TWEEDY PLAID BEANIE printer-friendly version
Finished size: One size (Teen/Adult) stretches to fit up to 21
circumference (unstretched measurement 19 circumference) - 8 high
Worsted wt. yarn in 3 contrasting colors:
100 yds. Color A
50 yds. Color B
75 yds. Color C
Samples shown in:
Red Heart Tweed (turquoise & brown) with Plymouth Encore (hot pink)
Vannas Choice (denim mist, green, rose mist)
Size 8 (5 mm) circular needle (16 length) -- or size needed to achieve gauge
Set of 4 (or 5) size 8 (5 mm) double-pointed needles (dpns)
Gauge: 18 sts & 23 rnds = 4 in stockinette st on size 8 (5 mm) needles
Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), knit (k),
knit two together (k2tog), needle (ndl), purl (p), repeat (rep), round (rnd),
skip (sk), slip (sl), stitch (st)
Hat is worked in-the-round from ribbing to crown.
Color changes may be worked either according to chart or following writtenout
When changing colors, always pick up new color from under old dropped color
to prevent holes in work. Strand colors very loosely across back of work to
allow for stretch when hat is worn.
Carry colors loosely up inside of work from round to round.
Color A is the background color. Color C is joined on Rnd 8. Color B is joined
on Rnd 11. Once colors are joined, pick up and drop as needed but do not cut
colors until instructed to do so.
With Color A and circular needle, CO 80 sts. Join for circular knitting,
placing marker to note beginning of rounds.
Rnds 1-6: *K2, p2, rep from * around.
Begin plaid pattern:
(Note: join Colors B & C when needed and leave them attached until plaid
section is completed. Remember to strand colors very loosely.)
Rnd 7: With Color A, K.
Rnds 8-9: *K2 A, k2 C, k1 A, k1 C, k1 A, k2 C, k1 A, rep from * around.
Rnd 10: With Color A, k.
Rnd 11: With Color B, k.
Rnd 12: With Color A, k.
Rnds 13-14: *K2 A, k2 C, k1 A, k1 C, k1 A, k2 C, k1 A, rep from * around.
Rnd 15: With Color B, k.
Rnd 16: *K2 A, k2 C, k1 A, k1 C, k1 A, k2 C, k1 A, rep from * around.
Rnd 17: With Color B, k.
Rnds 18-19: Rep Rnds 13-14.
Rnd 20: With Color A, k.
Rnd 21: With Color B, k.
Rnds 22-31: Rep Rnds 12-21 once.
Rnd 32: With Color A, k.
Rnds 33-34: Reps Rnds 13-14.
At end of Rnd 34, plaid pattern is completed. Cut Colors B and C, leaving 6
tails for weaving in. Continue remainder of hat with Color A.
Begin crown decreases (Note: change to dpns when sts no longer fit
comfortably on circular needle):
Rnd 35 (dec rnd): *K8, k2tog, rep from * around (72 sts)
Rnd 36: K.
Rnd 37 (dec rnd): *K7, k2tog, rep from * around (64 sts)
Rnd 38: K.
Rnd 39 (dec rnd): *K6, k2tog, rep from * around (56 sts)
Rnd 40: K.
Rnd 41 (dec rnd): *K5, k2tog, rep from * around (48 sts)
Rnd 42: K.
Rnd 43 (dec rnd): *K4, k2tog, rep from * around (40 sts)
Rnd 44: K.
Rnd 45 (dec rnd): *K3, k2tog, rep from * around (32 sts)
Rnd 46 (dec rnd): *K2, k2tog, rep from * around (24 sts)
Rnd 47 (dec rnd): *K1, k2tog, rep from * around (16 sts)
Rnd 48 (dec rnd): *K2tog, rep from * around (8 sts)
Cut yarn, leaving 12 tail. Run tail through rem sts on ndl and gather to close.
Weave in all tails.
Plaid Chart (See .pdf)
Pattern and photos © Kathy North, Designs by KN
Copyright 2010 Designs by KN
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