Color-Tipped Blossom Beanie by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
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Color-Tipped Blossom Beanie

Knitting
October 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
70 - 165 yards (64 - 151 m)
Preemie 12”/30cm (Newborn 14”/36cm, Small Child 16”/41cm, Child/Small Adult 18”/46cm, Adult 20”/51cm, Large Adult 22”/56cm)
This pattern is available for free.

“Cashmere & silk & a fab free pattern.”
Our simple stockinette beanie has been a shop favorite as far back as we can remember. Super simple, knit in the round, and sized for any member of the family. But this one - maybe keep for you! Knit here in String Blossom, a smooth, high twist sport-weight yarn that flows easily across the needles with the perfect balance of cashmere and silk. Silk gives strength and structure to the beanie, but all you’ll feel is the brushed downy cashmere. Ribbed brim keeps beanie snugly in place, with a hint of slouch in the back.

One skein of String Blossom will knit up into a gorgeous solid color beanie; we color-tipped ours with 10 yards of another shade of Blossom. Choose from one of our four tipping colors on our hand-wound spool tags. Two skeins will yield two beanies; save 10 yards from each to color tip the other! Warm, light, and soon essential.

You can pick up the pattern in “The Free Pattern” tab and choose a delicious hat color. Each spool tag contains approximately 10 yards of yarn, enough to color-tip one adult-sized beanie (sold separately).
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FINISHED SIZES
Preemie 12”/30cm (Newborn 14”/36cm, Small Child 16”/41cm, Child/Small Adult 18”/46cm, Adult 20”/51cm, Large Adult 22”/56cm).

Directions for preemie size given, with larger sizes in parentheses(). Hat will stretch to fit head sizes 2-3” larger than finished circumference. If you choose to adjust the size, you must cast on a multiple of 4 sts for ribbing and adjust to a multiple of 5 sts for decrease rounds.

YARN
1 skein String Blossom (177 yds/162.5m each) and 1 spool of String Blossom in tipping color (10 yds/9m each); or approx. 70 (90, 115, 140, 155, 165)yds/ 64 (82, 105, 128, 142, 151)m of an equivalent sport-weight yarn in main color.
Approx. 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) yds/m in contrasting color. Shown in color 200074 Heather Gray tipped with color 308048 Citron.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 4 (3.5mm) 16”/40cm circular and double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 3 (3.25mm) 16”/40cm circular needle, or one size smaller than gauge needle.
5 stitch markers, including 1 in contrasting color.
Darning needle to finish.

GAUGE
Approx. 24 sts = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch.