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“ My inspiration and fascination has been to design various works and styles using methods that I have learned over the years and from my personal travels.”
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What you'll need:
You can use other colors of DMC Woolly in making the raspberry hat. You can check here for https://www.dmcpilipinas.com/shop-now/ list of available colors. In this tutorial, I decided to use DMC Woolly #121 and #084.
The beanie circumference in its relaxed state is approximately 16" inches. For adult/teen head size is 20-21 1/2" inches.
GAUGE: Knitted stockinette stitch on a 4mm/US6 needle to get 6sts X8 rows =1” X 1”
How to Make Raspberry Pattern
Note: The pattern is divisible by 4
ROUND 1: *PKP, K3TOG* rep from * to * around.
ROUND 2: Purl all stitches.
ROUND 3: *K3TOG, PKP* rep from * to * around.
ROUND 4: Purl all stitches.
How to Make the Hat:
The hat is worked in the round on circular needle.
STEP 1: Cast on 124 stitches with circular needle size 3.5mm/US 4 and Color A. Place marker and join in the round.
STEP 2: Work the rib pattern (knit 2, purl 2) for 4cm / 1 ½”. Knit 1 round at the same time increasing the number of stitches to 132. Break Color A.
STEP 3: Switch to larger circular needle (US6/4mm) and Color B. Start working the pattern until piece measures 5cm/6 ½”. If you want a slouchier beanie continue working the pattern.
How to Decrease Round
Round 1: *(PKP, K3TOG) x10, P1, K3TOG*, rep from * to * around (126 stitches)
Round 2: *P3, P3TOG*, rep from * to * around (84 stitches)
Round 3: *K3TOG, PKP*, rep from * to * around
Round 4: Purl all stitches
Round 5: *(PKP, K3TOG) x6, P1, K3TOG*, rep from * to * around (78 stitches)
Round 6: *P3, P3TPOG* rep from * to * around (52 stitches)
Round 7: P2TOG (26 stitches)
Round 8: P2TOG (13 stitches
STEP 4: Cut enough yarn and with your tapestry needle pull it through the remaining stitches. Fasten off.