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Monday, May 8, 2017

Introducing Step by Step!

Schnapps finished his latest design while he is resting.  We are taking extra good care of him and watching his health issues closely.  He wanted me to be sure to get this pattern up for everyone to share.  Don't be intimidated!  This is super simple..........truly.  Thank you Marcella for the name!  

We used Knit Picks Comfy and Shine sport weight yarn for's what we had in our stash and it is so soft and great to work with.  This pattern is a great stash buster......use as many or as few colors as you'd like.  Instructions for all yarn weights are included.  Experiment and have some fun with it.

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Step by Step

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together
s1wyib: slip 1 stitch purlwise, holding yarn to the back

Using Color A, cast on 92 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:  Using Color A
Row 1:   knit all stitches
Row 2:    purl all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until your work measures 2 inches in length.

Work Body of Hat:   Using Colors A & B & C  
Row 1:   Color A:  knit all
Rows 2, 3 & 4:  Color B:  *k3, s1wyib*; repeat around
Row 5:   Color B:  knit all
Rows 6, 7 & 8:  Color C:    *k3, s1wyib*; repeat around
Row 9:  Color C:  knit all 
Rows 10, 11 & 12:  Color B:  *k3, s1wyib*; repeat around
Row 13:  Color B:  knit all
Rows 14, 15 & 16:  Color A:    *k3, s1wyib*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 -16 until piece is about 7.5 inches in length.  

Crown Decrease:  use dpn’s when needed:  Use the next color in the pattern.
Row 1:   *k3, s1wyib *; repeat around
Row 2:   *k2tog, k1, s1wyib*; repeat around
Row 3:   *k2, s1wyib*; repeat around
Row 4:   *k2tog, k1*; repeat around
Row 5:    knit all
Row 6:   *k2tog*; repeat around
Repeat Row 6 if desired.

Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in ends and share.

Pattern can be done in just 2 colors:  
Row 1:  Color A:  knit all
Rows 2, 3 & 4:  Color B:  *k3, s1wyib*; repeat around
Row 5:  Color B:  knit all
Rows 6, 7 & 8:  k3, s1wyib

Repeat Rows 1-8

If using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 48.  

If using 5-weight yarn, use size 10 needles and cast on 64 stitches.

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 80.  

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 104 stitches.   

The pattern is worked over 4 stitches.


  1. Raye CullingworthMay 18, 2017 at 2:10 AM

    Thank you for sharing. I'm familiar with this type of design - use it when knitting up oddments of wool into little jerseys either for charity or for my grandchildren when they were much younger. I look forward to making the beanies for our church's "Jersey Bank"

  2. I like the beanie I will be trying it out this evening.

  3. Are the needles metric size?

  4. What size needles to use with the pattern given (92 stitch cast on) and what weight of yarn? The variations provided go from a cast on of 80 sts to a cast on of 104 sts.