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Basic Blue Striped Beanie

Basic Blue Striped Beanie
Basic Blue Striped Beanie
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If you are a beginner knitter interested in making a cute and versatile hat, the Basic Blue Striped Beanie is the perfect knit hat pattern. Work up this knitted hat in no time. This bright hat features many beautiful shades of blue. Whether it's a gift or a gift for yourself, you are sure to get a lot of mileage out of this head topper. When the temperature starts to drop, you can wear this hat and look totally on trend. The yarn is not too heavy, so you can wear this hat all year long. Work up this beginner knit hat pattern today.

Beginner

Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, 9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Materials List

  • Size U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) and U.S. 10 (6 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Bernat® Dimensions™(2.8 oz/80 g; 160 yds/146 m) Bluebell (99003) 1 ball

Gauge

15 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.
Measurements: One size to fit average lady.
Abbreviations:
Alt = Alternate, Approx = Approximately, Beg = Begin(ning), Cont = Continue, Dec = Decrease, K = Knit, K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together, P = Purl, Rep = Repeat, Rem = Remaining, RS = Right side, St(s) = Stitch(es), WS = Wrong side

Instructions

With smaller needles cast on 74 sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *K2. P2. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Rep last row 3 more times. Change to larger needles and cont as follows: 1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd and alt rows: K1. Purl to last st. K1.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures approx 7" [18 cm], ending on a WS row.
Dec as follows:
1st row: K1. *K2tog. K7. Rep from * to last st. K1. 66 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *K2tog. K5. Rep from * to last st. K1. 58 sts.
5th row: K1. *K2tog. K6. Rep from * to last st. K1. 50 sts.
7th row: K1. *K2tog. K4. Rep from * to last st. K1. 42 sts.
9th row: K1. *K2tog. K3. Rep from * to last st. K1. 34 sts
11th row: K1. *K2tog. K2. Rep from * to last st. K1. 26 sts.
13th row: K1. *K2tog. K1. Rep from * to last st. K1. 18 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts. Sew center back seam.

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I have made this hat a few times. I used comperable yarn in weight. I do think that decrease rows 3 and 5 are transposed, only in the decrease amount. 3rd row should knit 6 in between , and in the 5th row you should knit 5 in between . The other decrease rows follow suit. If the yarn is striped or patterned, it really won't make much difference, but a solid color looks nicer with an even decreace. IMHO Great easy pattern!

What a cute and easy hat pattern! I am looking forward to trying this pattern before this fall.

Well, I don't think it would go over well in July, but this hat would still get a lot of use! The colors make it a little fun and quirky and just right for the right teenager as well as the right adult. The only time you'd have to pay much attention is in the decrease rows, otherwise it looks really easy.

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