Basketseed beanie by Katrina Walser

Basketseed beanie

Knitting
June 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Basketweave
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
153 yards (140 m)
M (fitted) and L (slouchy)
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This pattern is available for free.

I have a soft spot for basketweave. It comes with a lot of memories for me - the first pattern I ever designed was a basketweave scarf. Unfortunately the edges of basketweave tend to curl up, but that’s fixed by knitting in the round! I’m a big fan of beanies with contrasting brims, so I threw in a double-brim with some seed stitch too. The pattern comes with a tutorial on how to make double brims.

The suggested yarn is from We Are Knitters, and uses less than a ball. If you wish to substitute the yarn it’s very straightforward, any bulky weight wool yarn that knits up to the correct tension will work.

The beanie has a matching cowl, which is available for free on my website. See the pattern info on Ravelry. The beanie is available as a free download after signing up to my mailing list.

Difficulty: Intermediate
Usage: Please don’t sell items made with this pattern
Units: This comes with both Australian/metric and US/imperial instructions