Cosy Craft

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Knit a Custom-fit Beanie

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Have fun knitting this easy beanie for someone special

Use yarn designed for knitting on needles size 3.00 mm to 4.00 mm. You will need 1 -2 balls of 50 grams.

Knit rounds on a circular needle or 5 stocking needles.  

How to work out how many stitches to cast on: 

First: Knit a trial piece in ribbing: Knit 3, purl 3. Count how many stitches are needed to measure 10 cm when the piece is medium to fully stretched (depending on how snug you want the hat to be) 

Second: Measure the circumference of the head in centimetre. 

Third: Calculate the stitches needed for your work this way e.g If the head circumference is 45 centimetre: 45:10 = 4.5 x number of stitches needed to knit the 10 cm wide ribbing piece. The number must be able to be divided with 6. Round down or up as needed = stitches needed for your custom sized beanie. 

 

Sizes: 1-2yr (3-6) 7-9 (10-12) Adult

Cast on the needed stitches on a circular needle or 5 stocking needles

Brim: *knit 1 through back loop, purl 1* repeat from * to * until the end of the round.

Repeat round until the piece measures 7 (8) 9 (10) 11 cm

Continue rounds: * k3, p3 * repeat from * to * until the end of the round. Repeat round until the whole piece measures 23 (23) 24 (25) 26 cm

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Knit crown by decreasing the stitches this way:

(Knit less rounds between decreasing stitches if using a thick yarn)           

 * k2tog, k1, p2tog, p 1 *. Repeat until the end of the round

Knit 3 rounds this way: * k2, p2 * repeat from * to * until the end of the round. 

Then * k2tog, p2tog * repeat until the end of the round

Knit 2 rounds this way: * k1, p1 * repeat from * to * until the end of the round

Then *p2tog * repeat from * to * until the end of the round

Purl 1 round

Cut the thread and pull the free end through the remaining stitches. Pull the free thread to draw the stitches close, only a pinpoint hole will be left.

Turn the beanie inside out. Weaving in the ends of the two threads (top & bottom). Bend the brim so that the knit through stitches are showing on the right side of the beanie