Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Ribbed Beanie

Free Pattern: Ribbed Beanie
This hat is super simple, and super comfy. It stretches to fit almost anyone from 2 years old to adults. Quinn (my mannequin head) has about a 23" head, but the ribbing allows the hat to spring back to shape so it even fits my 3 year old son. This hat is a family staple, and I have made many for my son and husband, they love them!

US # 10.5 circular needle (16" length) and double point needles
1 skein Bernat Camouflage in Desert Sand
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle

5 sts X 5 rows = 1" in k1, p1 rib

Using circular needle and long-tail cast on CO 72 stitches. Place marker and join in the round.

Begin working k1, p1 ribbing (the first round is a little tight, keep working your stitches around and it will be fine).

Work k1, p1 ribbing for 5 to 5 1/2 inches. Begin decreases.

Decrease rounds:

** repeat between *'s for entire round

Round 1: *k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2tog, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2tog, p2tog*

Round2: k

Round 3: *k1, p1, k1, p1, k2tog, p2tog*

Round 4: k

Round 5: *k1, p1, k1, p2tog, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, k2tog, p2tog*

Round 6: k

Round 7: *k1, p2tog, k2tog, p1, k2tog, p2tog*

Round 8: k

Round 9: *k2tog, p2tog* to last 2 stitches, k2tog

Cut yarn leaving 6" tail, thread through remaining stitches and pull tight. Weave in ends and enjoy!

Knittingpatterncentral.com has great instructions for cast on methods and knitting in the round.

This pattern is free for personal use only. Please do not use for profit unless all proceeds go to charity.