Howdy positive thinkers and team yarnkara; I hope you are well and hopeful of the future as I am.
Today I want to let you in on an easy DIY knitting project on how to knit a hat using the beehive pattern, if by any chance you get around to knitting one please share pictures of your hat for me to see.
Okay let’s get to it.
Yarn of preferred colour and size.
2 circular needles;-one size 4 32 inch circular needles and a size 5 32 inch circular needles.
A pair of scissors.
Knit stitches-K and Knit two together (K2TOG)
KNITTING METHOD-Circular knitting using circular needles
CIRCUMFERENCE OF YOUR HAT- 21-22 Inches
Using your size 4 needles, cast on 100 stitches using the long tail cast on method
The number of stitches varies depending on the size of needle and yarn you are using, just make sure your hat measures about 21-22 inches in circumference.
Make sure all your stitches are aligned properly before joining.
ROW 1: Knit you first stitch; purl your next stitch. Repeat these to end of row. (K, P)
ROW 2-10: Knit, Purl (K, P)
Switch to the size 5 needle now.
ROW 1-10: Knit (K)
ROW 11-20: Purl (P)
ROW 21-30: Knit (K)
ROW 31-40: Purl (P)
It’s now time to start decreasing.
ROW 1: Knit two stiches together then knit the next 8 stitches; repeat these ten times to end of row. K2TOG, K8 (You’ll have a total of 90 stitches)
ROW 2: Knit two stiches together then knit 7 stitches; repeat these ten times to end of row. K2TOG, K7 (80 stitches)
ROW 3: K2TOG, K6 (70 stitches)
ROW 4: K2TOG, K5 (60 stitches)
ROW 5: K2TOG, K4 (50 stitches)
ROW 6: K2TOG, K3 (40 stitches)
ROW 7: K2TOG, K2 (30 stitches)
ROW 8: K2TOG, K1 (20 stitches)
ROW 9: K2TOG (10 stitches)
Pass you needle through the stitches on your needle to bind off then use your darning needle to finish off your project. Weave in your loose ends and cut off the remaining yarn and your project will be complete.
Have an easy October guys.
Drop the idea that you are an Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don’t take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale