Sunday, February 10, 2008

Cable and Rib Beanie

I have decided to change the name of this one from beret to beanie as the cables made it a lot smaller than predicted. I do love it, though.


It was a very quick knit and pretty easy overall, I have posted the pattern below in case you'd like to try it for yourself.



1 50g ball Rowan felted tweed (Cocoa), or any other DK weight yarn.

US size 5 DPNs (or could use circular needle, then switch to DPNs for decreases), set of 5 (use all). Please note that it is only just big enough for me and I have a very small head. For a regular size you would want a larger needle size and to add 16 extra stitches evenly, one extra purl between each rib and cable.

cable needle


CO 96 stitches, 24 stitches per needle

Ribbing:
Work 1" in K1, P1 ribbing for band at bottom

Increase Row:

*K1, P1, m1P, P2, m1P, K2, M1, K2, M1, P2, M1P, P2, M1* repeat twice per needle, 8 times altogether (144 stitches, 36 per needle)

This row is the hardest of the pattern, to simplify you may want to just K2, M1 all around.

Pattern:

Rows1-4: *K1, P5, K6, P5, K1* repeat twice per needle, 8 times altogether
Row5 : *K1, P5, C6B, P5, K1* repeat twice per needle, 8 times altogether

Continue in pattern until hat measures 3" or so from cast on edge. For a larger size knit at least 4".

Starting decreases:

keeping pattern correct (choose K6 or C6B as appropriate)

next two rows: *K1, P5, (K6 or C6B), P5, K1* repeat

next row (decrease): *K2tog, P4, (K6 or C6B), P4, SKP* repeat twice per needle, 8 times altogether (128 stitches, 32 per needle)

next two rows: *K1, P4, (K6 or C6B), P4, K1* repeat

next row (decrease): *K2tog, P3, (K6 or C6B), P3, SKP* repeat twice per needle, 8 times altogether (112 stitches, 28 per needle)

next two rows: *K1, P3, (K6 or C6B), P3, SKP* repeat

next row (decrease): *K1, P3, (SKP, K2, K2tog or, sorry if this is cable row, cable C4B including decreases), P3, K1* repeat twice per needle, 8 times altogether (96 stitches, 24 per needle)

next two rows: *K1, P3, (K4 or C4B), P3, K1* repeat

next row (decrease): *K2tog, P2, (K4 or C4B), P2, SKP* repeat twice per needle, 8 times altogether (80 stitches, 20 per needle)

next two rows: *K1, P2, (K4 or C4B), P2, K1* repeat

next row (decrease): *K2tog, P1, (K4 or C4B), P1, SKP* repeat twice per needle, 8 times altogether (64 stitches, 16 per needle)

next two rows: *K1, P1, (K4 or C4B), P1, K1* repeat

next row (decrease): *K1, P1, (SKP, K2tog or cable C2B including decreases), P1, K1* repeat twice per needle, 8 times altogether (48 stitches, 12 per needle)

next two rows: *K1, P1, (K2 or C2B), P1, K1* repeat

next row (decrease): *K2tog, K2, SKP* repeat twice per needle, 8 times altogether (32 stitches, 8 per needle)

End of pattern, work finishing decrease rows all in knit stitch


next row: knit

next row: *K2tog, K2* repeat twice per needle (24 stitches, 6 per needle)

next row: knit

next row: K2tog (12 stitches, 3 per needle)

transfer stitches onto 3 needles, 4 per needle

next row: K2tog (6 stitches)

next row: K2tog (3 stitches)


Finish off with an i-cord tied in a knot, or cast off for a flat finish. Alternatively, add a pompom.

2 comments:

Veronika said...

Hi Megan,

Thanks for the pattern. My daughter in Chicago found it, e-mailed it to me, and I knitted it for her in Los Angeles. I added a scarf and some mittens as well. It turned out great.

Thanks, again!

Ronnie

Fleur said...

I really like this pattern! It fits me perfectly, and it was really easy to make. Thanks so much!