How To Knit A Beanie
Hello everybody! I hope that you are doing dandy on this fine day and that you are ready to knit! Today I am showing you guys a knitting tutorial and how to knit a beanie. This is a very basic pattern that any knitter of any level can learn – check it out!
Because this is more of a tutorial to practice your skills, I am not really going to write out the full pattern because honestly, I don’t have one. I like to do what feels right and try new things so I encourage you to do the same! Here is how I made my basic beanie.
Casting on. The amount of stitches you cast on is dependent on one thing, your head. So a trick that I like to use is I cast on a bunch of stitches, stretch them out and measure them with a measuring tape. Then I will know that it fits! Here is a tutorial on how to cast on
Pro Tip: Remember that the type of yarn you use might make it stretchy, take that into account by allowing your hat to be tighter knowing it will stretch out.
Rib Stitch – For the band of the hat, I used a rib stitch. A rib stitch is alternating knit and purl all the way around. Please make sure to use an even number of stitches when using a rib stitch. In the video I used a rib stitch for four rows, but I wish that it had been thicker.
The Body of The Beanie – The body of the beanie is worked in a stockinette stitch which means that your odd rows are knitted and your even rows are purled. Repeat this until y0u get the height that you want, the taller the hat the more it will slouch.
Decreasing – When you are working on decreasing, I knit a few stitches, in this case 5, and knit two together. Repeat that sequence across. The next row is your purl row and I like to keep it that way. The next time I knit, I will knit 4 stitches, and knit two together. So for every knit row I will decrease the amount of stitches that I knit before I knit two together.
Once I get the the last few stitches after decreasing I like to assemble my hat. I cut off a long strand using the working yarn, sew it through the stithces that were on my needles and then sew the two ends of the hat together. Weave in your ends and enjoy!
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