284. Checked Beanie

Knitting, project 283. Completed 1/1/2011

Stranding the yarn makes the hat extra warm

PATTERN
Designed and knitted by CD Cooper. 3-in-1 join method adapted from techknitting. Top shaping instructions adapted from the free “Skull Beanie” pattern by Polar Knit. Checker chart by CD Cooper.

MADE FOR
My father-in-law

SIZE
Adult L, 19-inch to 22-inch head

Gauge: 3 sts/inch

MATERIALS
Yarn: 2 colors of bulky yarn:

  • Main color (MC): 1.5 oz, 52 yds bulky yarn
    MC: 1 ball Bernat Roving (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool), 100g / 3.5 oz (120 yds). Color: 33, Flint (dark gray)
  • Contrast (CC): 0.8 oz, 28 yds bulky yarn
    CC: 1 ball Bernat Roving (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool), 100g / 3.5 oz (120 yds). Color: 32, Putty (light gray).
  • Knitting needles: US Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm), 16″ long circular needles and set of 5 double pointed needles (DPNs).
  • Large-eye yarn needle;  scissors

NOTES: Could work the ribbing on smaller needles, such as US 10 (6 mm) or US 9 (5.5 mm) needles.

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