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Ribbed Beanie

Knitting
October 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
one size
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A fast knit that is worked inside out, because I prefer knitting to purling (and there are clearly more purl stitches on the RS). It can be considered reversible - if you’re being meticulate when making up and hide all endings as good as you can manage!

I’ve knitted this twice. The first one is the one in the picture above and it turned out so lovely – but the yarn had too much ease and after a couple of months wearing, my husband looked as if he was wearing a mushroom on his head… I’ve recalculated and knitted a new, tighter version, hoping that this is going to fit better in the long run.

Material: 1-2 x 50g balls of Marks&Kattens Eco ull or 1 skein of Hjertegarn Incawool. Make sure to use rather bulky Aran wool (16.5sts per 10cm/4” on 5.5mm needles) to get the look, fit and warmth of this beanie. Read the labels and check gauge!

If you’re facing a hard winter, you might even have to line the beanie with a 6cm/1.5” wide fleece-lining to keep the polar-wind off your ears :)

Needles: 5 mm DPN’s or a circular needle, short enough to make a beanie. If you knit on a circular needle, you’ll need the DPN’s (or use a magic loop)when decreasing.
Sizes: One size. Fits heads between 55-60 cm

Happy knitting :)