This post is quick and useful.
For a while now I wanted to make myself a pair of rustic style knitting needles , like the crochet hooks I make, but when I made them I couldn’t think of anything to use them for! What a dilema!!
I needed a project for individual needles and I then thought of a beanie, a slouchy beanie!
After it is finished we will join it using a crochet hook! (You could USA yarning needles and use a mattress stitch ti do so as well!)
I Looked around just to find the exact yarn for my 8 mm needles !
This is the pattern I want to share with you.
Exaggerated Rustic slouchy beanie with straight needles
100 grams of chunky yarn that calls for 8 mm needles
8 mm straight needles or circular if you prefer 🙂
Pompon maker or 2 donut shaped cardboard cut outs to make Pompon
Crochet hook size , 6 or 7 mm to join the beanie
10 stitches and 12 rows to 10 cm x 12 cm
Cast on 58 stitches
2 knits, 2 purls , ribbing for 7 rows
Next you will work in stockinette starting with a purl row. Row 8 is the right side and it should look like the purl side of the stockinette,
*R8: rights side. Purl,
The next 4 rows are also stockinette BUT with the knit side to the right side of the beanie. For this you will again Purl the next row.
Repeat from Row 8 to 16 , twice more.
R51: purl 17, purl 2 tog, purl 18, purl 2tog, purl 17, purl 2 tog.(55 sts)
R52: Knit 26, Knit 2 tog, Knit 27 (54 sts)
R53: *purl 7, purl 2 tog* x 6 (48 sts)
R54: purl all
R55: *knit 6, k2tog* x 6 (42 sts)
R56: purl all
R57: *knit 5, k2tog* x 6 (36 sts)
R58: purl all
R59: *knit 4, k2tog* x 6 (30 sts)
R60: purl all
R61: *knit 3, k2tog* x 6 (24 sts)
R62: purl all
R63: *knit 2, k2tog* x 6 (18 sts)
Now you will cut a 20cm piece of tail of your working yarn and thread through all the stitches and pull it, go through the stitches again and this time pull tightly.
Finish off and knot it securely.
Now we will use a new yarn and using a 6 or 7 mm crochet hook we will join the seams into a pretty and comfortable beanie!
Working from the top down; slip knot and purl one side of a right side stitch and one from the left side, yarn over and slip stitch (go through all the loops on the hook)
Check this illustration to clarify this process.
After you have finished, please weave all ends using a yarn needle.
Make a pompon using a pompon maker or two donut shaped cardboard cut outs and attach to your exaggerated slouchy beanie.
And that’s it!
It should take you more than a couple of hours !
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