Friday, August 9, 2013

Oversized Slouchy Beanie Knitting Pattern - Free!!

I created a new pattern! This one is free since it hasn't been tested by anyone but me. Any feedback would be much appreciated!

I created this beanie for a friend of mine who has a pretty large dome (25 inches!!!). The beanie measures 21 inches in circumference when laying flat, but has a crapton of stretch to it. I kind of like it on me, even though it is pretty big. It's comfy and isn't too tight so I won't get a headache when I wear it - which is always a good thing! I do fear that a gust of wind will come along and take my beanie with it.

Anyway, on to the part you have all been waiting for - the pattern!

Oversized Slouchy Beanie

Approximately 140 yards of Caron Simply Soft (Grey Heather)
US Size 7 circular needles (16 inch)
US Size 10 circular needles (16 inch)

1”=5 stitches on size 7 needle

Using size US 7 circular needles, cast on 108 stitches (multiples of 4) for a
circumference of 21 inches. This beanie is very stretchy and fits larger heads.
It’s very loose on a petite head.

Place Marker and join together to knit in the round.
Rounds 1-4 - *K1, P1, repeat from *

Change over to US 10 circular needs to start Pattern:
Round 5 - *K2, P2, repeat from *
Round 6 - *K1, YO, K1, P2, repeat from *
Round 7 - *K3, P2, repeat from *
Round 8 - *K3, P2, repeat from *
Round 9 - *K3, pass the first stitch over the last two worked stitches, P2, repeat from *
Repeat rounds 5-9 a total of 6 times, or more if you want a longer beanie. 6 times will make a 9 inch tall beanie when complete.

Start decreases.
Round 1 - *K6, K3tog, YO, repeat from *
Round 2 and all even rounds - Knit around
Round 3 - *K5, K3tog, YO, repeat from *
Round 5 - *K4, K3tog, YO, repeat from *
Round 7 - *K3, K3tog, YO, repeat from *
Round 9 - *K2, K3tog, YO, repeat from *
Round 11 - *K1, K3tog, YO, repeat from *
Round 13 - *K3tog, YO, repeat from *
Round 15 - K2tog around.
Cut yarn leaving a 12 inch tail. String the tail through the remaining stitches and weave in the ends.

Machine wash warm, gentle cycle.

YO - Yarn Over to increase by one stitch
K2tog - Knit 2 stitches together to decrease by one
K3tog - Knit 3 stitches together to decrease by two

Copyright Sara Marie Creations, 2013. Pattern not for distribution or resale. Finished objects using this pattern can be sold, but please reference back to Sara Marie Creations in your listing. Thank you and happy knitting!

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