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Flower Bud Beanie

November 4, 2009

I’m offering this pattern for free. For a PDF copy visit the Ravelry page. I’ve knitted it twice, but would love for any of you to test knit it for me and let me know of any errors, which I will correct promptly.

This beanie knits from the bottom up quickly, with a lace pattern that is easy to memorize. It is very stretchy, making it one size fits most. Add or subtract 8 sts. to adjust size for different gauges or ages.

Flowerbud Beanie

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” in stockinette
Needle: 16” circular and DPNs, size 8/5mm or size needed for gauge
Yarn: 100-115 yds/91-110 m worsted weight (#4 med.)
Finished Size: 17” will comfortably fit an average woman’s head. (My head is 22.5″)

PM: place marker
St(s): stitch(es)
Yo: yarn over
P3tog: purl 3 sts together
Pfb: increase by purling into the front, then into the back of the same st

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CO 88, join to work in the round. PM.
Rnd 1: (Yo, k1, yo, k2, p3tog, k2) to end. (88 sts)
Rnd 2 and all EVEN rnds: Knit.
Rnd 3: K1 (Yo, k1, yo, k2, p3tog, k2) to last 7 sts. Yo, k1, yo, k2, p3tog, k1.
Rnd 5: K2 (Yo, k1, yo, k2, p3tog, k2) to last 6 sts. Yo, k1, yo, k2, p3tog.
Rnd 7: K2 (P3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2) to last 6 sts. P3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo.
Rnd 9: K1 (P3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2) to last 7 sts. P3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k1.
Rnd 11: (P3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2) to end.
Rnd 12: Knit.

Repeat these 12 rows 3 more times. (48 rows, 88sts).
If you think you would like to shorten the hat skip rows 1-6, work rows 7-12, then repeat rows 1-12 three more times.

Crown Decreases:
Rnd 49: (Pfb, k2, p3tog, k2) to end. (77sts)
Rnd 50: (P2, k5) to end.
Rnd 51: (P2, k1, p3tog, k1) to end. (55sts)
Rnd 52: (P2, k3) to end.
Rnd 53: (P2, P3tog) to end. (33 sts)
Rnd 54: (P2, k1) to end.
Rnd 55: (P1, k2tog) to end. (22sts)
Rnd 56: (P1, k1) to end.
Rnd 57: K2tog to end. (11sts)
Rnd 58: Knit.
Thread tail through remaining stitches, cinch up. Weave in ends.

For personal, non-commercial use only. Without my express permission you may not distribute or sell electronic or paper copies of this, though feel free to link to it. You may not sell any items produced using this pattern.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. November 4, 2009 9:19 am

    Wonderful!
    Makes me knit the silly baby blanket I’ve been stuck on even faster so I can get on and knit this pattern.
    Thank you for sharing!

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