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Knit Rampart Beanie

Guys, I am so excited to release this pattern. The Rampart Beanie is a result of my new obsession with double stranded worsted weight yarn. Yes, I know I can use bulky or super chunky instead…. but can we just talk about that stitch definition for a moment?

Colorado weather has been a little bipolar lately and it is messing with my emotions. First, it is 55 degrees and raining, so naturally I pull my sweaters out from the back of my closet and start yearning for Pumpkin Spice everything (yes I am pretty basic)…. THEN the next day it is 83 degrees and sunny. What am I supposed to do with that Mother Nature? Yes I love summer, but let’s be honest, I am back in school and back at work so summer is over for me. The warm weather just makes me day dream about a simpler and lazier time.

Anyway, back to this pattern. The squish is real. The stitch definition is real and the X-Stitch is a perfect way for a beginner to get used to working with cables. If you are morally against double stranded worsted (we might need to discuss this… send me a message so I can sway you) then there are directions for bulky (5) yarn as well. Like fitted beanies? I got you. Prefer some slouch? I got you.

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Grab your needles and some yarn and let’s get this party started, shall we?

Materials:

  • Two Skeins of Worsted (4) or One Skein of Bulky (5). See notes for details on yarn choice and yardage.
  • For Brim: Size 10.5/6.5 mm, 16” Circular Needles
  • For Fitted: Size 13/9mm, 16” Circular Needles
  • For Slouchy: Size 15/10mm Circular Needles
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:

  • K    Knit
  • P    Purl
  • S1PW Slip One Purlwise with yarn in back
  • K2TOG Knit Two Stitches Together
  • ST(s) Stitches

Gauge:

K2 P2 With Size 10.5/6.5mm
6 Stitches (Wide) x 8 Rows (Tall)= 2”x 2”

Notes:

This pattern can be worked holding TWO strands of Worsted Weight (4) or ONE strand of Bulky Weight (5). This pattern was written using two strands of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn. Since yarn thickness varies, make sure to check your gauge. This pattern was tested using the following yarns:

• Worsted (holding two strands):
o Lion Brand Wool-Ease. Approx. 90 yards of each skein.
o Lion Brand Heartland. Approx. 90 yards of each skein.

• Bulky (holding one strand):
o Paton’s Beehive Baby Chunky. Approx. 90 yards.
o Loops and Threads Charisma, Approx. 90 yards.

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Special Stitches:

X-Stitch

Brim:

With size 10.5/6.5mm needles:

• Cast on 56 (add one additional stitch if you join by slipping last stitch over first.
• Join your work to knit in the round (careful not to twist work) and place stitch marker to indicate beginning of round.
• *K2, P2. Repeat from * for a total of 10 rounds.
• Feel free to add more rows until desired brim length is achieved!

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Body of Hat:

For fitted: switch to size 13/9mm needles.
For slouchy: switch to size 15/10mm needles.

Row 1: Knit all.

Row 2: K2, P2, *K6, P2. Repeat from *. Knit last 4 stitches.

Row 3-6: Repeat Row 1 and 2.

Row 7: K1, S1PW (All S1PW will be done holding yarn to the back of work), K2. *S1PW, K4, SL1P, K2. Repeat from *. S1PW, Knit last 3 stitches.

Row 8: P1, S1PW , P2. * S1PW, P4, S1PW, P2. Repeat from *. S1PW, Purl last 3 stitches.

Row 9-10: Repeat Row 7 and 8.

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Row 11: K1. *X-Stitch, K4. Repeat from *. Knit last 3 stitches.

Row 12: K2, P2, *K6, P2. Repeat from *. Knit last 4 stitches.

Row 13- 22: Repeat Rows 3-12 one more time.

Row 23-28: Repeat Row 1 and 2 ending on Row 2.

For FITTED end after row 28 and continue to decrease section.

Row 29-31: Repeat Row 1 and 2 ending on Row 1. Continue to decrease section.

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Row 1: K2TOG around. (28 st)

Cut yarn leaving long tail, weave tail through all stitches, cinch closed and weave in ends. Ta-Da! You are done!

You are more than welcome to sell your finished Rampart Beanies, but please give credit to my shop. Please do not alter, sell or claim this pattern as your own.

I hope you love your new Rampart Beanie! We would love to see your work so remember to tag us on Instagram at @the_burlap_kitchen and use the hashtag #theburlapkitchen #rampartbeanie

If you run into any issues or have questions about the pattern, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

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