Free Pattern: Bainbridge Beanie
Since the stay at home order has been in effect, I've been knitting a hat a day - one pattern I keep repeating because it's simple and fun is my Bainbridge Beanie. It's a classic and best worn by the campfire (or at home when you haven't showered in a few days). Thank you to Teva for the support in sharing this project with you!
I've been home for a month now and I've picked up watercolor painting, polymer clay jewelry making and new techniques of beading - I think you can tell how anxious I am by how many crafts I have in the works at any given time. I'm sharing this free pattern in hopes that you might try something crafty and new instead of endlessly scrolling! It should take anywhere from 1-4 episodes of your latest Netflix binge!
BAINBRIDGE BEANIE PATTERN
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
One skein/ball super bulky yarn (weight 6), such as:
US15/10mm 16” circular knitting needles
US15/10mm double pointed needles, if desired
Stitch Marker (can use a ring, or a loop of yarn)
GAUGE: 4x4”/10x10cm = 9 stitches x 16 rows in stockinette
SIZE: Finished hat will measure approximately 9”/23cm H and 8”/20cm W
Knit two stitches together
Using long-tail cast on method, cast on 36(or 40 for large heads) stitches using US15/10mm needles, place stitch marker, and join in the round. Be careful not to twist stitches.
Rows 1-10: *K2, P2. Repeat from * around for the whole row
Rows 11- 22ish: Knit all stitches, repeat until hat measures 8in” from bottom of brim at this point.
Once you reach 8 in” from the bottom of the brim, switch to Double Pointed Needles or magic loop if desired.
Row 1: K2, K2tog until the end of the row
Row 2: K1, K2tog until end of row.
Row 3: K2 tog until end of row.
Row 4: K2tog until end of row
Cut yarn, leave an 8”/20cm tail. Using your needle, thread the yarn needle through each of the remaining stitches and pull tightly to close the top of the hat. Weave in all ends. Option to add a pompom if you like!
Watch this video I made with support from Teva for step by step directions:
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