As winter inches toward us—very, very slowly—I have been trying to create my perfect winter beanie. Well, this is it!
Spend one minute browsing my blog and you’ll see that I love the seed stitch. I don’t know why it took me so long to make an entire beanie out of it. Well I do know why: I was always scared to decrease in more complex stitches. Although the seed stitch is anything but complex, I wasn’t sure how to keep the pattern while decreasing. The top of the hat isn’t perfect, but the seed stitch does hide some of the imperfections. I could have switched to knit stitch for the decreasing rounds, and I might just do that next time.
In The Round
- Worsted weight wool or acrylic yarn
- Size 8 needles (5 double pointed)
- Tapestry Needle
- K= Knit
- P= Purl
Cast on 80 stitches one of the double pointed needles
Evenly distribute the stitches onto four double pointed needles (should be 20 on each needle)
K2P2 in 2×2 ribbing for 15 rows
Seed stitch (P the K stitches and K the P) for another 35 rows
K until you reach a total of 50 rows and begin decrease: *K2tog, P2tog for one round and work in seed stitch for the next row
*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