Malia Beanie by Rebecca Langford

Malia Beanie

October 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
10HDC in a magic circle increased for a total of 5 rounds = 4"
5.5 mm (I)
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
Teen / Adult Small
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This pattern is available for free.

I experimented with this design quite a bit because I knew I wanted it to be worked vertically to achieve the design I had in my head, but honestly, I’m not a huge fan of the work-flat-and-sew-to-cinch method. I’ve used it in a handful of my patterns because it’s the only way I knew how to achieve the vertical design, but sometimes I feel like I can’t close the top securely enough and the cinch often looks a bit unbalanced. So after some thinking, I thought up another method (which I’m sure has been done before by others) to combine my favorite top-down method with a vertical design and I’m really happy with how it turned out. It’s a little confusing to explain, but I’ve made a video tutorial for this pattern in case you need a little help!