- Digital download pdf
- Metric and Imperial measurements both given
- Unisex pattern great for gift knitting
The Andes beanie is knit in the round, using one size of circular needles (US10; or 6mm). It is a modern take on a traditional Aran motif, and gives impressive results for what are easy to follow instructions! This pattern would suit improver knitters who would like to try an all-over motif, or experienced knitters who enjoy seeing a pattern flow from ribbing to crown.
The hat is sized for an adult, but instructions are given on adjusting the stitch count to create a smaller or larger hat. Gauge is not hugely important for this beanie; the fabric has some stretch and is a forgiving fit.
This hat was written for Drops Andes yarn; but should give a good result with a similar chunky yarn. One 100g skein should be enough for one hat, I would suggest a requirement of 95 metres/105 yards of yarn. A cable needle will also make the pattern easy to work for beginners, but experienced knitters can do without it. Also required are a stitch marker (to show the beginning of the row), and a knitter’s sewing needle, for weaving in the ends when you are finished.
The hat is seamless, as it is knit in the round, and is super soft and comfortable to wear! This hat is sized to suit an adult head, and measures around 18 inches/46 cm in circumference (unworn). From brim to crown it measures 8 inches/21 cm unworn.
I’m a knitter from the Aran Islands and am delighted to have my own original designs now available here : )