Sideways-knit garter stitch hugs the head, with a wide chevron band creating movement and even more elasticity for a great fit. Increases and decreases shape that beautiful chevron, but it’s short rows that mimic the classic spiralling crown on this multi-directional beanie.
Written for three sizes, the pattern also includes tutorials for the provisional cast-on and Kitchener stitch in garter stitch.
Sample shown in Whimzy Twisted MN [399yd/365m per 100g; 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon]. Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 22in/56cm circumference head.
To fit sizes: 19 [21, 23] in/48.25 [53.25, 58.5] cm Finished size: 16 [18, 20] in/40.75 [45.75, 50.75] cm Finished depth: 6.75 [7.75, 8.5] in/17.25 [19.75, 21.5] cm
Skills required: Knit & purl sts, increases & decreases, short rows, provisional cast-on, grafting.