nice little picots. Sew seam at the base of the hat body.