Ribbed Beanie & Handwarmers - from Churchmouse
This Churchmouse Classroom First Projects pattern will teach you to work in the round using two different methods. For the beanie, you'll begin with a short circular needle. As you begin to decrease for the crown, you will need to change to double-point needles-great practice for the stylish handwarmers! Ribbing is very stretchy, so sizing your beanie is quite forgiving.
PHOTO TUTORIALS IN THIS PATTERN: Decreasing a stitch. Joining in the round. 'Buttonhole' thumb opening.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: the cable cast-on method, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, combining knits & purls, binding off in pattern, and weaving in tails.
Child/Small Adult Beanie: To fit 18-22"/46-56cm head; approx. 15"/38cm around x 7.5"/19cm deep, not stretched (it will shorten as it stretches out).
Medium/Large Adult Beanie: To fit 20-24"/51-61cm head; approx. 17"/43cm around x 8"/20cm deep not stretched (it will shorten as it stretches out).
Handwarmers: Approx. 7"/18cm around x 7.5"/19cm long.
Child/Small Adult (Med/Large Adult) Beanie: Approx. 115yds/105m (150yds/137m) of worsted-weight yarn (ball band should suggest a gauge of approx. 18 stitches = 4"/10cm). Handwarmers: Approx. 140yds/128m of worsted-weight yarn (ball band should suggest a gauge of approx. 18 stitches = 4"/10cm.) Note: If you lengthen handwarmers, you will need more yarn.
Beanie: US 7 (4.5mm) 16"/40cm circular needles and double-points, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Handwarmers: US 5 (3.75mm) 7.5"/19cm (or longer) double-points, or size needed to obtain gauge. Note: Handwarmers are knit on smaller needles for a slightly denser fabric.
Stitch marker (beanie only).
darning needle to finish.
Beanie: Approx. 26 sts/30 rounds = 4"/10cm in K2/P2 ribbing, not stretched.
Handwarmers: Approx. 28 sts/32 rounds = 4"/10cm in K2/P2 ribbing, not stretched.