Ribbed Beanie & Handwarmers Using Manos Maxima
Ribbed Beanie & Handwarmers Using Manos Maxima
This Churchmouse Classroom First Projects pattern will teach you to work in the round using two different methods. For the beanie, you’ll begin with a short circular needle. As you begin to decrease for the crown, you will need to change to double-point needles—great practice for the stylish handwarmers! Ribbing is very stretchy, so sizing your beanie is quite forgiving.
PHOTO TUTORIALS IN THIS PATTERN:
- Decreasing a stitch.
- Joining in the round.
- ‘Buttonhole’ thumb opening.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Cable cast-on method, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, combining knits & purls, binding off in pattern, and weaving in tails. Need help with any of these techniques? See our Learn-To-Knit Companion booklet.
Child/Small Adult Beanie: To fit 18–22"/46-56cm head; approx. 15"/38cm around x 7½"/19cm deep, not stretched (it will shorten as it stretches out).
Medium/Large Adult Beanie: To fit 20–24"/51-61cm head; approx. 17"/43cm around x 8"/20cm deep not stretched (it will shorten as it stretches out).
Handwarmers: Approx. 7"/18cm around x 7½"/19cm long.
Child/Small Adult (Med/Large Adult) Beanie: Approx. 115yds/105m (150yds/137m) of worsted-weight yarn (ball band should suggest a gauge of approx. 18 stitches = 4"/10cm).
We used 1 skein Manos del Uruguay Maxima (219 yds/200m) in Color 2545 Pewter (on her), Color 2515 Slate (on him).
Handwarmers: Approx. 140yds/128m of worsted-weight yarn (ball band should suggest a gauge of approx. 18 stitches = 4"/10cm.) Note: If you lengthen handwarmers, you will need more yarn.
We used 1 skein Manos del Uruguay Maxima (219 yds/200m) in Color 2545 Pewter.
New ribbed beanie sample shown in Color 9644 Chrysanthemum.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Beanie: US 7 (4.5mm) 16"/40cm circular needles and double-points, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Handwarmers: US 5 (3.75mm) 7½"/19cm (or longer) double- pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. Note: Handwarmers are knit on smaller needles for a slightly denser fabric.
Stitch marker (beanie only).
Blunt darning needle to finish.
Beanie: Approx. 26 sts/30 rounds = 4"/10cm in K2/P2 ribbing, not stretched.
Handwarmers: Approx. 28 sts/32 rounds = 4"/10cm in K2/P2 ribbing, not stretched.
Ribbing is very stretchy, so sizing your beanie is quite forgiving. As ribbing stretches around it shortens a little in length, so for an extra large hat, you can add a few rounds instead of adding more stitches. What could be simpler?
The Free Adaptation
Digital Classroom: Ribbed Beanie & Handwarmers pattern. (Download)
Printed Classroom: Ribbed Beanie & Handwarmers pattern. (Requires shipping.)
US 7 (4.5mm) 16" Clover bamboo circular needles.
US 7 (4.5mm) Brittany birch double-pointed needles, set of 5.
US 5 (3.75mm) Brittany birch double-pointed needles, set of 5.
COLOR: 2020 Spirulina. Shades of yellow, from gold to chartreuse.
COLOR: 2145 Coral. Hot pink.
COLOR: 2183 Sweet Potato. Rich glowing orange with splashes of coral.
COLOR: 2241 Sand. Sandy taupe with hints of warm wheat.
COLOR: 2349 Oxygen. Translucent aqua beach glass.
COLOR: 2426 Stratus. Pale hazy sky blue.
COLOR: 2451 Ion. Blues from cornflower to cobalt.
COLOR: 2545 Pewter. Dark slate blue.
COLOR: 2552 Foil. Pale greys, from silver to pewter.
COLOR: 2590 Natural. Soft pale cream.
COLOR: 2515 Slate. Moody blues and olive greens.
COLOR: 9644 Chrysanthemum. Variegated dark rose, gold, tangerine, chartreuse, sage, olive.
COLOR: 8673 Fruits of the Forest. Variegated rose, lavender, warm brown, sky, olive, tangerine, coppery orange.
COLOR: 5000 Cincuenta. A blend of several shades of purple, finishing with teal, yellow, coral, and pops of blue and orange.
COLOR: 6918 Camo. Variegated shades of olive, from light to dark, with hints of sea glass and golden moss.
COLOR: 9597 Purple Rain. Variegated blues, purples, and grey, with pops of white and orchid.
COLOR: 9775 Marble. Variegated silver, lavender, dusty pink, dusty blue, palest grey, smoke.
COLOR: 6761 Agua. Variegated green, bright lime, blue, sea glass, and aqua.
COLOR: 7164 Ultramarine. Variegated shades of tealy blues and greens.
COLOR: 9850 Fresh Water. A soothing stream of varigated blues.
COLOR: 2413 Regatta. Bright admiral blue.
COLOR: 2114 Madder. Strawberry red with hints of pink and orange.
COLOR: 2500 Black. Timeless black.
COLOR: 2199 Carmine. Rich blood orange.
COLOR: 2321 Herb. Fresh sage green.
COLOR: 2149 Petal. Ballet slipper pink.
COLOR: 7084 Ibiza. Pale shades of peach, periwinkle and pink.
COLOR: 9520 Mumbai. Variegated browns with pops of purple, green, and orange.
COLOR: 2176 Oxblood. Deep, dark red.
COLOR: 2294 Loam. Dark brown. Almost black.
COLOR: 2468 Galaxy Blue. Indigo and washed denim.
COLOR: 2631 Concord. Dusty plum.
COLOR: 7158 Mixed Berries. Blues, reds, and purples.
COLOR: 8881 Beehive. Black, brown, copper, and yellow.
COLOR: 9298 Arctic Shadow. Variegated browns, blues, cream, and cobalt.
COLOR: 9515 Midnight Garden. Variegated blues and blacks with pops of pink, orange and sage.