This two-tone beanie is right on trend and utilizes a technique that beginners will find a suitable challenge to build their skills. The beanie starts with a provisional cast on, is knit as a tube in one color and then shaped towards the crown to create a traditional beanie. To finish the second half of your new accessory, the hat is then picked up along the provisional cast on and the same thing is done to the other side in a contrasting color. Once finished, one side is turned inside and the brim is folded over, making a 100 percent reversible beanie with a contrast brim.
Time: Weekend Project
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Finished Size 17½’’ circumference, 10½’’ tall
2-3” negative ease recommended.
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Wool Worsted (100% superwash wool; 219 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): 331116 Chick Pea (1 ball), 33160 Peach (CC, 1 ball)
Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) 16” circular needles, DPNs
Notions: Waste yarn for provisional cast-on, tapestry needle
With MC, CO 88 sts using a provisional cast-on.
Rnds 1-55: K all sts.
Rnd 56: [Ssk, k18, k2tog, pm] 4 times. (80 sts rem)
Rnd 57: K all sts.
Rnd 58: [Ssk, k to 2 sts before next m, k2tog] 4 times. (72 sts rem)
Rnds 59-74: Rep Rnds 57-58 eight times. (8 sts rem)
Cut yarn, leaving 4” tail. Draw tail through rem sts, pull tight to close, and fasten off.
With CC, pick up all sts from provisional cast-on. (88 sts)
Work as for Side 1, starting with Rnd 1.
Weave in all ends, block to finished measurements.