I've had many requests for this little beanie pattern , so I thought i'd write it up and share it with you all. This is an extremely simple and quick knit. Cast on at the beginning of a DVD, and you could be casting off as the credits roll!
The following measurements fit my Ziggy's 49cm head perfectly, however, they are meant to be used as a guide only. Decide how wide you would like your beanie to be, then cast on the appropriate number of stitches to suit your preferences and choice of yarn.
18"/47 cm long x 8"/20cm wide
Any bulky yarn would work well. I've used Moda Vera Shiver (super soft for a little persons head, and it drapes beautifully). 2 x 50 gram balls.
[approximately 90m of yarn]
Needles and Notions:
1 pair 7.5mm needles
Not important in this pattern.
Using Provisional Cast on on method, cast on 25 stitches.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Starting with Row 3, be sure to slip (as if to purl) the last three stitches on each KNIT row. This will give you and i-cord trim to keep the edge from curling.
Row 3: Knit (being sure to slip the last 3 stitches!)
Row 4: Purl
Repeat Rows 3 & 4 until your piece is long enough to wrap around your child's head.
Break working yarn, leaving a tail long enough for grafting. Remove provisional stitches and place live sitches on needle. Knit into the little half stitch at the end of the non i-cord edge to make up equal number of stiches on each needle.
Using Kitchener Stitch, graft the 2 sets of live stitches together.
Join top seam, making sure the grafted section is placed at middle back of hat.
Add tassles, and enjoy!