It may not be Winter and beanie-weather here, but I found a pattern I wanted to share with you.
Lincraft is a one-stop-shop for all things art, craft, and homewares. They have a store quite close to my house, and I haven’t been able to stop myself from going in there all the time, almost opening my own store at my house!
On display for everyone needing a new project, I found a free knitting pattern.
Today we will be making the Surroundings Beret beanie.
To fit head – 56cm
1x 100g ball
1x 6mm knitting needles (I used 5mm size because I didn’t have 6, and it worked well)
1x wool needle for sewing up
16.5sts and 19 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 6mm needles
Easy. You only need to know how to do a few different stitches.
Requires: K, P, K2tog, P2tog, M1
Using 6mm needles, cast on 79sts.
1st row: K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.
2nd row: K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end.
Rep 1st and 2nd rows twice.
7th row: K1, * M1, K2, rep from * to end … 118sts.
Work in stocking st, beg with a purl row, until work measures 13cm from beg, ending with a purl row.
1st row: K1, * K2tog, K7, rep from * to end … 105sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1, * K2tog, K6, rep from * to end.
5th row: K1, * K2tog, K5, rep from * to end.
7th row: K1, * K2tog, K4, rep from * to end.
9th row: K1, * K2tog, K3, rep from * to end.
11th row: K1, * K2tog, K2, rep from * to end.
13th row: K1, * K2tog, K1, rep from * to end.
15th row: K1, * K2tog, rep from * to end.
16th row: * P2tog, rep from * to end … 7sts.
Break off yarn, run end through rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.
Join back seam. Sew in all ends.