October 30, 2011

Lightweight Lady's Beanie

A pattern for The Lightweight Lady's Beanie.

This beanie in a light weight yarn is perfect for summer or wearing indoors.  The ribbing gives lots of stretch as to accommodate a wide variety of head sizes.

1 stitch marker
US 5 needles, circulars or double pointed
Darning Needle
About 25g of fingering weight/sock yarn

15 stitches/2 inches in 1x1 rib, not stretched.

Cast on 108 stitches loosely.  Join in the round placing marker at the start of the round- careful not to twist your stitches - and work in a knit 1 purl 1 rib in the round.  Work in K1 P1 rib for 7" - 8."  Start decreasing every other row until 18 stitches remain.

Decrease rows: Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over, work 9 (7,5,3,1) in established ribbing.

Last 2 rounds - work 1 row in established ribbed pattern.  Slip slip knit all the way around the next row.  Cut yarn, and pull end through remaining stitches to secure the top of hat.  Weave in ends :)

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