Posted on February 21, 2021
Handmade hats or beanies are simple are practical to give. They are personal and unique gifts. I think the most challenging part is actually making one that your recipient will like and actually use. People wear hats for many reasons. Up here in Alaska, it is mostly for staying warm and protection from the outdoor elements when the temperatures plummet.
This pattern was inspired by a pattern online using the same 1 x 1 rib stitch, but I had to change the numbers (stitches and rows) to customize the size. DS likes his beanies with enough brim room to be folded and he wears it both ways. The decrease used was purl 3 stitches together (p3tog) to preserve the 1 x 1 rib stitch design. It is custom friendly in many ways.
This particular pattern is a Regular Adult Size.
Gauge: 24 sts x 22 rows in 4″ square swatch using K1, p1 rib stitch, 2 strands (1 of each yarn weight)
Finished size: Width – 9″ Height – 11 1/2″
Note: Repeat sts inside the parentheses as indicated.
Cut yarn, leaving about an 8-10 inch tail. Slip the remaining 20 sts off the knitting needle onto the tapestry needle and pull to close. Weave in all ends.
I hope you enjoy this pattern. Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions. I would also love to see your finished project(s).
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Hi there! My name is Shelah and I am the blogger behind Shelah Knits. I live in Alaska and I love to knit, hike and craft. I have an online shop on Etsy where I sell my handmade which I design myself. Some other lovely pieces are designed by other brilliant designers and makers. Thank you for visiting!