Geko beanie - knitting pattern

This beanie is truly reversible, making it the ultimate ribbed Hat. With a range of sizes covering babies from 6 months old through to adults, the pattern will offer plenty of mileage.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on

Gauge: 
17 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over St.St. 
 16 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over Garter Stitch

Contains:

  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 17 (19, 21, 23) in/ 43.25 (48.25, 53.25, 58.5) cm (Finished size 14 (16, 18, 20) in/ 35.5 (40.5, 45.75, 51) cm)
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable cast-on & Knitting in the Round

Materials you need at home:

  • 69 (92, 113, 141) yd/64 (84, 104, 129) m heavy Aran or Chunky weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in The Little Knitting Company Geko (82yd/75m per 50g; 85% Wool, 15% Alpaca))
  • 
29yd/27m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 5mm/UK6/US8 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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