Since moving from the lovely constant-weather-changing city of Melbourne, I haven’t had a need to wear a beanie. But seeing as my yarn collection is still massive and my intense urge to knit is far too great for me to see the ‘I’m in tropics’ logic, I proceeded to make myself yet another warm head cover… I can still have holidays in Winter right??
Logic aside, here is the pattern of the beanie I created from using a single herringbone stitch from the Harmony Knitting Stitches book.
Knitting needles: 3.25mm and 4mm CIRCULAR NEEDLES
Yarn: 8ply alpaca 50g balls (x2)
Cast on 120 stitches – using 3.25mm CIRCULAR NEEDLES
Row 1: K2, P2
(repeat for 15 rows)
Transfer work to 4mm CIRCULAR NEEDLES
Row 17: Knit
Row 18: *K2tog, K2, K1B back then knit st above, K2, rep from * to last st., K1
Row 19: Knit
Row 20: K3, K1B back then knit st. above, K2, K2tog, *K2, K1B back then knit st. above, K2, K2tog, rep from * to end.
(Start after finishing last row of the pattern above)
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: *K2tog, K5, rep from * to last st, K1 (103)
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: K2, K2tog, *K4, K2tog, rep from * to last 3 stitches, K3 (86)
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: *K2tog, K3, rep from * to last st, K1 (69)
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: K1 *K2tog, K2 rep from * to end (52)
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: *K2tog, K1, rep from * to last st, K1 (35)
Row 11: Knit
Row 12: K1 *K2tog, rep from * to end (18)
Row 13: Knit
Row 14: K2tog (9)
#Amended April 2016
Enjoy the pattern!
P.S. – You can also find some of my other projects on Ravelry