Riverbend Beanie

Free Knit Pattern

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Pattern is in US Terminology

Gauge:

  • 4” (10cm) square with 26 stitches by 24 rows in ribbing stitch (kbl2,p2) with larger needles

Materials:

  • 1 ball of Red Heart Unforgettable (5oz/100g 279yd/256m), Stained Glass.
  • Pattern needs at least 178yd/162m

Suggestions on yarn substitutions:

  • Katia Polaris 100g/236m per ball
  • Loops and Threads Colors 200g/464m per ball
  • Scheepjes Wanderlust 100g/232m per ball
  • One 16” Circular Knitting needles for each size ( DPNs may be used instead ) or size needed to obtain gauge
    • US 7 (4.5mm)
    • US 9 (5.5mm)
  • A set of US 9 (5.5mm) DPNS ( or the Magic Loop Method ) to close
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends
  • A pair of Scissors to cut yarn with

Abbreviations:

  • kbl : knit in the back loop only stitch
  • k : knit stitch
  • p : purl stitch
  • inc1 : increase next stitch by 1 using the Increase in Stitch Below Method. This is my favorite method because it does not create a hole or a bump in my work. Use this link to watch a video tutorial, by Jeanne from Jimmy Beans Wool, on how this is done. If you prefer, use your own favorite method to increase a stitch.
  • k2tog : knit next 2 stitches together to decrease
  • p2tog : purl next 2 stitches together to decrease
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • DPNs: Double Pointed Needles
  • c4b: slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and move to the back of work. Knit next 2 stitches from left needle. Knit the stitches from cable needle.

Instructions:

With smaller needles, cast on 96 stitches and join in the round. Place stitch marker to mark the beginning of a row. ( or cast on 97 stitches for seamless joining, also known as the invisible joining, in the round by passing the extra stitch over the first stitch. Click here to view a video tutorial on how to do this )

Brim Ribbing

Repeat ( **kbl2, p2 ) around until the end of row.  Slip marker. ( 96 sts )

Do this till it measures about 2” (5cm) or add (reduce) rows as desired.

**( You may replace kbl2 with k2, if you prefer. )

Cable Repeats

Switch to larger needles. We will increase the next row by 12 stitches, ending with a total of 108 stitches.

Row 1:  ( k8, inc1 ) around 12 times until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 108 sts )

Rows 2 to 4:  ( k4, p2 ) around 18 times until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 108 sts )

Row 5 (cable row): ( c4b, p2 ) around 18 times until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 108 sts )

Rows 6 to 8: ( k4, p2 ) around 18 times until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 108 sts )

Row 9 (cable row): ( c4b, p2 ) around 18 times until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 108 sts )

Repeat Rows 6 through 9 until the height of the hat reaches approximately 6” to 7” ( 15cm to 18cm ) tall, measured from the bottom of the brim. Add more Cable Repeats as necessary but be sure to stop after Row 9, i.e. a cable row.

Crown Decreases

Row 1: ( k4, p2 ) around 18 times until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 108 sts)

Row 2: * [ ( k2tog ) twice, p2, ( k4, p2 ) twice ]. Repeat sequence, inside [ ], from * for 6 times until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 96 sts )

Row 3: * [  k2, p2, ( k4, p2 ) twice ]. Repeat sequence, inside [ ], from * for 6 times until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 96 sts )

Row 4: * [ k2tog, p2, ( c4b, p2 ) twice ]. Repeat sequence, inside [ ],  from * for 6 times until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 90 sts )

Row 5: * [  k, p2, ( k4, p2 ) twice ]. Repeat sequence, inside [ ],  from * for 6 times until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 90 sts )

Row 6: * [ k, p2tog, (k4, p2) twice ]. Repeat sequence, inside [ ],  from * for 6 times until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 84 sts )

( Switch to DPNs as stitch count gets too few to decrease comfortably. )

Row 7: * [  k, p, ( k2tog,  k2tog, p2 ) twice ]. Repeat sequence, inside [ ],  from * for 6 times until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 60 sts )

Row 8: * [  k, p, ( k2, p2 ) twice ]. Repeat sequence, inside [ ],  from * for 6 times until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 60 sts )

Row 9: * [  k, p, ( k2tog, p2 ) twice ]. Repeat sequence, inside [ ],  from * for 6 times until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 48 sts )

Row 10: * [  k, p, ( k, p2tog ) twice ]. Repeat sequence, inside [ ],  from * for 6 times until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 36 sts )

Row 11: ( k, p ) around until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 36 sts )

Row 12: ( k2tog ) around until the end of row. Slip marker. ( 18 sts )

Row 13: ( k2tog ) around until the end of row. Remove marker. ( 9 sts )

Leaving a tail of about 7” ( 18cm ), cut yarn and cinch hole to close hat. Weave in ends.

Yay!! Congratulations, you have finished knitting your hat. I hope you love yours too.
~Normala 😊