Because you might just need something new and fresh for the final holiday knitting push! It was all I could do not to make another…so many possibilities. I want to make one in grey and white! As my holiday gift you can get my Green Beanie pattern for half off through the end of Christmas Day!
I confess that I made Green Beanie a while ago and promptly forgot about it. I just found it at the bottom of my stack of winter stuff…we haven’t needed much this year since it’s been so mild. I decided to write the pattern up before I lose it again. Sophie obliged, and we walked around her neighborhood for the snaps.
It starts with a slight curl in the cast on fabric, proceeds to corrugated ribbing creating vertical stripes. Meanders with a little stockinette stitch graced with a favorite motif found….in many cultures… and found in my book 200 Fair Isle Motifs: A Knitter’s Directory, motif #153.
I used Quince & Co Lark, because I have a lot of that lying around (lucky me!) because it is local to me, and I like it. You could use just about any worsted weight yarn, or heavy DK. The ever present Cascade 220 comes to mind. I’m going to make my next one in Berroco Ultra Alpaca.
I chose two greens, very close in value so the stranded colorwork pattern is subtle. Sometimes I just don’t want a loud pattern, only a hint. The vertical stripes of the ribbing are the main event. Students: See how different placement of the same colors show up differently? File under experiments with color.
Finished Size To fit head circumference 19 (20, 21), with about 1 inch of negative ease.
Yarn Beanie shown in Size Small Quince & Co Lark, (100%American wool; 134yd [123m] /
50g). MC #130 Split Pea, #128 Snap Pea, 1 skein each. Any worsted weigh yarn should work.
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Yarn Amounts You will need about 130 yds of MC, and about 80 yds of CC.
These amounts are generous, you might use less!
Gauge after blocking 9 sts x13 rnds = 2 in (5cm) in corrugated ribbing using smaller needle; 10 sts x 11 rnds = 2 in (5cm) in fair isle pattern using larger needle.
Needles US 6 (4 mm) & US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” (40cm) circular needles, US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles.
Find the Green Beanie pattern on Ravelry!