Hi Friends! The Knit Bella Slouch Beanie is live! It's been awhile since I've knitted a chunky beanie. I know that it's still cold somewhere even though it's been waring up here.
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GAUGE | Stockinette in US15/10mm 4” = 10 Stitches | 14 Rows/Rounds
YARN | Big Twist Natural Blend Blush
NEEDLES | Knitter’s Pride Ginger US 13/9mm BRIM – 16” Circular Needles US 15/10mm BODY – 16” Circular Needles US 15/10mm Double Pointed Needles
ktbl – Knit through back loop
p – Purl sl – Slip
slp - Slip 1 stitch purl-wise
wyif – With yarn in front
yo – Yarn over
rep – Repeat rem – Remaining
pm – Place Marker
k2tog – Knit 2 sts together
dpn – Double Pointed Needles kfb – Knit front and back: knit the next stitch through front loop, do not slip off, knit the same stitch through the back loop.
uls – Under Loose Strand: Insert Needle under the loose strand(s) when knitting the stitch.
Instructions | In US Terms
Sizes: Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult, Lg Adult)
BRIM | US13/9mm Needles
Co 36 (38, 40, 42, 44) add stitch marker and join, careful not to twist sts.
Rounds 1- 5 (6, 7, 7, 7): *k1tbl, p1. Rep from * around.
BODY | US15/10mm Needles
Set up Round
Baby: [k8, kfb] 4 times. (40 sts)
Toddler: [k18, kfb] twice. (40 sts)
Child: k all sts. (40 sts)
Adult: [k6, kfb] 6 times. (48 sts)
Lg Adult: [k10, kfb] 4 times. (48 sts)
Rounds 1-2: *sl3 wyif, k1. Rep from * around.
Round 3: *k1, k1 uls, k2. Rep from * around.
Round 4: k all sts
Round 5: k2, *sl3 wyif, k1. Rep from * until last 2 sts. End sl2 wyif, (the last strand will stretch across the last 2 sts and first st of next round).
Round 6: sl1 wyif, k1, *sl3 wyif, k1. Rep from * until last 2 sts. End sl2 wyif. (the last strand will stretch across the last 2 sts and first st of next round).
Round 7: sl1 wyif, k2, k1 uls, *k3, k1 uls. Rep from * around.
Round 8: k all sts.
Rep rounds 1-8 until beanie measures 2” above desired measurement. Measure from the bottom of brim up. Examples: For a 9-year-old, stop at 10” for a 2” slouch beanie. Adjust slouch as desired.
Decrease Rounds | Switch to dpns when stitches are too tight on circular needles or try the Modified Magic Loop!
Round 1: *k3, k2tog. Rep from * around k any rem sts.
Round 2: *k2, k2tog. Rep from * around k any rem sts.
Rounds 3-4: *k1, k2tog. Rep from * around k any rem sts.
Rep last round if you have too many sts to close the crown.
FINISHING Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Using a tapestry needle, weave through remaining stitches as if to knit and pull tight. Secure and weave in all ends.
Using an extra-large pom pom maker (or desired size), make pom pom by wrapping yarn around pom maker until full or as thick as you’d like and attach to beanie.
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