Rule of Thirds Beanie by Vivien Kiaupa

Rule of Thirds Beanie

March 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
295 - 317 yards (270 - 290 m)
unisex size suitable for adults and teens. Size is easily adjusted my changing gauge
This pattern is available for free.

Writing this pattern I was playing with the number three and multiples of it and also the decreases are made in three places resolving in an interesting and beautiful shape. That is why I came up with the name Rule of Thirds Beanie. The Rule of Thirds is a principle used widely in Photography and Arts to ensure balanced compositions.

The beanie is knit with two strands of yarn held together throughout the work. Since the whole beanie is ribbed it is really flexible and basically adjusts itself to any shape of head. The hat has a brim which is folded and attached to the inside to keep your ears and forehead warm.

Yarn: two balls of itch-free 320 - 360 m / 100 g yarn ( 50 g / ball )

For the orange beanie (comfortably fits a head with a circumference of 54 cm) I used around 75 g of Baby merino yarn from Adlibris. The color is Orange Rust (A034) 180 / 50g

The grey beanie fits a head with around 58 cm. For that one I used Madame Tricote Paris Cashmere Gold yarn which is a little bit thicker than the one from Adlibris with 320 m / 100g. The beanie took around 85 g of yarn to make.

Needles: I like to knit hats with six double pointed needles. Since when working with only five needles the stitches tend to drop from my needles. The size I used is 4,00 mm ( US size 6 )

In addition you need two cable needles (or e.g. shorter extra double pointed needles of the same size or smaller)

Gauge: around 20 stitches = 10 cm (suitably stretched)

A tapestry needle to weave in the loose ends.