Knit: Mix Beanie

As winter inches toward us—very, very slowly—I have been trying to create my perfect winter beanie. Well, this is it!

Mix Beanie | Yarn, Things, Etc.

Spend one minute browsing my blog and you’ll see that I love the seed stitch. I don’t know why it took me so long to make an entire beanie out of it. Well I do know why: I was always scared to decrease in more complex stitches. Although the seed stitch is anything but complex, I wasn’t sure how to keep the pattern while decreasing. The top of the hat isn’t perfect, but the seed stitch does hide some of the imperfections. I could have switched to knit stitch for the decreasing rounds, and I might just do that next time.

Mix Beanie | Yarn, Things, Etc.

Mix Beanie

In The Round

Materials:

  • Worsted weight wool or acrylic yarn
  • Size 8 needles (5 double pointed)
  • Tapestry Needle

Stitches Used:

  • K= Knit
  • P= Purl

Cast on 80 stitches one of the double pointed needles

Evenly distribute the stitches onto four double pointed needles (should be 20 on each needle)

K2P2 in 2×2 ribbing for 15 rows

Seed stitch (P the K stitches and K the P) for another 35 rows

K until you reach a total of 50 rows and begin decrease: *K2tog, P2tog for one round and work in seed stitch for the next row

*Continue decreasing until you are left with approx. one stitch on each needle

Cut a long tail and weave through the remaining stitches

Finish by weaving all loose ends with a tapestry needle

Happy knitting!

J

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