Seed Stitch Baby Beanie Using Lang Mille Colori Baby
The Seed-Stitch Baby Beanie, an adorable little free pattern, is the perfect topper for your favorite wee person! There’s something so rhythmic about seed stitch—and it’s wonderful when combined with a soft, yummy yarn. Choose between a plain or rolled edge with a cute I-cord knot at the top.
The seed stitch of this wee beanie combines brilliantly with Lang Mille Colori Baby’s self-striping nature—the texture is fascinating! This fingering-weight yarn is true to its name (mille colori means ‘a thousand colors’ in Italian). Long washes of vibrant color twist into each other in its single-ply strand. Spun from springy, 100% Australian merino wool, Mille Colori Baby is as resilient as it is soft.
FINGERING-WEIGHT VERSION (7 sts = 1"/2.5cm).
Newborn: 14" ( Small Child: 16")
Both sizes: 1 skein Lang Mille Colori Baby (207 yds/189m).
Or approx. 110 (120) yds/100 (110)m of a fingering-weight yarn.
Shown in Newborn size, rolled -edge version, color 152.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 2 (2.75mm) 16"/40cm circular and double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
1 stitch marker.
Darning needle to finish.
For rolled-edge version only: US 1 1/2 (2.5mm) 16"/40cm circular, or one size smaller than gauge needle.
28 sts/48 rounds = 4"/10cm.
The Free Pattern
See "The Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
GLOSSARY: K = knit; Tog = together; P = purl; St(s) = stitch(es).
Plain-edge version: Using larger circular needles, cast on 95 (105) sts. Place marker and join in round, being careful not to twist. Proceed to Seed-stitch section.
Rolled-edge version: Using smaller circular needles, cast on 95 (105) sts. Place marker and join in round, being careful not to twist. Knit every round until work measures 1"/2.5cm from cast-on edge, unrolled. Proceed to Seed-stitch section and change to larger needles.
Seed-stitch section (both versions):
Round 1: *P1, K1*, repeat between * * to last stitch, P1.
Round 2: *K1, P1*, repeat to last stitch, K1.
Repeat Rounds 1 & 2 (knitting over purls and purling over knits) until work measures approx. 3¾"/9.5cm (4¼"/10.5cm) from cast-on edge for plain-edge version; or 4¾"/12cm (5¼"/13cm) from cast-on edge for rolled-edge version. End having worked a Round 2.
Decrease rounds: Note: On Decrease rounds, ‘work 3Tog’ will alternate between P3Tog and K3Tog; work the appropriate decrease to stay in pattern. Pull resulting stitch a little snug to avoid loose decreases. Note also that decreases do not ‘stack’; counting stitches between decreases in decrease rounds will ensure proper placement. Change to double-point needles when necessary.
Round 1 (Decrease round): Beginning with P1, *work 16 (18) sts in seed st as established, work 3Tog*; repeat between * * four more times. [85 (95) sts] Rounds 2–4: Work even in seed stitch (NO decreases).
Round 5 (Decrease round): Beginning with P1, *work 14 (16) sts in seed stitch, work 3Tog*; repeat between * * four more times. [75 (85) sts].
Repeat Rounds 2–5 two more times, working two fewer sts between ‘work 3Tog’ on each Decrease round. [55 (65) sts].
Now repeat Rounds 4 & 5 only until 5 sts remain.
I-cord top (optional): Knit all 5 sts onto one double-point needle; don’t turn. *Slide sts back to right end of needle, bring yarn across back firmly and knit 5 sts again.* Repeat between * * until cord is 1"/2.5cm or desired length (to tie a top knot, 2¼"/5.5cm is required).
Finishing: With darning needle, thread tail through all 5 sts; draw tail up tightly. Thread tail down into I-cord or center of plain top; weave in ends on wrong side. (Note: on rolled edge, weave in end on knit side, which is inside of roll). Wet block or steam gently as desired.
COLOR: 0033 Blues. Fades from darkest blue to navy, aquamarine, and finishes with a nice plum.
COLOR: 0068 Earth Tones. An ancient jungle at night. Dark blues, browns, greens, and yellows.
COLOR: 0150 Purples. Peacock tail feathers! Purples, blues, greens, pinks, and even some pale orange.
COLOR: 0151 Rainbow. Pastel purple, grey, pink, orange, yellow, green, and blue.
COLOR: 0152 Red. Neon color party! Hot pink, green, orange, magenta, and blue.
COLOR: 0153 Pumpkin Patch. Pastel oranges, yellows, pinks, blues, and greens. Evokes feelings of early autumn!
Free digital Seed Stitch Baby Beanie pattern. (Download)