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Tweed and Twists Beanie

Tweed and Twists Beanie

Do you love knitting? Do you love yarn? Do you love it when your yarn still has bits of grass in the fibre and smells faintly of sheep? Then this might just be the beanie for you! Scroll down for the free pattern, and get the yarn here!

The Tweed and Twists Beanie hand knit beanie by Bellish
Ball of yarn with artistically laid strand

With a simple shape, and crisp oval twist stitch pattern, this is the pattern for when you want your yarn to sing.

For this beanie we used the Knit Picks yarn City Tweed in Snowshoe. You can get the same yarn HERE!

Cast on

Use US size 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles (16 in / 40 cm length).

CO 104 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 1.75 in / 4.5 cm.

Body

Transition to US size 6 / 4 mm circular needles and begin the body section of the beanie as follows.

Oval Twist Round 1
[p, sl1wyib-k2-psso] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Oval Twist Round 2
[p, k, yo, k] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Oval Twist Round 3
[p, k3] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Oval Twist Round 4
[p, k3] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Oval Twist Round 5
[p, k3] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Oval Twist Round 6
[p, k3] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Next Rounds
Repeat 1-6 until 3.5 in / 8.5 cm from start of oval twist.

Knit 4 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
[k11, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 2
Knit.

Round 3
[k10, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 4
Knit.

Round 5
[k9, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 6
[k8, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 7
[k7, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 8
[k6, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 9
[k5, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 10
[k4, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 11
[k3, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

Round 12
[k2, k2tog] repeat between brackets to end of round.

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

Round 14
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.

Yarn

DK
weight |
8 ply

Main Color:

141 meters / 155 yards

Gauge

22 stitches and 28 rows in over 4 in / 10 cm with 6 US / 4 mm needles

Needles

Circular 6 US / 4 mm

Circular 4 US / 3.5 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:

19 in / 48.0 cm

Height:

8.5 in / 22.0 cm

Negative Ease:

3 in / 7.5 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

PM: Place Marker

REP: Repeat

SL1WYIB: Slip the next st purlwise to the right needle (without working it), with working yarn held to back

SL1WYIB-K2-PSSO: Slip 1 st with yarn in the back, then k2, then pass the slipped st over the k2 (1 st dec)

ST: Stitch

STS: Stitches

YO: Wrap yarn around the needle to create an extra stitch (it will leave an intentional hole)

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Base
Beanie
Garment pattern section icon
sections

Body Fitted

Ribbing Flat

Without Pompom

Swatch icon
embellishment
Oval Twist
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yarn
DK
weight
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size
22 in / 56 cm
The Tweed and Twists Beanie by Bellish beanie illustration