I don’t know if the pattern was famous before
Ree was gifted with a pair of them, but I’m fairly sure the popularity of the Fetching Fingerless Gloves pretty much skyrocketed after they were featured on The Pioneer Woman blog!

Fetching Fingerless Gloves

Honestly – they’re a great pattern – and a wonderful way to up your confidence on items knit on dpns. Not only that – they are super quick! They take hardly any time at all. (And are a complete delight to work up in the Berroco Ultra Alpaca!!!)

Ravelry does have a number of hats that could conceivably go along with these lovely fingerless gloves, but I wanted something more beanie like – couldn’t find quite exactly what I was looking for – so I kinda made one up.

Again – super easy, super quick knit. And if you’re new to cable work – a nice easy basic repeating pattern of cables to help you cement your skill! Also great – only 46 grams of the Ultra Alpaca required to complete the hat – just shy of 100 yards. Nice, huh?

So – here it is – the Fetching Beanie, modeled by the ever lovely, delight to know, and honor to love, Miss Alayna!

Fetching Beanie

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials:

  • 1 skein Berocco Ultra Alpaca in Cyclamen colorway worsted 50% ultra alpaca, 50% Peruvian wool (approximately 120 yards needed)
  • 1 pair size US #7 – 16″ circular knitting needles
  • 1 set of US # 7 double pointed needles
  • 1 cable needle
  • 1 stitch marker

Technique:

  • 4×1 Rib: k4, 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

Instructions:

CO 80 sts with size 7 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.

Rows 1 – 6: Work 4×1 rib

Row 7: *C4B, p1, repeating from * until the end.

Rows 8 – 12: Work 4×1 rib.

Row 13: *C4B, p1, repeating from * until the end.

Rows 14 – 18: Work 4×1 rib.

Repeat Rows 13 – 18: Repeat these rows twice more.

When cable sets and 4×1 rib sets have been completed: Continue on with 4×1 rib until piece measures 6″ from CO edge.

Keeping in 4×1 rib, k next row onto dpns.

Begin decreases to shape crown:

Dec Row 1: *K4, p1, k3, ssk, repeating from * to end of the row. (73 st remaining)

Dec Row 2: *K8, ssk, repeating from * to end of row. (No more p sts, 64 sts remaining.)

Dec Row 3: K

Dec Row 4: *K7, k2tog, repeating from * to end of row. (56 sts remaining.)

Dec Row 5: K

Dec Row 6: *K6, k2tog, repeating from * to end of row. (48 sts remaining.)

Dec Row 7: K

Dec Row 8: *K5, k2 tog, repeating from * to end of row. (40 sts remaining.)

Dec Row 9: K

Dec Row 10: *K4, k2 tog, repeating from * to end of row. (32 sts remaining.)

Dec Row 11: *K3, k2tog, repeating from * to end of row. (24 sts remaining.)

Dec Row 12: *K2, k2 tog, repeating from * to end of row. (16 sts remaining.)

Dec Row 13: *K1, k2tog, repeating from * to end of row. (8 sts remaining.)

Dec Row 14: *K2tog, repeating from * to end of row. (4 sts remaining.)

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

Terms/Abbreviations:

CO

cast on

dpn

double pointed needles

k

knit

k2tog

Knit 2 together

p

Purl

rep

repeat(s)

ssk

slip, slip, knit

st(s)

stitch(es)

 

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