With arctic vortex warnings around most parts of Canada, I thought it would be a good time to make a warm beanie using wool yarn and test it out, so far I’m happy with performance of a Misty Moss beanie. Wool yarn combined with tight knitting doesn’t let the wind go through it easily (though when it’s really cold and windy I also wear a hood). But the best part of it is the look of the beanie during the snowfall, when lots of little snowflakes are covering the beanie and mixing with its light green color. I hope I managed to hook you up and you are already holding yarn and needles in your hands 🙂
Knitting materials and knitting tools:
<> 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles 6 mm (UK 4 or US 10). You can use circular knitting needles and magic loop technique to knit in the round;
<>Pingouin Typhon (Chunky) 20% Laine, 20% Mohair, 60% acrylic. 50 grams – 50 m/55yds. Color 56.
Knit misty moss hat size:
Adult: 54-58 cm
Gauge: 10.5 sts – 10 cm
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
k – knit
p – purl
k2tog – knit two together.
Body of the misty moss knit beanie:
Сast on 50 stitches plus 1 extra stitch if you want to use invisible joining method. Join to knit in the round. Place marker if needed.
Round 1: knit all stitches around.
Round 2: knit all stitches around.
Round 3: knit all stitches around.
Round 4: purl all stitches around.
Repeat Rounds 1-4 eight more times. After that repeat Rounds 1 and 2 once more. Your hat must measure about 20-21 cm now.
Shaping the crown of misty moss beanie:
Round 1: [k3, k2tog] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 2: purl all stitches around.
Round 3: [k2, k2tog] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 4: knit all stitches around.
Round 5: [k1, k2tog] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 6: knit all stitches around.
Round 7: [k2tog] – repeat till the end of round.
Cut the yarn leaving 10 cm tail. Thread tail through remaining stitches and pull tight to close hat. Weave in ends.