This is a very simple beanie hat, sized to fit a toddler through to large adult. Made from 100% merino wool, it promises to keep the coldest of heads cosy!
Instructions are written for knitting flat or to work in the round. Beginning at the hem, you will work a few rows/rounds straight before beginning the crown shaping.
Rowan’s super chunky weight Drift or Big Wool makes this a really speedy knit on 10mm needles.
To fit head circumference
Age 2-10 (S: M: L)
50 (54.5: 58: 63)cm
19.5 (21.75 : 22.5: 23.5)in
Actual hat circumference
44.5 (49: 53: 58)cm
17.5 (19.25: 21: 22.75)in
Length Crown to Hem
18.5 (21.5: 22.5: 25.5)cm
7.25 (8.5: 9: 10)in
Rowan Drift (100% Merino Wool; 100g/80m/87yds)
Approx 47g (58g: 62g: 70g: 84g) of Shore (908).
Edit – Rowan Drift has been discontinued since this pattern was published. Suggested yarn substitutions (same quantity) : Rowan Big Wool (100% Merino Wool; 100g/80m/87yds) OR Rowan Big Wool Colour (100% Merino Wool; 100g/80m/ 87yds)
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
To work flat:
1 pair 10mm (UK 000/US 15) knitting needles.
To work in the round:
1 pair 10mm (UK 000/US 15) circular needles, 40cm long
(or 80cm long, if using Magic Loop method)
A set of 10mm (UK 000/US 15) double pointed needles (DPNs) for decreasing the crown (not necessary if using Magic Loop method)
9 sts and 14 rows/rounds to 10x10cm (4x4in) in st st using 10mm needles
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