Monday, 3 March 2014

Posted by Judie on Monday, 3 March 2014
This is a warm chunky beanie which you can knit up in about 2 or 3 hours. The pattern is similar to the Chunky Mistake Rib Scarf. I used 2 skeins of 50g (about 40m) each. The Beanie is knit in the round, so I used 9mm and 10mm circular needles (40cm length). You will also need 10mm double point needles. 

Instructions:

Cast on 42 stitches with size 9mm needles (40cm circular). Join to work in the round and place marker. 

Rows 1-5: k1, p1 
Row 6: switch to size 10mm needles. K2tog, p1 below, repeat around. (28 st left) 

NOTE: On this row, when you p1 below, you will be purling into a knit stitch every other purl due to the stitch groupings of 3. Do not be alarmed. Purl into the knit stitch and continue normally. 

Row 7: k1 below (into the k2tog stitch), p1 as normal into the p1 below stitch from previous row. Repeat around. 

NOTE: This row is going to look somewhat messy. It will be about four rows of ribbing before the hat pattern starts to look ‘right’. 

Row 8: k1 as normal (into k1 below stitch), p1 below. Repeat around. 
Row 9: k1 below, p1 as normal (into p1 below stitch). Repeat around. 
Rows 10 and on: repeat rows 8 and 9 until hat measures about 17cm in length. This will be about 12 rows of fisherman rib. 

Decrease sequence: transfer to double point needles. 
Row 1-5: k1, p1 in reqular rib around. Keep these rows loose as otherwise they will bunch up from the fisherman rib.
Row 2-3: ssk, p2tog. Repeat around. You start with a ssk as the first stitch in this row (on the left needle) will be a knit).
Pass the wool through the remaining stitches and pull tight. Fasten off. 

NOTE: The decrease sequence will look wrong from the side you are knitting, however the rib pattern will be continued on the underside of the beanie. This is not a problem as the fisherman's rib pattern is reversible. 



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