Bird Tracks Beanie by Marie Segares

Bird Tracks Beanie

Knitting
May 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in 20 sts = 4” (10 cm) in larger needles in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2-Lb. Preemie (5-Lb. Preemie, Toddler, Adult).
This pattern is available for $2.50 USD
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A free version is also available.

This textured beanie features a traveling stitch pattern. Pick your favorite method (knit flat and seamed, or knit seamlessly in the round) to make your version. This pattern is designed to meet the donation requirements for Knots of Love, a nonprofit organization that distributes hats to people suffering from traumatic hair loss and blankets to infants in neonatal intensive care units. This beanie uses the the same simple stitch pattern from the Baby Bird Blanket. This is the bonus pattern for a Knit-a-Long sponsored by Lion Brand. Chat with other knitters in the KAL thread here on Ravelry.

This pattern is available for FREE on my blog here.

The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable PDF for sale on Ravelry includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements.

Skills Used
Basic knitting skills: cast on, knit, purl
Knitting flat in rows and seaming OR knitting seamlessly in the round using double pointed needles or the magic loop method on circular knitting needles
Changing colors

Skill Level
Easy

Finished Sizes
2-Lb. Preemie (5-Lb. Preemie, Toddler, Adult). Photographed sample is Adult.
2-Lb. Preemie: 7” (18 cm) hat circumference x 3.5” (9 cm) height.

5-Lb. Preemie: 10” (25.5 cm) hat circumference x 4.5” (11.5 cm) height.

Toddler: 17” (43 cm) hat circumference x 6.5” (16.5 cm) height.

Adult: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.

Materials
Lion Brand Heartland yarn (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 skein each in MC and CC, or approximately 251 yd (230 m) in each of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn. (I used 149 Great Smoky Mountains as MC and 156 Guadalupe Mountains as CC.)

US 7/4.5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. (Use straight needles to knit flat and seam, or use double pointed or circular needles to knit seamlessly in the round for the ribbing.)

US 8/5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. (Use straight needles to knit flat and seam, or use double pointed needles to knit seamlessly in the round, or 40”/100 cm circular needles to knit seamlessly in the round with the magic loop method.)

Yarn needle.

Clover Extra Large Pom Pom Maker (optional for Toddler and Adult sizes only).

Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set (optional, but helpful if knitting in the round or to mark repeats in pattern).

Gauge
20 sts = 4” (10 cm) in larger needles in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.