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Very Basic Beanie

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The simplest of simple, most basic beanies.

Ravelled here – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-beanie-58

Size – one size adult.

Needles – size 7 16″ circulars, and size 7 DPNs

Yarn – Worsted weight. I like using two colors, one for the brim and one for the body but it can all be in one color, stripes, whatever! The beauty in this beanie is it is very customizable.

Notions – Needle for weaving in ends, stitch marker.

Pompoms – I used these and love them: Faux Fur PomPoms

For this sample I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted weight in Coal or white for the ribbing, with Knit Picks Muse Hand Painted for the body.

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Pattern:

Cast on 100 stitches. PM. Join to begin working in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.

*k1,p1; rep from * until end of round.

Repeat for three inches, or desired length of brim.

If you want a different colored brim, switch colors now. Knit all stitches until hat is 7.25″ from cast on edge.

Decreases (switch to DPNs when needed):

Rnd 1 – *K8, k2tog; rep from* until end of round.(90 st)

Rnd 2 and all even rnds until rnd 12 – Knit

Rnd 3 – *K7, k2tog; rep from* until end of round. (80 st)

Rnd 5 – *K6, k2tog; rep from* until end of round. (70 st)

Rnd 7 – *K5, k2tog; rep from* until end of round. (60 st)

Rnd 9 – *K4, k2tog; rep from* until end of round. (50 st)

Rnd 11 – *K3, k2tog; rep from* until end of round. (40 st)

Rnd 13 – *K2, k2tog; rep from* until end of round. (30 st)

Rnd 14 – *K1, k2tog; rep from* until end of round.(20 st)

Rnd 15 – *k2tog; rep from* until end of round. (10 st)

Rnd 16 – *k2tog; rep from* until end of round. (5 st)

Break yarn, pull through remaining stitches. Weave in ends. Add pompom if you want.

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Abbreviations:

K – Knit

P – Purl

PM – Place marker

k2tog – knit two together

Rep – repeat

Rnd – round

DPNs – Double pointed needles

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2 thoughts on “Very Basic Beanie

  1. I love this pattern and I also use Knitpics Alpaca yarn..I’m starting on this pattern after I finish the project I’m on. Thank you for a simple, yet very nice gender neutral pattern. Love it!

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