Silver Meadow Beanie

Shades of gray remind us of winter woods and meadows in between. This beanie has a lovely texture for added warmth.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: S (M, L), finished measurement 17¾ (19½, 21¼)” circumference x 8” tall, stretch to fit 19 (21, 23)”

Shown in size M

Gauge: 18 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Cable Pattern after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal (100% Merino Wool; 273 yards [250 meters]/100 grams): 26729 Stormy, 1 skein.

Needles: US size 8 (5 mm): 16” circular and DPN

Notions: Markers; tapestry needle; cable needles.

Abbreviations

C2F (Cable 2 front) – Sl1 st to cable needle (cn), hold to front, k1, k1 from cn.

C2B (Cable 2 back) – Sl1 st to cable needle (cn), hold to back, k1, k1 from cn.

Special Stitches

Cable Pattern (multiple 8 sts)

Rnd 1: *K2, (C2F) 3 times; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: *K1, (C2F) 3 times, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 3: K2, *(C2F) twice, k1, C2B, k1; rep from * around to last 6 sts, (C2F) twice, k2.
Rnd 4: K3, *C2F, k1, (C2B) twice, k1; rep from * across to last 5 sts, C2F, k1, C2B.
Rnd 5: K1, C2B, k2, *(C2B) 3 times, k2; rep from * across to last 3 sts, C2B, k1.
Rnd 6: K2, C2B, k2, *(C2B) 3 times, k2; rep from * across to last 2 sts, C2B.
Rnd 7: K1, C2B, *k1, C2B, k1, (C2B) twice; rep from * across to last 5 sts, k1, C2B, k2.
Rnd 8: K3, *(C2F) twice, k1, C2B, k1; rep fom * across to last 5 sts, (C2F) twice, k1.

Rep Rnds 1-8 for pattern.

K2, P2 Ribbing

Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.

Rep Rnd 1 for pattern.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up. Switch to DPN when stitches are too few to work comfortably on circular needles. For a more slouchy hat, work more repeats of the Cable Pattern.

Pattern

Brim

CO 80 (88, 96) sts, place marker, join for working in the rnd, taking care not to twist sts.

Work 1” in K2, P2 Ribbing.

Work Rnds 1-8 of Cable Pattern 5 times or until hat measure 2” from desired finished length.

Crown Decrease

Rnd 1: *K8, k2tog; rep from * around to last 0 (8, 6) sts, k0 (8, 6) – 72 (80, 87) sts.
Rnds 2-3: Knit.
Rnd 4: *K7, k2tog; rep from * around to last 0 (8, 6) sts, k0 (8, 6) – 64 (72, 78) sts.
Rnd 5: Knit.
Rnd 6: *K6, k2tog; rep from * around to last 0 (8, 6) sts, k0 (0, 6) – 56 (63, 69) sts.
Rnd 7: *K5, k2tog; rep from * around to last 0 (8, 6) sts, k0 (0, 6) – 48 (54, 60) sts.
Rnd 8: *K4, k2tog; rep from * around – 40 (45, 50) sts.
Rnd 9: *K3, k2tog; rep from * around – 32 (36, 40) sts.
Rnd 10: *K2, k2tog; rep from * around – 24 (27, 30) sts.
Rnd 11: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around – 16 (18, 20) sts.
Rnd 12: *K2tog; rep from * around – 8 (9, 10) sts.
Rnd 13: *K2tog; rep from * around to last 0 (1, 0) st – 4 (5, 5) sts.

Break yarn, thread through rem sts. Pull to tighten. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Block.yarn ball

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