Happy New Year to Everyone! Here I am again with my Free Knitting Pattern Stylish Diana Beanie. If you follow my Instagram account you might have seen already the basic matching knit mittens that I published before. I believe this is one of the best set I have ever made. You are right if you think it looks simple, but it is warm, cozy and super soft to wear. It is perfect set for business ladies who do not like cables and bulky knit accessories and want to stay comfy and elegant during those chilly days.
Knitting materials and knitting tools:
<> 16” Circular Knitting Needles or DPN 3.25 mm (UK 10/US 3).
<> Long mink wool – 75% wool, 25% nylon. Café au lait color: 50 grams - 350 m per skein – in total less than 1 ball
Knit stylish Diana hat size:
Adult: 53-56 cm. In the body of knit beanie I’m also explaining how to knit it for a bigger head circumference.
Gauge: 22 stitches in = 4 inches in stockinette
Note for knitters:
At the end the right side of the hat will be on its wrong side, so pay attention that you don’t leave any yarn tails and knots on the wrong side.
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
k – knit
p – purl
k2tog – knit two together
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
Body of the stylish Diana beanie knitting pattern:
Сast on 88 stitches or any other number that is divisible by 4. For the 57-59 cm head circumference cast on 92 stitches. Join to knit in the round. Place marker if needed. Knit in stockinette stitch until piece measures 20-21 cm (8 inches).
Shaping the crown of Diana beanie knitted hat:
Use stitch markers if needed. Place them after 22th, 44th, 66th and 88th stitch.
Round 1: [k1, k2tog, k17, skpo] – repeat 4 times
Round 2-3: knit in stockinette stitch
Round 4: [k1, k2tog, k15, skpo] – repeat 4 times
Round 5-6: knit in stockinette stitch
Round 7: [k1, k2tog, k13, skpo] – repeat 4 times
Round 8: knit in stockinette stitch
Round 9: [k1, k2tog, k11, skpo] – repeat 4 times
Round 10: knit in stockinette stitch
Round 11: [k1, k2tog, k9, skpo] – repeat 4 times
Round 12: knit in stockinette stitch
Round 13: [k1, k2tog, k7, skpo] – repeat 4 times
Round 14: knit in stockinette stitch
Round 15: [k1, k2tog, k5, skpo] – repeat 4 times
Round 16: knit in stockinette stitch
Round 17: [k1, k2tog, k3, skpo] – repeat 4 times
Cut the yarn. Thread it through remaining 12 stitches, pull tight, secure and weave in all ends.