Thursday, February 14, 2013

Let me start with "Happy Valentine's Day Everyone"  To all the partners of fiber enthusiasts....remember:

About a month ago, my grandson was in the hospital with RSV and I made him a beanie to keep his head warm.  As promised, here is the pattern:

RSV Beanie

I made this beanie for my grandson when he had RSV.  When he was 4 months old, he had RSV and he had plenty of hats that I had made him while my daughter was pregnant with him.  As he got older, he outgrew the hats, and we live in South Texas so it does not usually get too cold to need a warm hat.  Well, at almost 14 months, he got RSV again.  My daughter took him to his great grandmother’s house on his father’s side and she said, “Oh, he needs a beanie on his head, do you want me to buy one for him?”  My daughter proudly said, “No, I will have my mom make him one.”  So I present you with the pattern for the “RSV Beanie” and a pic of my grandson (with a shirt that says “Sorry Girls, Mommy says No Dating”)


One Size Fits most.  Approx. 7.5” wide and 7” tall

1 skein HiKoo by Skacel SimpliWorsted

16” circular US 5 (3.75 mm)
16” circular US 7 (4.5 mm)
5 dpn’s US 7 (4.5 mm)

Tapestry needle
4 stitch markers (I like one of these to be different to indicate the beginning of the round)

5-6 stitches per inch

K – knit
P – purl
K2tog – knit 2 together
ssk – slip slip knit
PM - Place Marker
SM – Slip Marker


CO 84 sts
PM and join in Round
Round 1-7: *K2, P2 Repeat from * till end

Round 8: K all stitches

Repeat round 8 until hat measures 4 ½” from cast on edge

Set up round:
K21, PM, K21, PM, K21, PM, K21

Crown Shaping
Round 1:  *SM, K2tog, K17, ssk, repeat from * till end of round
Round 2:  K all stitches

Repeat rounds 1 and 2 till there are 9 stitches in between each marker.  Switch to DPN needles when there are too few stitches to keep knitting in round.

Repeat Round 1 three more times until there are 12 stitches left, removing all markers except the marker that marks the beginning of the round.

Last Round: *K2tog, ssk Repeat from * till end

Cut yarn leaving a 6” tail.  Thread yarn on tapestry needle.  Run needle through all remaining stitches on hat and pull stitches together like a drawstring bag.

Weave in ends, and put on child to keep head warm.  I did not see any need to block mine, but if you want to block, you can.

Happy Thursday everyone!

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