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Color-Tipped Blossom Beanie

Color-Tipped Blossom Beanie

"Cashmere & silk & a fab free pattern."

Our simple stockinette beanie has been a shop favorite as far back as we can remember. Super simple, knit in the round, and sized for any member of the family. But this one - maybe keep for you! Knit here in String Blossom, a smooth, high twist sport-weight yarn that flows easily across the needles with the perfect balance of cashmere and silk. Silk gives strength and structure to the beanie, but all you'll feel is the brushed downy cashmere. Ribbed brim keeps beanie snugly in place, with a hint of slouch in the back.

One skein of String Blossom will knit up into a gorgeous solid color beanie; we color-tipped ours with 10 yards of another shade of Blossom. Choose from one of our four tipping colors on our hand-wound spool tags. Two skeins will yield two beanies; save 10 yards from each to color tip the other! Warm, light, and soon essential.

You can pick up the pattern in "The Free Pattern" tab and choose a delicious hat color below. Each spool tag contains approximately 10 yards of yarn, enough to color-tip one adult-sized beanie (sold separately, below right).

Preemie 12"/30cm (Newborn 14"/36cm, Small Child 16"/41cm, Child/Small Adult 18"/46cm, Adult 20"/51cm, Large Adult 22"/56cm).
Directions for preemie size given, with larger sizes in parentheses ( ). Hat will stretch to fit head sizes 2-3" larger than finished circumference. If you choose to adjust the size, you must cast on a multiple of 4 sts for ribbing and adjust to a multiple of 5 sts for decrease rounds.

1 skein String Blossom (177 yds/162.5m each) and 1 spool of String Blossom in tipping color (10 yds/9m each); or approx. 70 (90, 115, 140, 155, 165)yds/ 64 (82, 105, 128, 142, 151)m of an equivalent sport-weight yarn in main color.
Approx. 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) yds/m in contrasting color. Shown in color 200074 Heather Gray tipped with color 308048 Citron.

US 4 (3.5mm) 16"/40cm circular and double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 3 (3.25mm) 16"/40cm circular needle, or one size smaller than gauge needle.
5 stitch markers, including 1 in contrasting color.
Darning needle to finish.

Approx. 24 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch.

See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.

GLOSSARY: K = knit; K2Tog = knit 2 sts together; M1 = make one (with tip of left needle, lift strand running between needles from the front; knit into the back of it); P = purl; St(s) = stitch(es).

Cast On: Using smaller needle and contrast-color yarn, using cable cast-on method, cast on 72 (84, 100, 108, 120, 132) sts. Do not join yet; work one row flat as follows: *K2, P2*; repeat between * * to end.

Ribbed edging: Place contrast-color marker on needle and join in the round, being careful not to twist.
Round 1: *K2, P2*; repeat between * * to end of round.
Round 2: Change to main color; knit all sts. (This will create a ‘glitchless’ color change.)
Repeat Round 1 five more times or until work measures 1"/2.5cm from cast-on edge.
Next round: Knit, increasing (use M1) or decreasing (use K2Tog) evenly spaced as necessary, to get to 70 (85, 100, 110, 120, 130) sts.

Hat body: Change to larger needle; knit every round, slipping marker as you go, until work measures 4 (, 4½, 5, 5, 5)"/10 (11, 11.5, 13, 13, 13)cm from cast-on edge. On last round, place 4 more markers in another color, every 14 (17, 20, 22, 24, 26) sts. Note: Decrease rounds will add approx. 2 (, 2½, , 3, )"/5 (6, 6.5, 6.5, 7.5, 9)cm of length.

Decrease rounds: Note: Change to double-point needles when necessary.
Round 1: *Knit to 2 sts before marker, K2Tog*; repeat between * * to end of round. [5 sts decreased]
Round 2: Knit.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until 35 (40, 50, 55, 60, 65) sts (approx. half of your total hat body sts) remain.
Then, repeat Round 1 only (decreasing every round) until 5 sts remain.

Finishing: Break yarn, leaving an 8"/20cm tail. With darning needle, thread tail through all 5 sts one at a time; draw up tightly. Weave in ends on wrong side. Wet block or steam gently as desired.

Download printable "Color-Tipped Blossom Beanie" pdf pattern.

COLOR: 308460 Old Rose. Faded pinkish red.

COLOR: 200004 Mushroom. Muted, heathered figgy brown.

COLOR: 308048 Citron. Golden chartreuse.

COLOR: 725618 Deep Navy. The perfect dark navy.

COLOR: 200072 Misty Grey. Luminous silvery grey.

COLOR: 200074 Heather Grey. Medium heathered grey.

COLOR: 200005 Charcoal. Darkest charcoal, almost faded black.

COLOR: 100002 Ivory. Soft cream.

TIPPING COLOR: 308048 Citron.

TIPPING COLOR: 308460 Old Rose.

TIPPING COLOR: 200072 Misty Grey.

TIPPING COLOR: 100002 Ivory.



















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