November 10th, 2020
Seed Stitch Beanie ❄️⛄️ made with ChicSheepYarn! It is a free and speedy pattern with a 2 stitch repeat. It is perfect for #beginnerknitters. The trick here is that it is worked up by holding 2 strands of yarn together with large gauge needles. The pattern is so simple that you can totally multi-task with whatever TV show you’re currently bingeing on. Promise! And, it will make for the easiest holiday gift! Enjoy!
This pattern is worked from the band ribbing up to top, using two strands of yarn at the same time. It is a simple pattern that only uses knit an purl stitches so it works up quickly! The pattern works up as a circular tube with the top open to be gathered/cinched closed to create the texture at the top. The pattern can be increased/decreased with multiples of 2 sts.
Sizing and Gauge:
This pattern is written for a Medium Adult and the pattern can be increased/decreased with multiples of 2 sts. Work up a swatch and see sizing chart below to adjust for sizing.
Gauge: 4″ x 4″ (10 cm x 10 cm): 12sts, 16rows
2 colours of your choice, Medium weight · I used Red Heart Chic Sheep in:
Color A: Fairy Tale (pink)
Color B: Sterling (grey)
· US 11 / 8.0mm circular knitting needles, with 9in cord· Tapestry needle· Pom maker
With two strands of Color A: Cast on 56 sts.
Continue in rounds using a stitch market to mark the beginning of the round.
Round 1-5: *K1, P1* Repeat around
Body: work seed stitch
Round 1: *K1, p1* repeat around
Round 2: *P1, K1* repeat from * around
Repeat round 1-2 to desired length. Bind off leaving a long tail that will be used to cinch the top closed.
Begin closing the hat:
Turn the hat inside-out. Using the tail, sew a loose running stitch across the top of the hat. Cinch it tight to close the hat and weave in the end well and firmly.
Turn back right-side out. Weave in ends.
Create and attach pom: see link below on step-by-step instructions: