Colorwork Recipe by Lisa Gutierrez

Colorwork Recipe

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October 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
210 - 250 yards (192 - 229 m)
Average Adult
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I like to make beanies for my kids and husband and any other boys in my family, but I like to make slouches/berets for myself and other girls. I just like the looser fit on my hair and sometimes I like just shoving ALL my hair into it.

I came up with 4 different color work charts that will work with both a beanie and slouch/beret. Essentially, you can make 8 different hats using this one recipe. Both hats use the same yarn, needle, and gauge. You choose which you’re going to make and follow that side of the pattern. Increases and crown decreases are different for each, but the charts work for both. You can easily make the hat slouchier (sometimes guys like a slouchy, but fitted beanie) by knitting more rounds after the charts.