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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My hands can do this --- Knitted Hoodie Beanie

It feels good when you feel warm during winter time.  This simple beanie project is a two-in-one knitted pattern designed to keep you warm and look stylish at the same time.  It can easily be worn and used conveniently.  No tangles of long scarf around your neck.  No hassle about your scarf falling off your neck because you don't need to wear a scarf anymore.  It is a unisex project that can be worn by men also as shown at the bottom.  

Knitted Hoodie Beanie (a)

Knitted Hoodie Beanie (b) 


(1) Caron Simply Soft, 6 oz/ 170g/ 315 yds, Plum Perfect 9761
(1) circular knitting needle, size 6 (4.0 mm)
(1) circular knitting needle, size 8 (5.0 mm)
(5) double-pointed needles, size 8 (5.0 mm)
      crochet hook F5 / 3.75mm  

Level of Difficulty – easy

Stitch Abbreviations:
(K)           knit
(P)            purl
(K2 tog)   knit 2 together
(sts)          stitches
(ch)          chain
(sc)          single crochet

Special Instructions:
Increasing evenly spaced – add one to the number of increases required and divide that number into the number of stitches on the needle. Subtract one from the result and the new number is the approximate number of stitches to be worked between each increase. Adjust the number as needed.  

Binding off – (K) two (sts).  Insert the tip of the left needle into the first (st) on the right needle.  Lift the (st) over the last (st) you (k) and over the tip of the right needle.

(K2 tog) – insert the right needle into the front of the first 2 stitches on the left needle as if to knit then knit them together as if they were 1 stitch.


Ribbing - With circular knitting  needle size 6, cast on 92 (sts).  Always place a marker to mark the beginning of the round. Turn the needles around your hand.
1st Rnd –   K92.  Turn the needles around your hand.  
Result -  92 (sts)

2nd Rnd - (Right Side) (K1, P1) around. Repeat this round until ribbing measures approximately 5 inches   from cast on edge. Hide the excess yarn.
Result – 92 (sts)

1st Rnd –  Change to circular knitting needle size 8.  (K) around increasing {46} (sts) evenly spaced.  When increasing, (k1), but don’t remove the yarn from the left needle yet.  Insert the right needle at the back of the left needle, (k1), and then off the left needle. (K) and then increase alternately.
Result – 138 (sts)

2nd Rnd – Transfer the first 27 (sts) to one double-pointed needle, size 8.  Use the three other double-pointed needles to insert the remaining (sts) with 27 (sts) on each  needle. The circular needle is removed after the last (st) transferred.  Use bread ties to keep the (sts) on both ends of each needle from slipping off.  With the use of another double-pointed needles,  bind off 30 (sts) only. (K) closely in between double-pointed needles to prevent forming holes.  (K) until you reach the end.  Insert the end of the needle to the first binded (st).  Turn and  (k2tog). (K) until you reach the end again and turn. (K) on every round of the piece until it measures approximately 8 inches from cast to edge.

Result – 108 (sts) per round

Cap Shaping
1st Rnd -  Still using double-pointed needles, *(K2 tog), (K25) on each needle; repeat from * around.  (Note:  There should be 26 (sts) per needle.)
Result – 104 (sts)

2nd  to 5th Rnd – (K) around.
Result – 104 (sts) per  round 

6th Rnd – *(K2tog), (K24) on each needle; repeat from * around. (Note:  There should be 25 (sts) per needle)
Result – 100 (sts)

7th to 10th Rnd – (K) around.
Result – 100 (sts)

11th Rnd - *(K2tog), (K23) on each needle; repeat from * around. (Note:  There should be 24 (sts) per needle)
-Result – 96 (sts) 

12th to 15th Rnd – (K) around.
Result – 96 (sts)

16th Rnd- *(K2tog), (K22) on each needle; repeat from * around.  (Note:  There should be 23 (sts) per needle)
Result – 92 (sts)

17th to 30th Rnd – (K) around. 
Result – 92 (sts)

Binding Off and Connecting the Binded Stitches
Bind off the (sts) in every needle till you reach the end. Test the (sts) that were binded off initially, if they are too tight or not, by stretching them. Each needle is removed as you finish binding the (sts). Invert the project. Using your crochet hook, make (ch), fold the project, and have both ends connect by making the first (sc) on the first binded (sts).  (Sc) throughout the succeeding (sts) till the end.  Don’t cut the yarn yet.

Making of Pompoms
Cut a piece of scrap cardboard 4” wide and 2 1/2” long.  Pull out the other end of the skein. Wind the yarn around the cardboard lengthwise 40X in the middle.  Carefully slip the yarn off the cardboard and tightly tie a 15” length of yarn around the middle.  Leave yarn ends long enough to attach the pompom.  Cut both ends to spread the yarns and trim the pompom into a smooth ball. Insert both yarn ends into the last (sc) made and tightly tie them twice inside.  Cut and hide the excess yarns.  

Knitted Hoodie Beanie (d)

Knitted Hoodie Beanie (e)

*Knitted Hoodie Beanie (f)
Last Thursday, Feb. 19, I went out for my eye exam appointment.  I patiently went through the eye routine check up for almost 3 hours. Afterwards, I saw it was already snowing terribly outside.  My car was covered with snow and had to wipe off the snow from the front windshield of my car. I was terribly feeling cold on my face and head.  I regret not bringing with me this newly finished project.

Last Saturday, February 21, when I went to church, I did not forget anymore to bring my Knitted Hoodie Beanie. Look! It’s also perfect on me (-.-) 

*This project was also featured on All Free Knitting under my designer profile as "Knitted Hoodie Beanie"

*Look also What’s Hot - Top Knit Designers below.  This ranking dated Feb. 25, 2015 is not permanent.  But I’m still very proud and happy to be included in their list.   Thank you very much to all viewers (-.-)

What's Hot

2.      Susan Hamilton
4.      Robin Celli
8.      Gretchen Tracy

*Look again! Last month dated, Feb. 25, 2015 I was ranked #2, but this day, March 03, 2015, I became #1 among the Top Knit Designers of All Free Knitting. Please note this ranking is not permanent. Thank you very much to all viewers (-.-)

What's Hot

1.      Susan Hamilton
3.      Robin Celli
6.      Gretchen Tracy
7.      Natasha Price
10.    We Are Knitters

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