Hi Friends! Tody's free pattern is the "Flight of the Bumblebee" Slouch. I thought this name was cute and decided o use the stitch name :). The pattern is available on my YouTube Channel. A left handed video is also available.
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I used Lion Brand's Wool Ease Thick and Quick, Glacier. This is a wool blend (20%) but if your skin doesn't love the wool blend, then, Hometown USA Yarn may be a good alternative. This a100% acrylic yarn. They also have all acrylic in Thick and Quick Bundle. It looks like the Wool Blend.
The free pattern is for a child size only.
You can find the ad-free pdf pattern in my shops or save it as a favorite. Links to video and resources are provided in the pdf pattern as well.
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
co – Cast on st(s) – Stitch(es) k – Knit
ktbl – Knit Through Back Loop
p – Purl rep – Repeat rem – Remaining
p2tog – Purl 2 sts together
dpn – Double Pointed Needles (optional if you choose to use it)
Special Stitch: Long Knit Stitch (K1L) - Insert Needle 2 rounds below in the next stitch & knit. Drop unworked stitch.
GAUGE | Stockinette in US15/10mm
4” = 10 Stitches | 14 Rounds
SKILL LEVEL Beginner
Instructions | Child Size
Co 40 sts, add stitch marker and join careful not to twist sts.
Please note that in the video, I cast on one more stitch for the Invisible Joining method.
BRIM | US13/9mm Circular Needles
Brim: *ktbl, p1. Rep from * around. You're going to repeat until yo have 6 rounds of brim. You can adjust the height of the brim as desired with less or more rounds.
BODY | US15/10mm Circular Needles
Round 1-2: p all sts around.
Round 3: *p3, k1L (see special stitches above). Rep from * around.
Round 4-6: p all sts around.
Round 7: *p1, k1L, p2. Rep from * around.
Round 8: p all sts around.
Repeat Rounds 1-8 until beanie measures approx. 10-11 inches measuring from the bottom of the brim. This is 2-3" taller than the child's "height" measurement. See chart below.
Switch to dpns when stitches are too tight on circular needles or try the Modified Magic Loop!
Round 1: *p2, p2tog. Rep from * around.
Round 2: p all sts.
Round 3: *p2, p2tog. Rep from * around.
Round 4: p all sts.
Round 5: *p2, p2tog. Rep from * around.
Cut yarn leaving 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.
Yarn Pom | Video Tutorial
Faux Fur Pom | Video Tutorial
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