When winter ended, I swore I was going to venture away from hats. They are like my unavoidable safety net of knitting. Besides, everyone I know is tired of receiving hats. I don’t even save my knit goods for gift-giving occasions anymore. “Happy Thursday, have a hat.” Somebody stop me.
So what makes this a garden beanie, you might ask? Well, I photographed it in the garden. Also, it’s green and that says garden to me. Mostly I needed an excuse to knit in the summer.
While I was in the garden I couldn’t help snapping a pic of the peonies. If you’re a Pinterest addict like myself, you’ll have had your fill of peony pictures, but it’s my favourite flower and I couldn’t help myself.
This beanie is much like my Grey Heart Beanie, except I reduced the number of rows. I found the last version to be a bit too loose, so if you need a bigger size I would refer to this post instead.
In The Round
- Worsted weight wool or acrylic yarn
- Size 8 needles (5 double pointed)
- Tapestry Needle
Cast on 72 stitches to two of the double pointed needles
K2P2 in 2×2 ribbing for 15 rows
K for another 33 rows
K until you reach a total of 48 rows and begin decrease: K2tog for one round and K the next
Continue decreasing until you are left with approx. one stitch on each needle
Cut a long tail and weave through the remaining stitches
Finish by weaving all loose ends with a tapestry needle