One day, when I was over at Rose’s house, we were talking about the fact that we both believe strongly that when we craft for a project like the BSD Project, that we felt it was important to choose patterns and styles that would be fashionable and desired by the average kid.

You know – not frumpy.

I mean – right?! I don’t want to wear frumpy stuff, and I’m guessing you probably don’t either, right?

And Rose – being the incredibly cool, with-it, in touch Grandmother that she is – who had been looking over some advertisements with her pre-teen and teen granddaughters – came across an ad by a big name clothing company, and was struck by a quite nice looking beanie featured on the prominent model. She tore the ad out. She asked me, presenting said ad, if I’d seen a pattern like that one. I told her I hadn’t, but I’d sure look.

And so I did.

Know what? Couldn’t find one.

So I decided to make one up.

Here, my friends, is Brambles Beanie – in similar style to the ad Rose showed me. If you click on the title hyperlink above or below, it will open up into a PDF file that you can download. 🙂 Special thanks to my beautiful model, the fabulous Alayna.

Brambles Beanie

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:

  • 1 skein Sundara worsted merino (approximately 120 yards needed)
  • 1 pair size US #5 – 16″ circular knitting needles
  • 1 pair size US #7 – 16″ circular knitting needles
  • 1 set of 5 size 7 double pointed needles
  • 1 cable needle
  • Stitch markers

Technique:

  • 1×1 Rib: k1, p1 every row
  • C4B: slip 2 sts onto cable needle, holding to the back of work, knit next 2 sts, knit 2 sts from cable needle
  • C4F: slip 2 sts onto cable needle, holding to the front of work, knit next 2 sts, knit 2 sts from cable needle

Instructions:

CO 86 sts with size 5 circular needles.

Place st marker at the beginning of the row. Join sts carefully to k in the round, taking care to avoid twisting work.

Work 1×1 rib for 2.5 inches.

Row 1: K to size 7 circular needles, *k8, M1, repeating from * until 6 sts remain. k6, m1. 96 sts

Row 2: Begin following chart. Chart consists of 6 sts and reps 16 times on each row.

Rows 3 – 18: Work rows 1 through 6 of chart twice.

Rows 19 – 21: Work rows 1 through 3 of chart once.

Row 22: K 24 sts onto 1st size 7 dpn, continuing transferring sts so that 24 sts are on each of 4 dpns.

Row 23: *C4F, k2tog, C4F, k2. Rep from * through the end of the row.

Rows 24 – 25: K

Row 26: *K2tog, C4B, k1. Rep from * through the end of the row.

Row 27: K

Row 28: K until 1 st remains. Move marker to indicate that this marks the new beginning of the round.

Row 29: *Slip 2 sts onto cable needle, holding to the front of work, k next 2 sts, k 1 st from cable needle, then s remaining st from cable needle and s next st, k together. Rep from * through the end of the row.

Row 30 – 31: K

Row 32: K first 2 sts. Move marker to indicate 3rd st is the new beginning of the round. *C4B, k2tog, ssk, repeating from * through the end of the row.

Rows 33 – 34: K

Row 35: K first st. Move marker to indicate 2nd st is the new beginning of the round. *K2tog, C4F, repeating from * through the end of the row.

Row 36: *K2tog, k2, ssk, k4. Rep from * through the end of the row.

Row 37: *K2tog, k4, ssk. Rep from * through the end of the row.

Row 38: *Hold 3 sts to the back of work on cable needle, K1, k2tog, from cable needle k1, ssk. Rep from * through the end of the row.

Row 39: K

Row 40: *K2 tog, repeating from * through end of the row. 8 sts remaining on needles.

Break yarn, leaving a 4″ tail. Draw tail through remaining 8 sts, pull snugly to close the top. Draw tail through the center, distributing sts around the center evenly. Weave in all ends.

Chart:

6

g

g

g

g

g

g

 
 

g

g

C

F

G

M

5

4

g

g

g

g

g

g

 
 

g

g

g

g

g

g

3

2

C

H

J

M

g

g

 
 

g

g

g

g

g

g

1

 

6

5

4

3

2

1

 

Multiples of 6

Row 1: K

Row 2: *K2, C4B, rep from * to end.

Rows 3 and 4: K

Row 5: *C4F, k2, rep from * to end.

Row 6: K

There will be 16 reps of the pattern on each row.

 

Terms/Abbreviations:

CO

cast on

dpn

double pointed needles

k

knit

k2tog

Knit 2 together

p

Purl

rep

repeat(s)

RS

right side

ssk

slip, slip, knit

st(s)

stitch(es)

St st

Stockinette stitch

WS

wrong side

 

Notes:

    
 

    

©Dina McBride

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