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Baby Beanie

Using a multi-coloured Wool to create your baby’s first beanie. The perfect gift for a new born as it will fit up to 12 months and is an easy project for a beginner.

Knitting

2-3 hours

Beginner

Materials

  • 50g of multi-coloured wool (we like pastel colours for a new born)
  • 4mm (US 6) short circular needle
  • Tension
  • 20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm/4in square over stocking stitch using 4mm (US 8) circular needle.
  • Abbreviations
  • dec = decrease; k = knit; st(s) stitches; tog = together.

Method

  1. With your circular needle, cast on 70 sts. Taking care not to twist the cast on edge, join to work in rounds, and place a marker to denote end of the round. Slipping the marker on every round, k 28 rounds.

  2. 1st dec round [K2tog, k8] 7 times. 63 sts. K 3 rounds. 2nd dec round [K2 tog, k7] 7 times. 56 sts. K 3 rounds. 3rd dec round [K2tog, k6] 7 times. 49 sts. K 3 rounds. 4th dec round [K2tog, k5] 7 times. 42 sts. K3 rounds. 5th dec round [K2tog] 21 times. 21 sts. 6th dec round K1, [k2tog] 10 times. 11 sts. 7th dec round K1, [k2tog] 5 times. 6 sts.

  3. Slide the 6 sts to the other end of the needle and pulling the yarn firmly from last st to first st, k6. Rep the last row until stalk measures 2cm/3/4in. Break yarn, thread yarn through sts, pull up and secure.

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