** PATTERN ** Rising Up Beanie
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Up, up and away …
A beautiful, lightweight, slouchy beanie that has a body pattern reminiscent of a hot air balloon and finishes up with a subtle ‘starburst’ on the crown.
You will be creating an inner layer earwarmer, a two colour corrugated rib brim and a simple stranded colourwork beanie.
Written in full with handy progress check boxes, so you can keep a visual track of where you are. You might feel like you’re playing bingo.
DK ~ 50g each in a colour A and B
Be sure to choose two colours that are highly contrasting. You can check this by taking a black and white photo.
I would not suggest using a fully acrylic yarn as you will struggle to have success when blocking due to the nature of acrylic yarns.
Needles and Notions
~ 3.50mm (US 4) & 4mm (US 6) 40cm circulars. ~ 4mm (US 6) DPN’s for working the crown section. ~ 5 x stitch markers (be sure one is distinctly different for BOR). ~ Tapestry needle (for sewing those dreaded ends in) ~ Balloon for blocking. Yes, really.
~ Long tail cast on ~ Picking up cast on edge stitches ~ Knit, purl and knitting two together ~ Decreasing (special instructions given)
Gauge and Size
22 sts x 28 rows over 10cm x 10cm (4 inch square) using 4mm needles and stocking stitch.
Measurements when blocked :
~ Width (brim) ~ 8 inches ~ Width (body) ~ 9 inches ~ Height (cast on to crown top) ~ 8.5 inches
Blocking is ESSENTIAL for this beanie. It is worth the time to let it sit for 24 hours after you’ve spent the hours making it. You won’t regret it.
I can’t wait to see what colour matches you come up with so please do be sure to tag me on Facebook or Instagram (@beanieboat).