Thursday, December 24, 2009
RL Single Stripe Beanie
About the hat:
I made this hat for my brother, Rich, for Christmas this year. This was the first "fitted" beanie I tried to make. It took me about 2 days to complete.
Materials I used:
- US size 8 circular needles (16'')
- Lion Brand Yarn: Vanna's Choice (color: navy)
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (color: white)
RL Single Stripe Scarf Pattern: Cast on 80 stitches using US size 8 circular needles
Using the navy color yarn: *K2, P2* for each round until the work measures ~2 inches
Switch to the white color yarn: *K2, P2* for 3 rows
Switch back to the navy color yarn: *K2, P2* for each round until the work measures ~6 inches
Start decreasing: row 1: *K2, P2tog*
row 2-6: *K2, P1*
row 7: *K2tog, P1*
row 8-12: *K1, P1*
To finish: Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail.
Thread yarn through (you may want to use a tapestry needle).
Pull yarn through all stitches in the last round.
Take out the circular needle.
Secure the yarn on the inside of the hat.
Weave in ends.
Abbreviations used in this pattern: K2= knit two
P2= purl two
K2tog= knit two stitches together
P2tog= purl two stitches together