Building Blocks Stranded Beanie by Alena Ruman

Building Blocks Stranded Beanie

February 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in St st on Larger Needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
550 yards (503 m)
20" around, 9" tall for a beanie, 12.5" tall for a slouch beanie
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I was playing the classic game Tetris and was inspired to create this hat. The interlocking blocks extend all over the hat, creating a seamless pattern. The pom pom on top adds some spunk to the look of the hat.

This hat is knit in the round with a difficult and intricate stranded colorwork pattern. The knitter has a choice of creating a snug fitting beanie or a beanie that slouches. No matter the type of beanie the knitter chooses to make, the garment will provide warmth and fold to fit easily in a coat pocket.