After knitting several hats for friends with the Spud and Chloe Outer, I had a lot of scraps, so 'Ta-Da' the Bulky Beanie was born. Who doesn't love a striped beanie?
· Spud and Chloe Outer (100g/60yds) 1 hank, or any super bulky yarn. Malbrigo Rasta is another good one.
· Size 15(10mm) 16” circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
· Size 15(10mm) Double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
· Stitch marker
(I used size 13 needles) I'm kind of a loose knitter, I think.
One size fits an older child through an average adult. Approx 20-23 inches circ.
19 inches circ- unstretched
In stockinette stitch, 2 sts and 4 rows= 1inch
With circular needles CO 44 Stitches. Join to work in the round. PM on the first stitch.
Row 1+2: K2, P2
The rest of the rows, Knit in stockinette stitch until hat measures 6 inches from the cast on edge. Begin decrease rounds.
Rnd 1: K9, K2tog (40 sts)
Rnd 2+3: Knit
Rnd 4: K8, K2tog (36 sts)
Rnd 5: K7, K2tog (32 sts), switch to double point needles
Rnd 6: K6, K2tog (28 sts)
Rnd 7: K5, K2tog (24 sts)
Rnd 8: K4, K2tog (20 sts)
Rnd 9: K3, K2tog (16 sts)
Rnd 10: K2tog (8 sts)
Cut the yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Pull the end to the inside and weave in ends.
To make the striped hat, I just used the scraps I had from making 6 other hats of different colors, so I’m not really sure on yardage. I had made two hats of one color, so I had a little more of that one. (color 1) You can do the stripes anyway that works, I just made it up as I went along.
Cast on with color 1
Row 1+2: K2, P2- color 1
Row 3,4,5: color 2
Row 6,7,8: color 3
Row 9,10,11: color 1
Row 12,13,14: color 4
Row 15,16,17: color 5
Row 18,19,20: color 2
Row 21,22: color 3
Row 23,24: color 4
Finish in color 3
Jogless Stripes: at the beginning of the 2nd row of any color slip the first stitch and continue knitting around.
Example: Row 3 change color and knit around
Row 4 slip first stitch, then knit around
Row 5 knit around