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 :)
--- o0o ---Materials
|Main||2 skeins||Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky||Duck Egg |
|Contrast||1 skein||Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky||Bullrush |
14 sts per 10cm in st st
6mm circular needle
6mm DPNs (optional)
|C6B||Put next 3 sts on cable holder and leave at back of work, K3, then K3 from holder|
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.
|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.|
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.
Weave in all ends.
Weave in all ends.