Saturday, November 7, 2015

KNITTING PATTERN - Acorn Beanie

This acorn beanie knitting pattern includes sizing for 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months.  It's an adorable photography prop, and is perfect for autumn!  This is a fun project for new knitters who are able to knit and purl.  
Enjoy!


Materials  
US size 8 (5.0 mm) DPNs, yarn needle, scissors

Yarn  
Approximately 50 yards of light brown and dark brown Worsted Weight yarn.  Sample shown using Sheep(ish) yarn.

Sizes  
0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
Fits 13-15”, 15-17”, and 17-19” head circumference.

Gauge  
10 STS and 12 rows = 2” in stockinette stitch

Difficulty
Easy

Stitch Guide
CO - cast on 
K -  knit 
P - purl
P2TOG - purl 2 together
ST(S) - stitch(es)

Notes
  1. This beanie is knit in the round on DPNs (or small circulars).
  2. You will need to know how to P2TOG and make an I-cord purl-wise.  www.knittinghelp.com is a good resource.
  3. I do knit a bit snugly.  You may need to use smaller needles to make gauge.




Instructions:

0-3 Months  (13-15” head circumference)
With light brown yarn, CO 56.
Round 1-3:  (K1, P1) around.
Round 4-16:  Knit.
Switch to dark brown yarn.
Round 17:  Knit.
Round 18-22:  Purl.
Round 23:  (P6, P2TOG) around.  [49 STS]
Round 24:  Purl.
Round 25:  (P5, P2TOG) around.  [42 STS]
Round 26:  Purl.
Round 27:  (P4, P2TOG) around.  [35 STS]
Round 28:  Purl.
Round 29:  (P3, P2TOG) around.  [28 STS]
Round 30:  Purl.
Round 31:  (P2, P2TOG) around.  [21 STS]
Round 32:  Purl.
Round 33:  (P1, P2TOG) around.  [14 STS]
Round 34:  Purl.
Round 35:  P2TOG around.  [7 STS]
Round 36:  K1, P2TOG three times.  [4 STS]
Work I-cord purl-wise for 3/4”.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

3-6 Months  (15-17” head circumference)
With light brown yarn, CO 60.
Round 1-3:  (K1, P1) around.
Round 4-17:  Knit.
Switch to dark brown yarn.
Round 18:  Knit.
Round 19-23:  Purl.
Round 24:  (P8, P2TOG) around.  [54 STS]
Round 25:  Purl.
Round 26:  (P7, P2TOG) around.  [48 STS]
Round 27:  Purl.
Round 28:  (P6, P2TOG) around.  [42 STS]
Round 29:  Purl.
Round 30:  (P5, P2TOG) around.  [36 STS]
Round 31:  Purl.
Round 32:  (P4, P2TOG) around.  [30 STS]
Round 33:  Purl.  
Round 34:  (P3, P2TOG) around.  [24 STS]
Round 35:  Purl.
Round 36:  (P2, P2TOG) around.  [18 STS]
Round 37:  Purl.
Round 38:  (P1, P2TOG) around.  [12 STS]
Round 39:  P2TOG around.  [6 STS]
Round 40:  (P1, P2TOG) twice.  [4 STS]
Work I-cord purl-wise for 3/4”.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

6-12 Months  (17-19” head circumference)
With light brown yarn, CO 66.
Round 1-3:  (K1, P1) around.
Round 4-19:  Knit.
Switch to dark brown yarn.
Round 20:  Knit.
Round 21-27:  Purl.
Round 28:  (P9, P2TOG) around.  [60 STS]
Round 29:  Purl.
Round 30:  (P8, P2TOG) around.  [54 STS]
Round 31:  Purl.
Round 32:  (P7, P2TOG) around.  [48 STS]
Round 33:  Purl.
Round 34:  (P6, P2TOG) around.  [42 STS]
Round 35:  Purl.
Round 36:  (P5, P2TOG) around.  [36 STS]
Round 37:  Purl.
Round 38:  (P4, P2TOG) around.  [30 STS]
Round 39:  Purl.
Round 40:  (P3, P2TOG) around.  [24 STS]
Round 41:  Purl.
Round 42:  (P2, P2TOG) around.  [18 STS]
Round 43:  Purl.
Round 44:  (P1, P2TOG) around.  [12 STS]
Round 45:  P2TOG around.  [6 STS]
Round 46:  (P1, P2TOG) twice.  [4 STS]
Work I-cord purl-wise for 3/4”.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Other Suggestions
  • Other yarns that work well:  Red Heart Soft, Caron Simply Soft, Cascade 220, Knit Picks Comfy Worsted
  • Knit or crochet a small oak leaf to embellish your beanie.
  • Alternate K1/P1 with P1/K1 for a seed stitch trim.




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