This beanie was inspired in part by the colours and patterning of this beautiful mosaic made from upcycled materials by an artist in Perthshire where I used to live. It is knitted entirely in the round using the fairisle/stranded colourwork technique with decreases at the crown being done using centred double decreases (CDD). A hyperlink is included in the pattern if you are unfamiliar with this method.
The beanie takes around 25-30g of each of the three shades so it is ideal for using up leftovers plus you can get at least three beanies from just three balls if using the suggested wool. Ideal for last minute gifting as it is also superfast to knit on 6.5mm needles!
Jamieson’s of Shetland Chunky Marl (120m/100g) x 1 ball of each of the following shades:
• A – Cedar 1060
• B – Husk 383
• C – Purple Heather 239
• 1 x set of 5.5mm DPN (or preferred method for working in the round)
• 1 x set of 6.5mm DPN (or preferred method for working in the round)
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
• Stitch markers
• Hat blocker or balloon for blocking on completion
One size to fit average size adult head. Finished circumference 55.5cm/21.75”
13 sts and 18 rows to 10cm/4” over stranded colourwork after washing and blocking.
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