Garter Beanie in the Round

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Hat shown on a doll with 16-inch head.

Yarn: 62 yds (1.5 oz) chunky yarn.
Shown — Plymouth Yarn: Encore Colorspun Chunky (75% acrylic, 25% wool), 3.5 oz/100 g, 143 yds. Color: 7128

Needles and Hook:
US Size 10 (6 mm) double-pointed needles (dpn)
US Size J-10 (6 mm) crochet hook for cast off

Gauge: 3.5 sts and 4.5 rows = 1 inch

Finished size: Baby size, 6″ long and 16″ around

Approximate cost: $2.80 for project ($6.45 per ball)

Knit from the top down with paired increases.
Purl all odd rounds, and increase 8 stitches in all even rounds.

Using the Figure 8 wrap, cast on 8 sts (2 per needle). Begin working in the round, being careful not to twist. Place marker at beginning of round. You will increase at each end of each needle on even rounds.

Shape the crown over 13 rounds:

  1. Purl 1 round even
  2. *KFB, KFB* around – 4 sts per needle, 16 sts.
  3. Purl 1 round even
  4. *KFB, K2, KFB* – 6 per needle, 24 sts
  5. Purl 1 round even
  6. * KFB, K4, KFB* – 8 per needle, 32 sts
  7. Purl 1 round even
  8. *KFB, K6, KFB* – 10 per needle, 40 sts
  9. Purl 1 round even
  10. *KFB, K8, KFB* – 12 per needle, 48 sts
  11. Purl 1 round even
  12. *KFB, K10, KFB* – 14 per needle, 56 sts
  13. Purl 1 round even

Rise and Brim
Continue to alternate knit and purl rounds until hat is 6.5″ length from crown:
You have 12 garter ridges on the sides.

Applied I-cord Bind Off:
At the beginning of next round, cast on 3 additional stitches onto the left needle, using the e-loop cast on. These new stitches are added to stitches already on the needle.
*Knit 2 stitches, then K2TOG through the back loop (knit 3rd st together with the next st to be worked from the hat body. Slide the three worked stitches back onto the left hand needle. Then pull the working yarn tightly across the back of those 3 stitches* and repeat from * to *.

The result is a raised, I-cord edging running perpendicular to the body of the knitting. Pull yarn through last 3 sts. Sew or weave ends of I-cord together.

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This pattern is by CD Cooper, based on information from several sources:

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