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On The Buses – Free Garter Rib Beanie Pattern

Everyone seems to love a Boring Blokes Beanie, but as a knitter they can be very boring to make over and over again. And as the BBB is one of my biggest selling beanies I need some variety to keep me enthused to knit them.

This hat is worked from the brim up, in the round. No seams needed.

Gauge:

My gauge for the finished hat was 20st X 38 row over the garter rib pattern, washed and blocked

Size:

Medium: circumference 50cm (19.5”) unstretched. Fits head circumference 56cm (22”) Length 23cms, allows turn up of 3 to 4 cms

Size can be adjusted by adding or subtracting 5 sts from the cast on edge and adjusting the length knit prior to the reduction for the crown

Materials

Yarn: 100gms 8 ply Yarn – I used Country 8ply by Cleckheaton

Needles: 40cm 4mm circular needles, set of four 4 mm double point needles for reducing the crown

Abbreviations:

sts – sts

p – purl

k – knit

k2tog – knit two stitches together

instructions in brackets (….) are repeated

Rnd – Round

Body

Cast on 100 sts, join in the round being careful not to twist. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of round.

Rnd 1 : knit

Rnd 2: (p4,k1) repeat to end

Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until 18cm is worked, or longer for a deeper turn up.

Reduce crown (switch to double point needles when required)

Rnd 1 (k3, k2tog)

Rnd 2 (p3, k1) repeat to end

Rnd 3 knit

Rnd 4 (p3, k1)

Rnd 5 knit

Rnd 6 (p3, k1)

Rnd 7 (k2 k2tog)

Rnd 8 (p2, k1)

Rnd 9 k

Rnd 10 (p2. K1)

Rnd 11 k

Rnd 12 (p2,K1)

Rnd 13 (k1, k2tog)

Rnd14 (p1,k1)

Rnd 15 k

Rnd 16 (p1,k1)

Rnd 17 (k2tog)

Rnd 18 knit

Rnd 19 (k2tog)

Break yarn leaving a 30cm tail. Thread tail through live stitches, pull to close top of hat. Secure by threading through a couple more times.

Sew ends in securely.

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