Baby beanies are one of my favorite things to knit. They are small, fast, cute and easy to stylize. One of these hats without the extra duplicate stitch work takes only 2 hours or less.
Size 6 circular needles (I use addi turbo 10″ circular needles)
Worsted weight yarn – 4 weight (I use Caron Simply Soft)
CO 56 (newborn), 60 sts (2-6 months), or 64 sts (7-12 months)
Rows 1-6: K1, P1
Knit for 4.5 inches (newborn), 5.5 inches (2-6 months), or 6.5 inches (7-12 months) from brim to top
Binding off (Switching to dps when needed): K2tog* one row then K* one row
Stopping on a k2tog row, continue until you have under 10 ers across all of your dpns. *Note: for the 2-6 month size, you will have one extra stitch after k2tog around. Knit this stitch normally to complete the round.
Cut your yarn and weave it through your live stitches to create a circle.
Pull the circle closed, thread the yarn through the middle and flip the hat inside out to weave in ends. Having trouble? This should help.
Now, you can either leave your hat plain or choose to add a pom pom or do a duplicate stitch to add some character.
Here are some of my favorite designs!
Infinity scarves may just be the best thing that ever happened to Fall and Winter fashion. They are stupid simple to wear, they keep you toasty warm and they can be warn by anyone, regardless of age. This pattern is for a chunky, ribbed infinity scarf with a mobius twist. I know it sounds like alot, but it will probably be one of the easiest things you have ever had to knit. In fact, you might just end up knitting a bunch for holiday presents!
Size 13 needles
Super chunky yarn – 6 weight (I used Loops & Threads Country Loom in Driftwood)
CO 18 sts
All Rows: K1, P1
Repeat until you reach your desired length (I used all 104 yards of my yarn)
Bind off you project and create a mobius twist by holding your project flat and rotating one end so there is a single twist in your scarf. It may seem unnecessary now, but the twist helps it look better when looped over your head.
Sew your project’s ends together, keeping this twist in your scarf. Weave in your ends and cut the excess yarn.
Ta-da! Now wrap that bad boy around your neck twice and you are ready to go. Easy peasy.
A great, simple beanie can be the best staple of any outfit. This beanie is light weight, best for spring or fall and will fit the average adult head.
Size 8 circular and/or double point needle
Worsted weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft Charcoal Heather)
Body of the hat:
CO 88 & join in the round
Row 1-6 rows:*K2, P2
Row 7 onward: Knit in the round until project reaches 6.5 inches tall
Crown of the hat: (You will have to switch to dpn if you have not been using them all along.)
Row x: *K2tog, K9
Row x2: *K2tog, K8
Row x3: *K2tog, K7
Row x4: *K2tog, K6
Row x5: *K2tog, K5
Row x6: *K2tog, K4
Row x5: *K2tog, K3
Row x6: *K2tog, K2
Row x7: *K2tog, K
Row x8: *K2tog
Take your yarn and sew it through the live stitches to make a circle. Take your yarn through the center hole so your hat is inside out and weave in ends.
“AHH!!! Tomorrow is Halloween!?” – me this morning after realizing I have NOTHING to wear to the party tomorrow. (Seriously though, I had zero costumes or ideas until 11 a.m. on October 30th.)
I needed a costume and I needed it FAST, but I didn’t want to break the bank on a pricey costume from those creepy Halloween stores or try to throw something together from my closet that looked half-assed.
So, I sat and thought hard about all the costumes I could do on a budget that would still be fun and allow for some creativity. I thought and thought and thought and then…. BOOM. Nailed it. I would be Where’s Waldo.
It was a perfect fit. I had just purchased some cobalt pants, I found a stripped shirt & glasses from Goodwill and I work with seniors, so finding a cane was a no brainier. My only issue? THE HAT! And then I remembered, oh shit, I knit! I ran to my craft store, picked up some yarn and picked up my needles. FYI this hat only took 2 hours! (That’s only 4 episodes of House Hunters!)
Size 13 circular and/or double point needle
Super Chunky yarn in red & white
Pom pom maker or a make shift option
CO 48 in red & join in the round
R1-7: *K2, P2
Change yarn to white
R20: *K4, K2tog
R21: *K3, K2tog
R22: *K2, K2tog
R23: *K1, K2tog
Weave yarn through remaining stitches and weave in all ends
Yay! The bulk of the project is done! Now all you have to do is the pom pom. I use a pom pom maker, but it’s up to you how to proceed. When done, sew that bad boy on! Costume complete! Who would have thought that just a few hours ago, I didn’t have a single costume idea. Overall, I couldn’t be happier with the result of the hat and the costume as a whole; I can’t wait to wear it tomorrow! Anywho, have a safe and fun Halloween!