Flamboyant Flowers Beanie by Joan Rowe

Flamboyant Flowers Beanie

January 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in unblocked stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
90 - 130 yards (82 - 119 m)
18” (46 cm), 21” (53 cm), and 23” (58 cm)
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A beanie in three sizes featuring a gorgeous garden filled with flamboyant flowers. This beanie is knitted in the round with fingering weight yarn, although the flowers can be attached to any hat. The flowers and leaves are knitted separately and are attached mostly with the CO and BO tails so that there is very little sewing, aside from some chain stitch embroidery for the stems.

Instructions are given for clematis, foxglove, iris, morning glory, nasturtium, poppy and trumpet vine. Fill your garden with just one, or with a colorful medley of flowers.

The flowers and leaves are knit with fingering weight yarn and each take less than 21 yds (19 m). It’s a great way to use up leftover yarn, or make use of a single ball of fingering with an interesting colorway to choose different colors for each flower.

An intermediate knitter should be fine with this pattern, although some of the flowers are more complex than others. Techniques used include wrap and turn (w&t), German Short row, circular knitting on dp needles, 1 custom scallop stitch. If you need, you can contact me at JoansGarden1@gmail.com, at JoansGarden on Ravelry or at www.KnittedCreatures.com.