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

 

Materials:

150 yds. worsted weight  acrylic, wool, or wool-blend yarn

 

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

Stitch marker

Tapestry needle

 

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.

Beanie

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)

Rnds 8-16: K.

Rnd 17: P.

Rnds 18-26: K.

Rnd 27: P.

Rnds 28-36: K

Rnd 37: P.

Rnds 38-39: K.

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 41: K.

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

Rnd 43: K.

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

Rnd 45: K

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

Rnd 47: K.

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

Rnd 49: K.

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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