Open Hearted Beanie by Dear Pru

Open Hearted Beanie

October 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork
US 6 - 4.0 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
To fit adult head circumference 53 -58 cms/ 20.75 - 22.75” with 7-12 cms / 2.75 - 4.75” negative ease.
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The Open Hearted Beanie is a stranded colourwork beanie with a bold, contemporary motif charted in two or three colours. It is knit from the bottom up with an optional double brim. Knit this on its own or as part of a set with Dear Pru Open Hearted Mitts and Open Hearted Vest knitting patterns.

NOTE: three charts are provided: one for the two colour version, one for the three colour version, and one for you to colour in yourself!

✔ Turned brim
✔ Stranded colourwork
✔ Basic decreasing: k2tog and ssk



Two colour, turned brim version:
Along Avec Anna Double Merino (100% superwash merino; 108m per 50g)
Main Colour (MC): 2 x 50g in Améthyste
Contrast Colour (CC): 1 x 50g Trésor

Three colour, ribbed band version:
Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (Targhee non superwash wool; 133m/ 145 yards per 50g) or equivalent
Main Colour (MC): 1 x 50g in Cobbler
Contrast Colour (CC1): 1 x 50g Klimt
Contrast Colour (CC2): 1 x 50g in Mesa

Knitting needles
4 mm / 40 cm (US 6/ 16”) circular knitting needle

26 sts x 30 rows= 10cm x 10cm / 4” x 4” in colourwork pattern lightly blocked with a steamy iron.

About the designer:
Pru Raymond is a designer, teacher and writer. She shares her home in Adelaide, South Australia with her husband Nick and a healthy yarn stash. Learn more

Photography (C) Jacie Davis