Skills that this pattern uses:
- knitting in the round (with double pointed needles, aka dpn)
- switching needle size
- ribbing (k2 p2)
- stockinette stitch (knit knit knit… )
- knit two together decrease (k2tog)
If you aren’t comfortable with these skills try the original pattern, which is done flat and sewn together. You can access the pattern with a free account on Ravelry. It’s designed by Hayley Foord, and you can find it here.
Cast on 80 stitches using size 1 dpn needles
I used light grey baby luv georgia yarn from WalMart. A ball was around $3-4 dollars and I’ve made 3 hats so far, and have plenty remaining.
Connect in the round. I use the stitch swapping technique. I put the first stitch from each end on the opposite needle. The connection is seamless (except for my cast on tail, but that goes away). Put a stitch marker where the start of the round is. This is important when it comes to shaping the crown.
k2 p2 (until end of the round)
With my tension this gets me about an inch to an inch and a bit of ribbing.
Round 16 -22
This should take the the work to about 10 cm from the cast on edge to the needles. If not, knit a few rows until you get there.
To shape the crown we’re going to slowly begin to decrease. The original pattern included an extra row between each decrease because it was knit flat, but I found this gave me a really pointy top when working in the round. Take that away, and it was a lot smoother.
There you have it an adorable medium difficulty baby beanie!