Geko Beanie by Woolly Wormhead
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Geko Beanie

Knitting
May 2011
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
69 - 170 yards (63 - 155 m)
17, 19, 21, 23 in/ 43.25, 48.25, 53.25, 58.5 cm

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This beanie is truly reversible, making it the ultimate men’s Hat. With a range of sizes covering babies from 6 months old through to adults, the pattern will offer plenty of mileage.

Yarn
69 (92, 113, 141) yd/64 (84, 104, 129) m
29yd/27m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Heavy Aran or Chunky weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 5mm/UK6/US8 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in The Little Knitting Company Geko (82yd/75m per 50g; 85% Wool, 15% Alpaca)
Shown in size 23in/58.5cm on model with 23in/58.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Patons Jet (81yd/74m per 50g; 70% Wool, 30% Alpaca)

Gauge
17 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over St.St.
16 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over Garter Stitch

Sizes
To fit size: 17 (19, 21, 23) in/ 43.25 (48.25, 53.25, 58.5) cm
Finished size: 14 (16, 18, 20) in/ 35.5 (40.5, 45.75, 51) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable cast-on & Knitting in the Round

Support:
Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

Published May 2011
PDF file size: 2.9MB
Product code: WW141KGekoBeanie
Technical editor: Heather Murray