RIDGEWOOD BEANIE (in 3 sizes)
with Little Basket option
 

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Sizes: Small (Medium, Large) – 8” high

Note: Beanie will stretch to fit up to 3” larger than unstretched measurements:

Small: 18” circumference (unstretched)
Medium: 20” circumference (unstretched)
Large: 22” circumference (unstretched)

Little Basket: 5.5” diameter, 3” high

150 yds. worsted weight

Sample shown in Lion Brand Yarns “Vanna’s Choice” (100% acrylic, 170
yds/156 m. per 3.5 oz./100 g. ball)

Size 8 (5 mm.) circular needle, 16” length – or size needed to achieve gauge

Set of 4 or 5 size 8 (5 mm.) double-pointed needles

acrylic, wool, or wool-blend yarn

Gauge: 16 sts & 22 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on size 8 needle
Take time to check gauge.

Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), decrease
(dec), knit (K), knit two together (K2tog), purl (P), remaining (rem), repeat (rep),
stitch (st), stockinette stitch (st st)

Pattern notes: Beanie is worked in the round from lower rib to top decreases.

With circular needle, loosely CO 72 (80, 88). Join for knitting in the round, being
careful that stitches are not twisted on needle and placing marker at joining to
note beginning of rounds.

Rnds 1-7: *K1, P1, rep from * around - 72 (80, 88)

Begin top decreases (Note: change to dpn’s when sts no longer fit comfortably
on circular needle):

Rnd 40: *K7 (8, 9), K2tog, rep from * around – 64 (72, 80) sts

Rnd 42: *K6 (7, 8), K2tog, rep from * around – 56 (64, 72) sts

Rnd 44: *K5 (6, 7), K2tog, rep from * around – 48 (56, 64) sts

Rnd 46: *K4 (5, 6), K2tog, rep from * around – 40 (48, 56) sts

Rnd 48: *K3 (4, 5), K2tog, rep from * around – 32 (40, 48) sts

Rnd 50: *K2 (3, 4), K2tog, rep from * around – 24 (32, 40) sts

Rnd 51: *K1 (2, 3), K2tog, rep from * around – 16 (24, 32) sts

For Medium & Large sizes only:

Rnd 52: *K2tog, rep from * around - (12, 16) sts

Cut yarn, leaving 8” tail. Thread tail through tapestry needle and run it through
remaining sts twice to gather and close top. Weave in all ends.

Little Basket option

Following instructions for smallest size beanie, CO 72. Work Rnds 1-17 of
pattern, then skip to Rnd 40. Work Rnds 40-51 and finish off as for hat.

Turn piece upside down and use as a little basket!

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