Bulky Beanie Pattern

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?

Bulky 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.
Finished Measurement
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.

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.

Striped Option
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

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