Pink Quick-Knit Beanie
Knitting a hat doesn't need to take up your whole weekend. This Pink Quick-Knit Beanie can be completed in just hours to give you a stylish addition to your wardrobe for next to no time and effort. Learn how to knit a hat with a bright and happy color that you can wear any time. It's just the thing for springtime, and warm enough to keep your ears cozy and protected from the chilly breeze. Whether you wear this with a sweater or a lacy dress, its stylish appearance is worth the few hours of knitting it will take. In fact, once you're done with this knit hat, you'll actually look forward to cold weather!
Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, 7 or 4.5 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Gauge20 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.
Finished SizeOne size to fit average woman's head.
- Patons® Classic Wool Worsted™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 210 yds/192 m): Currant (77531) - 1 ball
- Set of four sizes U.S. 6 (4 mm) and U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Stitch marker
How to Knit Rib Stitch in the Round
Complete your adorable hat by watching this video to learn how to knit rib stitch in the round.
With smaller set of needles, cast on 96 sts. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles (32 sts on each needle). Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 4” [10 cm].
Change to set of larger needles and knit in rnds until work from beg measures 7” [18 cm].
How to Shape the Top
1st rnd: *K2tog. K20. ssk. Rep from * around. 88 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K2tog. K18. ssk. Rep from * around. 80 sts
5th rnd: *K2tog. K16. ssk. Rep from * around. 72 sts.
7th rnd: *K2tog. K14. ssk. Rep from * around. 64 sts.
9th rnd: *K2tog. K12. ssk. Rep from * around. 56 sts.
11th rnd: *K2tog. K10. ssk. Rep from * around. 48 sts.
13th rnd: *K2tog. K8. ssk. Rep from * around. 40 sts.
15th rnd: *K2tog. K6. ssk. Rep from * around. 32 sts.
17th rnd: *K2tog. K4. ssk. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
19th rnd: *K2tog. K2. ssk. Rep from * around. 16 sts.
Break yarn leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts. Draw up and fasten securely.
- Knit next 2 stitches together
- Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time, pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
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