Runway beanie - knitting pattern

Originally published in Knit Now magazine, Runway is now available to purchase as an individual pattern.

Using a fine and incredibly soft yarn, this Hat is decorated with twisted and slipped stitches, which create a subtle texture that is enhanced by the yarn's fibre and drape.

Knit in the round and bottom up, the Runway pattern includes 4 sizes and is provided in written format.

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

28 sts x 56 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.25mm needles over Garter St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 18 (20, 22, 24) in/ 45.75 (51, 56, 61) cm (Finished size 15.5 (17.25, 18.75, 20.5) in/ 39.5 (43.75, 47.5, 52) cm)
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons

Materials you need at home:

  • 206 (245, 298, 346) yd/188 (224, 272, 316) m fingering/4ply weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in The Knitting Goddess Alpaca/Silk/Cashmere 4ply (437yd/400m per 100g; 70% Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere))
57yd/52m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St

  • Set 2.25mm/UK13/US1 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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