Zingy Beanie by Triona Murphy

Zingy Beanie

October 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
220 yards (201 m)
One size: finished circumference is 20"
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Zingy Beanie features alternating panels of twisted knit stitches and zigzagging cables for a fun and modern look. The cables are worked with right and left twists, which means they can be worked without a cable needle.

Circumference: 20 inches 51 cm. Will stretch to comfortably fit heads up to 24 inches 61 cm.
Length from edge to top of crown: 8.25 inches 21 cm.

Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted (100% wool; 220 yds/201 m per 100g skein); color #3669, Caribbean Sea; 1 skein.

Recommended Needles (check gauge and change size if needed):
1 16 or 20 inch US #6/4.0 mm circular needle
1 set of four or five US #6/4.0 mm double-pointed needles

Stitch marker, yarn needle, cable needle (optional), no-rinse wool wash (optional, for blocking)

The stockinette columns on this hat are worked with twisted stitches (knit through the back loops) for added stitch definition. Twisted stockinette has a tendancy to bias, which can be a neat effect—but if you’d rather the stitches in those sections lie straight like in the pictures, the hat will require wet-blocking.