Knitting materials and knitting tools:
<> Straight or Circular Knitting Needles 5 mm (US 8/ UK 6)
<> Romantic Country (Bulky) – 30% Acrylic, 70% Wool
<> Fur, faux, or yarn pom pom (optional)
Evergreen ribbed knit beanie size:
Adult: 54-56 cm.
Gauge: 15-16 sts – 10 cm (4 inches) in stockinette
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
k – knit
p – purl
st(s) – stitch(es)
k2togb – knit two together through the back loop.
k3tog – knit three together
p2tog – purl two together
sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch.
Body of the chunky ribbed knit beanie:
Using long tail cast on method, cast on 75 stitches or any other number that is divisible by 3, plus 1 extra stitch, plus 2 selvage stitches.
Row 1: sel s, p1, * k2togb, do not drop stitches off the left needle, knit only first stitch of k2tog and drop two stitches off the needle, p1– repeat from *, sel s.
Row 2: k1, * k1, slip next st to the right-hand needle holding working yarn in front, k1 – repeat from *, sel s.
Repeat Rows 1-2 until piece reaches 19-21 cm.
Shaping crown of the bulky ribbed knit beanie:
Row 1: sel s, p1, *k1, p2tog – repeat from *, sel s.
Row 2: sel s, *k1, p1 – repeat from *, k1, sel s.
Row 3: sel s, *p1, k3tog – repeat from *, p1, sel s.
Row 4: sel s, *k1, p1 – repeat from *, k1, sel s.
Row 5: sel s, p1, k3tog – repeat from *, p1, sel s.
Row 6: sel s, *k1, p1 – repeat from *, k1, sel s.
Cut the yarn leaving 80-100 cm tail. Using yarn needle, draw the tail through the remaining stitches. To seam up the beanie I am going to use a Mattress Stitch. On the right-side line up two edges and start seaming.
Insert your needle underneath the two bars between sel s and next stitch on the right side and draw yarn through, after that insert the needle underneath the two bars between sel s and next stitch on the left side and draw the yarn through again. Go on seaming up picking up bars on the right and on the left sides. Weave in ends. Optionally attach pom pom.