The Rockaway Beanie (Knitting Pattern)
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Hey guys! Finally - its here! My first ever knitting pattern! Whatt?! I had a great time designing this, and trying it out with different color combinations. The thing I really love about this beanie is you can get as creative as you want, and patterns like that are just the bees knees! (NOTE: If you want a similar crochet version of this pattern visit my TEGAN BEANIE pattern!)
As with all of my patterns, I like to name them something special. For this one, I decided to ask YOU GUYS what name you like best through a poll on my Instagram. It was a choice between "The Loren Beanie" and "The Rockaway Beanie" - and the Rockaway Beanie won! It really was so fitting too, because I visited Rockaway Beach in Oregon while my pattern testers were working on this beanie:) We will have to save Loren for another time!
This pattern is written in US Standard Terms.
Yarn: Aran, Worsted Weight Yarn in 2 Colors (approximately 90 yds color A and 40 - 55 yds in color B). Vanna’s Choice by Lionbrand Yarn or Red Heart Soft are great choices! Used in examples:
Red Hat (on last page of pattern) : Vanna’s Choice in Brick (Color A) and Linen (Color B)
Grayish - Blue Hat: Vanna’s Choice in Graphite (Color A) and Linen (Color B)
Brown Hat: Red Heart Soft in Chocolate (Color A) and Off White (Color B)
Use my affiliate links below to snag some awesome yarn for your beanie!:)
Sizes: Small (Child/Teen/Adult Small - 19 – 21 inch circumference), Medium/ Large (Adult Medium, Adult Large 22-23 inches circumference).
Needles: 6 mm 16” Circular Knitting Needles
6 mm DPN’s (double-pointed needles for decreases)
OR size needed to obtain gauge. (I am a very loose knitter, so I used 5 mm needles- however, with my testers 6 mm was the most commonly used needles to obtain gauge).
Gauge: 8 stitches by 10 rows in Stockinette = 2 inch square
- Pom- Pom (Optional).
K – Knit
KTBL – Knit Through Back Loop
K2TOG – Knit Two Together
Before we begin: Sizing listed in the pattern will be Small with Medium/Large in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle/highlight all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
Cast on 68 (72) stitches.
Rows 1 – 13: KTBL 1, P 1 all the way around. This completes the band of your hat!
Note: This is also where we start using the color charts I have provided. Color chart is read from right to left, from the bottom up (the same direction you use when knitting right handed!) If you happen to be a left handed knitter, the chart can be read the opposite way and it will work as well – however, it will not match the pattern as written, so keep that in mind.
The top chart is for the small size, the bottom chart is for the large size.
Rows 14 – 17 (19): K all the way around.
Rows 18 – 19 (20-21): K all the way around.
Row 20 (22): *COLOR A: K 3. COLOR B: K 1.* Repeat from * to * all the way around.
Row 21 (23): COLOR B: K 1. COLOR A: K 1. *COLOR B: K 3, COLOR A: K 1* Repeat from * to * for a total of 16 (17) times. COLOR A : K 1. COLOR B: K 2.
Row 22 (24): *COLOR B: K 3. COLOR A: K 1.* Repeat from * to * all the way around.
Row 23 (25): COLOR A: K 1. COLOR B: K 1. *COLOR A: K 3. COLOR B: K 1.* Repeat from * to * for a total of 16 (17) times. COLOR B: K 1. COLOR A: K 2.
Row 24 (26): *COLOR B: K 3. COLOR A: K 1. Repeat from * to * all the way around.
Row 25 (27): COLOR B: K 1. COLOR A: K 1. * COLOR B: K 3. COLOR A: K 1.* Repeat from * to * for a total of 16 (17) Ptimes. COLOR B: K 2.
Row 26 (28): *COLOR A: K 3. COLOR B: K 1. * Repeat from * to * all the way around.
Rows 27-28 (29-30): K all the way around.
Rows 29 -32 (31-36): K all the way around.
Row 33 (37): *COLOR A: K 3. COLOR B: K 1.* Repeat from * to * until the end of the round.
Row 34 (38): *COLOR B: K 1. COLOR A: K 1.* Repeat from * to * until the end of the round.
Rows 35 – 38 (39-42): Repeat Rows 33 – 34.
Row 39 (43): K all the way around.
Note: This is where we start decreasing the hat. Switch to your DPN’s for easy decreasing!
Row 40 (44): K2Tog all the way around.
Row 41 (45): K all the way around.
Row 42 (46): K2Tog all the way around.
Row 43 (47): K all the way around.
Closing the top of your hat:
Thread yarn through your needle, and weave your needle around the hat, working into each stitch. Cinch your hat tightly, and secure your hat closed. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Voila! Your beautiful hat is complete! Be sure to tag me @fiberandfern and use the #fiberandfern so I can see your beautiful work!
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