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Stretchy Knit Winter Beanie Pattern

stretchy knit winter beanie pattern

stretchy knit winter beanie pattern

Knitting materials and tools:

<> Double-pointed knitting needles 5.5 mm (US 9/UK 5).

<> Color Made Easy, Lion Brand –100% acrylic, 200 grams -226 m per skein.

<> Weight Category – 5. Quantity – less than 1 ball. If you have difficulty to find aforementioned brand of yarn, use something else that will have about 100 m (110 yards) per 100 grams skein.

Stretchy knit winter beanie size:

Head circumference: Teen/Adult: 53-57 cm (21-23”)

Gauge: 12-13 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

k2tog – knit two together

p – purl

skpo - Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch, and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done.

stretchy knit winter beanie for women

Stretchy winter beanie knitting pattern:

Knitting body of stretchy winter beanie

Using long tail method cast on 60 stitches or any other number divisible by 5. Join to knit in the round being careful not to twist stitches. Place marker.

Round 1: purl all stitches around.

Round 2: knit all stitches around.

Round 3: purl all stitches around.

When knitting garter stitch in rounds, you get a jog that might irritate you. Check this video tutorial of how to make the jog less visible.  Otherwise knit without changes.

Rounds 4-7: knit all stitches around.

Round 8: purl all stitches around.

Round 9: knit all stitches around.

Round 10: purl all stitches around.

Rounds 11-13: knit all stitches around.

Round 14: purl all stitches around.

Round 15: knit all stitches around.

Round 16: [k1, p1] – repeat till end of round.

Round 17: [p1, k1] – repeat till end of round.

Round 18: [k1, p1] – repeat till end of round.

Round 19: [p1, k1] – repeat till end of round.

Round 20: knit all stitches around.

Round 21: purl all stitches around.

Repeat Rounds 5-21.

Round 39-42: knit all stitches around.

Round 43: purl all stitches around.

Round 44: knit all stitches around.

Round 45: purl all stitches around.

Round 46-49: knit all stitches around.

Round 50: purl all stitches around.

If you are knitting slouchy hat as I am, measure your hat and finish knitting when it reaches 20-21 cm.

stretchy knit winter beanie on mannequin head

Shaping the crown of stretchy winter knit beanie

Round 1: [skpo, k10] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 2: purl all stitches around.

Round 3: [skpo, k9] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 4: purl all stitches around.

Round 5: [skpo, k8] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 6: purl all stitches around.

Round 7: [skpo, k7] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 8: purl all stitches around.

Round 9: [skpo, k6] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 10: purl all stitches around.

Round 11: [skpo, k5] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 12: purl all stitches around.

Round 13: [skpo, k4] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 14: [k2tog] – repeat till the end of round, k1.

Cut yarn leaving 10-15 cm tail. Use hook or tapestry needle to pull yarn tail through the remaining 13 stitches. Pull tight to close the hole. Weave in ends.

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