Colmena Beanie by Kate Barrios

Colmena Beanie

February 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
99 - 110 yards (91 - 101 m)

The Colmena beanie is worked back and forth and then seamed together. Its hexagonal structure is accomplished by the simple combination of knits, purls, slipped and dropped stitches that create a cabled texture without even requiring a cable needle! It’s big and chunky, so you’ll knit it in no time. And so cozy that it’s a perfect companion for cold winters!

About the yarn:
The yarn used for the sample is an artisanal 100% Peruvian wool, bought in Machu Pichu, Peru, and it has no commercial name.

Techniques used:
Front slip
Back slip
Finishing a back and forth worked beanie.

Finished measurements:
Circumference: 23 in/58.5 cm
Length: 10 1/2 in/26.5 cm

Other notes:
The stockinette stitch gauge is given for replacment yarn purposes. The beanie is not worked in stockinette stitch.