Change your Mind (Beanie) by Joji Locatelli

Change your Mind (Beanie)

August 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
40 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
500 yards (457 m)
One size
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This design started as my knit on the go project, to have something to work on whenever I was going out the door.
I love to move: walk, run, be outside whenever possible. But I love my knitting too much, and sometimes I feel that some of these experiences are even richer if I know I can pull out my knitting at any time and knit a few rounds.

I thought of designing an easy ribbed basic beanie. Something you can cast on and knit and repeat for days. Knit one, purl one, knit one, purl one… At least it started that way!
After working on the brim for a few days I fell head over heels with the yarn I was using and the way the beanie was looking. I couldn’t resist turning it into something more special, so I added a gorgeous ribbed lace pattern to the top. I just couldn’t help myself.

The pattern works for a basic ribbed beanie too. If you want, just keep working the ribbing until you reach the crown section. The lace portion is entirely optional, so you can change your mind, like I did.

The brim is designed to fold up twice to keep your ears and forehead warm even though the yarn is light and there are some eyelets on the top of the beanie.

One size: The hat as designed will fit most women, men and older children. Because of the ribbed body, it will accommodate most head circumferences.
If you wish to modify the size, you can follow the same instructions, but reduce or increase the stitch count in multiples of 12 sts.
Finished measurements: 14½“ (37cm) circumference, and 13¼” (33 cm) total length, unstretched.

Yarn: 2 skeins of Merino Singles by Uschitita (100% Superwash Merino - 100g / 400 yd 366 m) or 500 yd 460m of fingering weight yarn in 2 colors. You will need 260 yd 237 m of color A and 240 yd 220 m of color B. The sample was made using colorways Madras (color A - Orange) and Owl (color B - Natural, speckled).
Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) circular needles.
Other notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle.

40 sts and 36 rounds to 4” (10 cm) in 1x1 ribbing un-stretched, using US 2 (2.75 mm) needles, after blocking.