A simple beanie designed for him in mind. Worked in simple, no fuss stitch pattern, with a super soft and airy wool yarn.
Yarn: 140 yards of worsted weight merino wool. Malabrigo worsted in Paris Night was used in sample.
Notions: knitting tool and tapestry needle.
Gauge: 8 sts x 17 rows= 2 inches in stitch pattern.
Size: 9 inches x 9.5 inches when laid flat. Model’s head size is 23-1/4 inches.
K: knit stitch (not ewrap)
P: purl stitch
Set knitting loom to small gauge at 80 pegs. If using the Multi-Knit Loom, set to 86 pegs.
Cast on 80 sts, prepare to work in the round.
Rnd 1-10: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 11: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 12: *k3, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 11 and 12: 32 more times
Next rnd: Move stitch from all odd numbered pegs to the even number peg; example from peg 1 to peg 2, from peg 3 to peg 4; etc. K to the end of rnd, (treat both loops on the even number pegs as one loop). At the end of this round, knitting loom should have one empty peg and a peg with one loop, all the way around.
Weave ends in. Block lightly.