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Sweet Greens Beanie

Sweet Greens Beanie

You’ve probably heard that greens are good for you. You also probably think that is just green foods. Nope. Scroll down for the free pattern, and get the yarn here!

The Sweet Greens Beanie hand knit beanie by Bellish
Ball of yarn with artistically laid strand

Turns out, an awesome green beanie also has countless benefits. Like a warm head, and lots of compliments on how great your beanie looks, and... well that actually covers most of it.

We still think it is a pretty great beanie though. Besides, everyone could use a bit more fibre! (pun very much intended)

For this pattern we used the Knit Picks yarn Paragon Sport Yarn in Topiary. You can get the same yarn HERE!

Cast on

Use US size 2 / 2.75 mm circular needles (16 in / 40 cm length).

CO 148 stitches using your preferred cast on style. Join to work in the round, and place marker to indicate the BOR.

Rib

2x2 Rib Round 1
[k2, p2] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Next Rounds
Repeat 2x2 rib pattern until rib measures 4 in / 10 cm.

Body

Transition to US size 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles and begin the body section of the beanie as follows.

Basket Weave Round 1
[k2, p2] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Basket Weave Round 2
[k2, p2] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Basket Weave Round 3
Knit.

Basket Weave Round 4
Knit.

Basket Weave Round 5
[p2, k2] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Basket Weave Round 6
[p2, k2] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Basket Weave Round 7
Knit.

Basket Weave Round 8
Knit.

Next Rounds
Repeat 1-8 until 6 in / 15 cm from start of basket weave.

Knit 3 rounds in stockinette stitch.

Decreases

When working the decreases, transition to double pointed needles when the stitches can no longer reach comfortably around the circular needle.

Round 1
[k35, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 2
[k16, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 3
[k15, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 4
[k14, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 5
[k13, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 6
[k12, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 7
[k11, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 8
[k10, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 9
[k9, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 10
[k8, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 11
[k7, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 12
[k6, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 13
[k5, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 14
[k4, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 15
[k3, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 16
[k2, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 17
[k, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 18
Repeat k2tog to the end of round.

Finishing

Cut working yarn, leaving a long tail. Pull the tail through the remaining stitches and pull the top closed tightly. Draw the working yarn through the top center of the hat (to the inside) and weave it in securely on the inside of the beanie. Weave in any remaining ends.

A tutorial on how to make your own pompom is available on our blog!

Yarn

Sport
weight |
5 ply

Main Color: 303 meters / 332 yards

Gauge

26 stitches and 32 rows in over 4 in / 10 cm with 4 US / 3.5 mm needles

Needles

Circular 4 US / 3.5 mm

Circular 2 US / 2.75 mm

Notions

Darning / wool needle

Size

This pattern is knit to fit an adult. If you would like to knit a different size, or to change anything else about the pattern, download Bellish for free to customize your own beanie.

Info
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Base illustration showing measurements

Head Circumference:

22.75 in / 58.0 cm

Height:

11 in / 28.0 cm

BOR: Beginning of round

CO: Cast on

DEC: Decrease/decreased/decreases

INC: Increase/increased/increases

K: Knit

K2TOG: Knit two stitches together (decrease 1 stitch)

M: Marker/s

P: Purl

P2TOG: Purl two together

PM: Place Marker

REP: Repeat

ST: Stitch

STS: Stitches

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Base
Beanie
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sections

Body Slouchy

Ribbing Folded

With Pompom

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embellishment
Basket Weave
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yarn
Sport
weight
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size
24 in / 61 cm
The Sweet Greens Beanie by Bellish beanie illustration