Pinion beanie hat - knitting pattern

Sometimes it’s tricky to convince kids to wrap up warm on cold days, but they’ll love wearing this funky, skater-style hat.

The stripes and pointy shape are lots of fun, and you can rest assured that little ears are warm under those cute ear flaps.

Girls will love this design just as much as boys – just use their favourite colours!

Skills required: 
Knit & purl stitches, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, slipped stitches, blanket stitch

Gauge:
 24 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over St.St.
 23 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over Slipped Stitch pattern
 23 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over Garter Stitch

Contains:

  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 14 (16, 17.5, 19) in/ 35.5 (40.75, 44.5, 48.25) cm (Finished size 12.5 (14, 15.25, 16.75) in/ 31.75 (35.5, 38.75, 42.5) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Knitting in the round & Blanket Stitch

Materials you need at home:

  • Yarn A 44 (58, 75, 93) yd/40 (54, 69, 85) m DK weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Wendy Merino DK (129yd/118m per 50g; 100% Merino))
  • Yarn B 32 (38, 46, 54) yd/29 (35, 42, 50) m

  • 43yd/40m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St. in either yarn

  • Set 3.25mm/UK10/US3 & 3.5mm/UK--/US4 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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