Standard Route by Olive & Pearl Knits

Standard Route

by Olive & Pearl Knits
November 2019
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Rib pattern in the round, unblocked, unstretched
US 3 - 3.25 mm
420 - 470 yards (384 - 430 m)
S (up to 20.5”/52cm (M [up to 21.75”/55.25cm] L [up to 23”/58.4cm])
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Standard Route, a classic ribbed beanie, came about when my son asked for a standard ribbed hat like his brother had bought in a store. I wasn’t satisfied with all aspects of any certain pattern I found, so I created my own.

Worked in 1x1 rib from bottom to top, the decreases are worked to not have a pointy top, but a well rounded crown to fit the top of the head. It can be worn with a rolled brim for a fitted beanie, or without a rolled brim for a nice slouchy fit. (To get rid of the pointy top that some people have mentioned, the hat may need to be blocked. Wash it, let soak, squeeze out water, shape hat on a flat surface, let dry. Easy peasy. Or leave as is like I did on my second hat for a more fad-friendly fashion.)

This beanie can be knit with DK yarn, using about half of the yardage listed. Or it can be knit holding two strands of fingering weight together- hence twice the yardage needed as DK, approximate amounts listed above.

Sample is a size M knit with two strands of fingering weight, in Knit Picks Palette, held together throughout. Total of yarn used- 425 yards/388.6 meters.

The hat may very well fit larger sizes than listed as the stitch is very stretchy. However, I listed the sizes for a comfortable fit with a mid-stretch to the fabric. Fully stretched will fit larger but will take away from some of the height of the hat.

Knitting Notions
•Sz 3US/3.25mm 16”/40cm circular needles
•Sz US 3/3.25mm DPN or a longer circular needles for magic loop
•Tape or Ruler • Tapestry or Darning Needle • Scissors •3 stitch markers •1 unique stitch marker for BOR

Stitches & Abbreviations
•K - knit
•P - purl
•K2tog - knit 2 together
•SSK - slip, slip, knit (Slip the next 2 stitches, one at a time, knitwise onto right needle. Insert left needle into front of these 2 stitches and knit them together.)
•CO - cast on
•PM - place stitch marker
•BOR - beginning of round
•SM - slip marker

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As with all of my patterns, Standard Route has a copyright which solely belongs to me at Olive & Pearl Knits. The pattern may not be freely shared or resold. All purchases are final due to the pattern being an automatic download at the time of purchase. You may sell finished items, however,I do ask that mass production for sale should be guarded against out of respect for the designer and pattern. When selling finished items, please link the design back to me either here at Ravelry, on Facebook, or on Instagram.

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