Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer Beanie pattern shared

Yarn: one ball (100 metres) worsted weight cotton
Knitting needles: 4.50 mm/ US 7/ UK 7 or size to obtain tension
Tension: one inch = 5 stitches worked over Stockinette stitch

Stockinette stitch
Row 1: knit -- to end of row
Row 2: purl -- to end of row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern

Purly seed stitch
Row 1: purl one, knit one -- to end of row
Row 2: purl -- to end of row
Row 3: knit one, purl one -- to end of row

Cast on 80 stitches
Work in pattern for five inches
This row: knit two; knit two together -- to end of row (60 stitches remain)
Work in Stockinette stitch for one inch
This row: knit two; knit two together -- to end of row (45 stitches remain)
Work in Stockinette stitch for one inch
This row: knit two; knit two together -- to end of row (34 stitches remain)
Work in Stockinette stitch for one and half inches
This row: knit two, knit two together -- to end of row (25 stitches remain)
Using a darning needles, pull thread through remaining stitches
Sew seam.
Block your hat.

How to block
Lay your hat on an ironing board. Place a damp cloth over the hat. Using an iron, steam your knitting. Let dry for at least an hour.

***
Next post: A Cure for the Jealous Writer

2 comments:

holessence said...

We're rounding the weather bend where that little cap would come in handy. There's a hint of autumn "snap" in the early morning air.

The Sweater Curse said...

I imagine for many after all the heat this transition is a joy, but here on Mayne Island it seems like a little bit of a rip off. Oh, well, there's always next year -- hopefully it will balance out a tad.