The stitch pattern is an 8 stitch repeat, making it an easy stitch pattern to use on smaller or bigger hats, or other projects in the round. An awesome unisex design. Want a slouchy style instead of a tight fitting beanie? Work more rounds in the italicized section in the pattern.
Loom: All-n-One knitting loom, set at 72 pegs (or any configuration of multiple of 8).
Yarn: Approx 140 yards of worsted weight yarn. Sample was knit using Knit Picks in Citrine (MC) and Macaw (CC).
Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 9 sts x 14 rows=2 inches in stockinette
Size: Size shown fits up to a 19.5″ head. To create smaller or larger sizes, simply cast on a number that is a multiple of 8 (56, 64, 72, 80).
K: knit stitch. Recommend the knit stitch or the u-stitch; do not recommend the flat stitch or the ewrap.
P: purl stitch
CO: cast on (Sample uses the ewrap cast on to provide an elastic fit).
GBO: gather bind off
MC: Main color
CC: Contrasting color
PU: Pick up
K2tog: knit two stitches together. A right slanting decrease.
- When working with two strands of yarn on the same row, be sure to pick up the yarns in the same order throughout the project. View this video for a few tips on working with colorwork.
- Work your colorwork loosely, if you pull on the yarn too tight, the knitted fabric will pucker up.
- Wet block or steam block after knitting.
- Work chart from the bottom up, and every round starts on the right.
Set up the All-n-One loom to 72 pegs (or any other multiple of 8 stitches).
Using MC, cast on 72 stitches, prepare to work in the round.
Rnd 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.
Rnd 9-11: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 12: Join CC, k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 13: PU, MC, p to the end of rnd.
Rnd 14-16: Cont with MC, k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 17-24: Follow chart to create the shamrocks.
Rnd 25-28: With MC, k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 29: PU CC, p to the end of rnd.
Cut CC leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.
Rnd 51-54: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 55: *k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.
Move the stitches from the odd numbered pegs to the even numbered pegs. Knit the round, skipping the pegs with no stitches and treating the pegs with two loops as one loop.
Remove stitches from the loop to a piece of scrap yarn—this is temporary.
Readjust the knitting loom to the new peg number configuration: 36 pegs. (Divide the cast on number of pegs by 2).
Place the stitches back on the knitting loom.
Gently tug on each of the stitches, starting with the first peg, to remove any of the extra slack in the yarn.
Rnd 56: Rep Rnd 55.
Bind off with the gather removal method. Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.
Weave all ends in.
Steam block or wet block to set the stitches.