Father & Son Beanies

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Hat Description

The Father & Son Beanies include three options for the body – garter stitch, twisted rib or moss (seed) stitch. For the crown, all three versions are worked in stocking stitch and have four sets of double decreases. The decreases travel in straight lines across the crown and intersect at the top centre at a 90 degree angle.

 

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Yarn

147yd/134m/100g
Aran weight, multi-plied yarn.

 

Needles & Notions

Set 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

 

Sample Details

Babylonglegs Handspun 3ply [147yd/134m per 100g; 100% Wool]

 

Gauge

18 sts x 24 rows to 10cm/4″ on 4.5mm needles over St.St
17 sts x 32 rows to 10cm/4″ on 4.5mm needles over Garter St.
17 sts x 24 rows to 10cm/4″ on 4.5mm needles over Twisted Rib
17 sts x 23 rows to 10cm/4″ on 4.5mm needles over Moss/Seed St.

 

Sizes

To fit sizes: 18 [20, 22, 24] in/45.74 [50.75, 55.75, 61] cm
Finished size: 15 [17, 18.75, 20.75] in/38 [43.25, 47.5, 52.75] cm

Not sure which size to make? Check my handy size and measuring guide!

 

Skills Required

Alternate Cable Cast-on
Cable Cast-on
Knitting in the round
Increases and Decreases
Draw-through Bind-off
Blocking a Hand Knit Hat

 

Abbreviations

K: knit
K1tbl: knit stitch through the back of loop
P: purl
rpt: repeat
R/rnd(s): rounds
st(s): stitch(es)
SSK: slip next 2 sts knitwise, then knit these 2 sts together through the backs of the loops
k2tog: knit next 2 sts together

How To

Using the most suitable cast-on method for your choice of body stitch, cast on 64 [72, 80, 88] sts

Join in the round, being careful not to twist sts. Place stitch marker to indicate start of rnd.

 

Body option A – Garter welt

Starting with a purl round, work alternate rounds of knit and purl (creating garter stitch in the round) until work measures 3.75 [4.25, 4.75, 5.25] in/ 9.5 [10.75, 12, 13.25] cm (or desired length), ending after a knit round.

 

Body option B – Twisted Rib welt

Next Rnd: *K1tbl, P1; rpt from * to end

Repeat this round until work measures 3.75 [4.25, 4.75, 5.25] in/ 9.5 [10.75, 12, 13.25] cm (or desired length)

Work next round plain (knit all sts)

 

Body option C – Moss/Seed Stitch welt (not shown)

Rnd 1: *K1, P1; rpt from * to end

Rnd 2: *P1, K1; rpt from * to end

Repeat these rounds until work measures 3.75 [4.25, 4.75, 5.25] in/9.5 [10.75, 12, 13.25] cm (or desired length)

Work next round plain (knit all sts)

 

Crown

18in size jump to Rnd 7, 20in size jump to Rnd 5, 22in size jump to Rnd 3 and 24in size start at Rnd 1

Rnd 1: *K9, k2tog, ssk, K9; rpt from * to end [80 sts]

Rnd 2: Knit all sts

Rnd 3: *K8, k2tog, ssk, K8; rpt from * to end [72 sts]

Rnd 4: Knit all sts

Rnd 5: *K7, k2tog, ssk, K7; rpt from * to end [64 sts]

Rnd 6: Knit all sts

Rnd 7: *K6, k2tog, ssk, K6; rpt from * to end [56 sts]

Rnd 8: Knit all sts

Rnd 9: *K5, k2tog, ssk, K5; rpt from * to end [48 sts]

Rnd 10: Knit all sts

Rnd 11: *K4, k2tog, ssk, K4; rpt from * to end [40 sts]

Rnd 12: Knit all sts

Rnd 13: *K3, k2tog, ssk, K3; rpt from * to end [32 sts]

Rnd 14: Knit all sts

Rnd 15: *K2, k2tog, ssk, K2; rpt from * to end [24 sts]

Rnd 16: Knit all sts

Rnd 17: *K1, k2tog, ssk, K1; rpt from * to end [16 sts]

Rnd 18: Knit all sts

Rnd 19: *k2tog, ssk; rpt from * to end [8 sts]

Break yarn and draw through remaining 8sts, tighten to close.

 

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Blocking isn’t necessary but should you wish, only a gentle wash is needed to help the decrease lines settle in. Try to avoid over stretching the body – you want the Hat to stretch comfortably and be snug when worn.

Need Help With This Pattern?

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