Saturday, 21 April 2012

Cable Rib Beanie Pattern

I know! Two posts in one day, but I've finished writing this pattern, so I had to post. This is the first pattern that I have properly written and published. This hat is knitted using the magic loop method. 
As you get closer to the crown, you may want to switch to DPNs, however, I found it manageable on circulars using magic loop. 


I intend to add a fleece lining, so I will post again with instructions to make a beanie lining. In the meantime, enjoy!
This beanie will fit an average adult head - my head measures 55cm in circumference, whereas DH's head is 60cm. The beanie fits both of us :)
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Materials

Quantity Yarn Shade
Main 2 skeins Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky Duck Egg [43011]
Contrast 1 skeinDebbie Bliss Rialto Chunky Bullrush [43010]
1 skein of the above yarn is 50g/60m. The actual amount I used was 87g/105m of main colour and about 16g/19m of contrast.

Gauge
14 sts per 10cm in st st

Notions
6mm circular needle
Cable needle
6mm DPNs (optional)
Stitch marker

Special Abbreviations
C6B Put next 3 sts on cable holder and leave at back of work, K3, then K3 from holder

Knitting Instructions
Cast on 64 sts with contrast colour using a stretchy cast on, such as TillyBuddy's or long tail.
Join in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Place stitch marker to indicate start of round.

Body
Round 1 In contrast colour, *K6, P2; Repeat from * to end.
Change to main colour
Round 2 - 12 *K6, P2; Repeat from * to end.
Round 13 round 13: *C6B, P2, K6; Repeat from * to end.
Round 14 - 21 Repeat round 2
Round 22 *K6, P2, C6B; Repeat from * to end.
Round 23 - 27 Repeat round 2.
Round 28 Repeat round 13.
Round 29 - 34 Repeat round 2.
Round 35 Repeat round 22.
Round 36 - 39 Repeat round 2.
The body should measure 17cm.

Crown shaping
Switch to DPNs if you prefer.
Round 1 *C6B, P2tog, K6 ; rpt from * to last 2 sts, p2tog  [56 sts]
Round 2 *K5, K2tog; rpt from * to end  [48 sts]
Round 3 *K4, K2tog; rpt from * to end  [40 sts]
Round 4 *K3, K2tog; rpt from * to end  [32 sts]
Round 5 *K2, K2tog; rpt from * to end  [24 sts]
Round 6 *K1, K2tog; rpt from * to end  [16 sts]
Round 7 *K2tog; rpt from * to end  [8 sts]
Round 8 *K2tog; rpt from * to end  [4 sts]
Break yarn and thread through remaining 4 sts and tighten to close. 

Finishing
Weave in all ends.

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