Indigo Beanie

LOOM:  Flexee Loom Regular, 64 pegs (32 links). Flexee Loom Skinny 84 pegs, and Flexee Loom Chunky 48 pegs.

YARN:  Approx 85 yards 100% merino wool bulky. Sample was knit with Malabrigo Chunky in Paris Night (100g/104 yds) for sample shown.

Flexee Skinny: Approx 140 yards of worsted weight merino wool. Flexee Regular: Approx 80-85 yards of bulky weight #5 merino wool. Flexee Chunky: Approx 80-90 yards of bulky weight #6 merino wool.

NOTIONS:  Tapestry needle, row counter, scissors.

GAUGE: 9 sts x 12 rows=2” blocked on Flexee Skinny, using Malabrigo Rios.  8 sts x 10 rows = 2” blocked on Flexee Loom Regular, using Malabrigo Chunky.  4.5 sts x 6 rows=2” blocked on Flexee Chunky, using Malabrigo Rasta.

SIZE: Shown in adult women’s size, worked on the Flexee Loom Regular. (Fits up to a 21” head circumference.

OPTIONAL: Faux fur pom pom.

ABBREVIATIONS

K=knit stitch (u-wrap or true knit stitch)

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitch(es)

Rep=repeat

Rnd(s)=rounds

K2tog=knit two stitches together (a decrease).

NOTES: Adult size pattern is provided for all 3 Flexee Gauges. They will be shown as follows: Skinny (Regular, Chunky), when only one set of instructions is provided, follow for all gauges. The stitch pattern is a multiple of 8. To create smaller/larger sizes, cast on a multiple of 8 sts.A chart has been provided for the stitch pattern. The stitch pattern is multiple of 8 sts; 14-rnd repeat. The pattern follows the stitch pattern from Rnd 11-24.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 80 (64, 48) sts, join to work in the round.

Round 1-10: *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Rnd 11: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 12: p to end of rnd.

Rnd 13: *k5, p3; rep from * to end.

Rnd 14: *k4, p3, k1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 15: *k3, p3, k2; rep from * to end.

Rnd 16: *k2, p3; k3; rep from * to end.

Rnd 17: *k1, p3, k4; rep from * to end.

Rnd 18: *p3, k5; rep from * to end.

Rnd 19: Rep Rnd 17.

Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 16.

Rnd 21: Rep Rnd 15.

Rnd 22: Rep Rnd 14.

Rnd 23: Rep Rnd 13.

Rnd 24: p to end of rnd.

Rnd 25: k to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 25 until hat measures approx. 6.5 (6.75, 7) inches from cast on edge. Instructions for crown decrease follows. Remove links as they become empty. *

Crown Decrease

Skinny Gauge Only

Next rnd: k8, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Next rnd: k7, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Continue below.

 Skinny, Regular, Chunky

Next rnd: k6, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Next rnd: k5, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Next rnd: k4, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Next rnd: k3, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Next rnd: k2, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Next rnd: k1, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave in all ends.

*The crown decrease can be omitted and instead complete a regular bind off method using all the stitches. In this case, knit the hat until it reaches approximately 7 inches in length.

Finishing

Add pom pom to the top of the hat using the strings, or button provided with the Pom Pom.

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