Oh, lovies. Have you been languishing over whether or not you’d commit to a major wardrobe piece in the latest, Pantone Color of the Year? Does earthy red make your skin glow; your eyes shine; your heart smile? No, you can’t commit? Or is it that you haven’t given the shade, Marsala even a moment’s worth of thought? Well regardless, a beanie in a nice, textured stitch is an asset to anyone’s winter clothing arsenal (and a slouchy version may even bring a little more “cool” to that February cold.) Knit this beanie for yourself or your sweetheart; it is, after all both the right color and time of year to make this as a Valentine’s Day gift. Enjoy!
Double Seed Stitch Beanie
1 Ball Bernat Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell (70% Acrylic/30% Wool; 162 yds/156 m) in color: Dark Red(ish)
Size 8 (5mm), 16”/40.5 cm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Stretches to fit up to 22”/56 cm(24”/61 cm) head
18 sts x 20 rows = 4”/10 cm in Double Seed Stitch
Note: This beanie is meant to fit slouchy.
CO 88 (96). Join, taking care not to twist, and placing marker for beg of rnd.
Rnds 1-6: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rnds 7-8: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rnds 9-10: *P1, k1; rep from * around.
Rep Rnds 7-10 until piece measures 11(11 1/2”)/28(29) cm from cast on edge.
BO leaving long tail for seaming.
To close Hat (see example here): Thread tail through tapestry needle, insert into top, center and sew a couple of sts. Pinch side edges to the same center point and stitch the edges together. The top of the hat will now be in a star formation. Continue to pinch opposite edges and stitch them together until top of hat is completely closed. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.