Let’s start the year off by going back to basics with a twist! This beanie incorporates the ewrap knit stitch, as well as the knit stitch and the purl stitch. Want to be more chic, skip the cinching of the top and create a messy bun beanie!
LOOM: White Hat Loom (72 pegs) from Premium Round Loom Set.
YARN: Approx 130 yds of worsted weight merino wool. Red Heart Chic Sheep in Poolside was used in sample (3.5oz/100 grams | 186 yds/170m)
NOTIONS: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.
GAUGE: 9 sts x 16 rows= 2 inches
SIZE: Fits head up to 21” in circumference.
Cast on 72 sts, join to work in the rnd.
Rnd 1-10: *ek1, p1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 11: p to end of rnd.
Rnd 12-21: *ek1, p1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 22: Pick up cast on row and place the stitches back on the loom. K to end of rnd.
Rnd 23: *k3, p1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 24: k2, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rnd 25: k1, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Rnd 26: *p1, k3; rep from * to end.
Repeat Rnds 23-26 until item measures desired length (approx 7 inches from cast on edge).
To create a regular beanie (top closed): Move every loop from every odd numbered peg to its neighbor (1 to 2, 3 to 4, etc.). Once every other peg has 2 loops on it, bind off with basic bind off method.
To create a Messy Bun Beanie (top open): Remove all the stitches from the loom onto a piece of contrasting color yarn. Single crochet close the opening by grabbing three stitches each time all the way around. Follow this link to a video demonstrating this step.
Weave all ends in, block if necessary.