Single Ribbed Beanie

Every knitter needs a go-to fail-safe beanie pattern. This here is my version.

This beanie is knit with an extra wide brim, however the length is very easy to alter to suit.

 

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor is my favourite yarn for knitting beanies. It is a worsted spun double knit weight yarn. It has great stitch definition, and once blocked, it looks like its been professionally knit!

 

Tension:

30 stitches and 26 rows to 10cm in single rib

 

*this is a fairly large beanie. If you want a smaller fit, I would recommend knitting at a tighter gauge.

 

Finished dimensions:

Length 36cm

Circumference 40cm

Length with brim folded up 24cm

Brim width 12cm

 

 

What you will need:

3.75mm circular needles (or size to match gauge)

100g Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (pictured in the colour Potion)

Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends.

4 x stitch markers (to mark the beginning of the round and also where to decrease).

 

 

Pattern:

 

Cast on 120 stitches using the ribbed cable cast on.

Join to knit in the round and place marker for beginning of round. Work in single rib (k1, p1) until piece measures 10.5” from cast on.

 

Shaping the crown: (change to double pointed needles when necessary)

 

Next round: (work 30 stitches, place marker) * repeat to end of round. There will now be 3 place markers and 1 beginning of round marker evenly placed throughout the round.

 

Next round (decrease round): *k1, p1, k1, p1, LSL, work in rib to 6 stitches before next marker, RSL, p1, k1, p1  repeat from * another 3 times to end of round (16 stitches decreased).

Rounds 2 & 3: work in single rib (no decreasing)

Repeat these 3 rounds until 40 stitches remain.

 

Next round: *k1, p1, LSL, p1, RSL, p1. Repeat from * another 3 times to end of round (24 stitches remain)

Work 2 rounds in single rib.

 

Next round: *LSL, RDL repeat from * another 3 times, removing markers as you go (8 stitches remain).

Break yarn, thread through remaining stitches, pull tights and fasten. Weave in loose ends.

 

Blocking:

Soak garment in luke warm water and wool wash until soaked through – about 30mins. Gently press the excess water out and leave flat to dry, making sure you arrange garment into the correct finished dimensions.

 

Techniques:

1x1 Ribbed Cable Cast On

Make a slip knot on L needle to begin, insert R needle into slip knot and knit a new stitch. Place new stitch on L needle. *Insert R needle from behind the L needle between the first and second stitch on the L needle, wrap yarn around R needle as you would for a purl stitch and pull through, place this new loop onto L needle, insert R needle between the first and second stitch on the L needle, wrap yarn around R needle as you would for a knit stitch and pull through, place this new loop onto L needle; repeat from * until required number of stitches have been cast on.

 

 

RSL: [right slanting decrease]:

Slip one stitch knitwise with yarn in back, knit one, pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch and off the right needle, then place the knit stitch you just worked onto the left needle, pass the following stitch on the left needle over it and off the left needle, and then place the knit stitch back on the right needle. [2 stitches decreased]

 

LSL (left slanting decrease)

Slip one stitch knitwise with yarn in back, knit the next two stitches together and then pass the slipped stitch over the k2tog and off the right needle. [2 stitches decreased]

 

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