A Dozen Beanies for Baby: Quick Knits for the Little Ones

A Dozen Beanies for Baby: Quick Knits for the Little Ones

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A Dozen Beanies for Baby: Quick Knits for the Little Ones by Annie's

Baby knits are always a hot trend in knitting and this book is sure to please! With a dozen different patterns, there is something for every style and preference. From our whimsical Happy Gnome to our chic Angelique, there is a special beanie for that special little one in your life. What makes this book special? With easy to intermediate skill levels, you can foray into some more complicated knitting techniques such as cables or lace while still on a smaller scale. These projects are portable and perfect for traveling! We're featuring many techniques, including cables, lace, stranded colorwork, appliqué and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590122662
Publisher: Annie's Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 09/28/2015
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Annie’s is part of the third-generation Muselman family business, founded in 1925 and long known for original craft designs including crochet, knitting, card making, paper crafts, beading, sewing, quilting, and needlework. Annie’s books are sold through independent retailers and major chain stores worldwide. They are headquartered in Berne, Indiana.

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A Dozen Beanies for Baby

Quick Knits for the Little Ones


By Annie's

Annie's

Copyright © 2015 Annie's
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-59012-297-6



CHAPTER 1

Happy Elephants

This beanie will warm both your heart and those of passersby with its adorable elephant design. This is a great project for practicing your chart-reading skills too.

Design by Lena Skvagerson for Annie's Signature Designs


Skill Level

*** INTERMEDIATE


Sizes

3–18 (18–24) months

Instructions are given for smaller size, with larger size in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to both sizes.


Finished Measurements

Circumference: 14 (16) inches

Height: 7½ (8½) inches


Materials

• Cascade Yarns Cherub DK (DK weight; 55% nylon/45% acrylic; 180 yds/50g per skein): 1 skein each turquoise #12 (A) and chocolate #24 (B)

• Size 4 (3.5mm) 16-inch circular and double-point needles (set of 5) or size needed to obtain gauge

• Stitch markers

• Cardboard


Gauge

24 sts and 32 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st.

To save time, take time to check gauge.


Special Abbreviation

Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from LH to RH needle.


Pattern Note

When working the chart and stranding colors, carry yarn loosely on the wrong side of fabric to prevent bunching.


Beanie

With A, cast on 84 (96) sts on double-point needles (smaller size) or circular needle (larger size), pm for beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist.

Work in St st until piece measures 2¼ (2¾) inches.

Change to circular needle in smaller size.

Join B and work all rnds of Elephant Chart.

When chart is complete, piece should measure approx 5¼ (6½) inches in length.


Shape Crown

Note: Change to dpns when sts no longer fit comfortably on circular needle.

Cut B and continue with A.

Next rnd: *K14 (16), pm; rep from * around — 6 markers.

Rnd 1: K2tog, *knit to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm, k2tog; rep from * around until 2 sts rem, ssk — 72 (84) sts.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rep [Rnds 1 and 2] 5 (6) times — 12 sts.

K2tog around — 6 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a 12-inch tail.

Use tapestry needle to run tail through rem sts twice, pulling securely and then fastening off.


Finishing

Weave in ends.


Tassel

Cut 2 pieces of B each 10 inches long. Cut piece of cardboard 2 inches long. Wrap B around cardboard 16 times. Cut yarn. Use tapestry needle to pull a 10-inch strand under all wraps at top of cardboard, then tie a knot to bundle the wraps. Cut yarn wraps at bottom of cardboard. Wrap 2nd 10-inch strand around bundle approx ½ inch below fold to form tassel. Trim ends.

Cut a 35-inch strand of B. Fold in half and secure folded end to a stationary object. Twist yarn until it begins to double back on itself. Pull end through fold on tassel. Fold in half again with both ends tog and allow to twist up on itself. Thread cord through top of hat and tie ends tog in a knot. Trim ends close to knot.

CHAPTER 2

Cherise

Subtle decreases are used to knit this beanie. Play around with color for a fun look, then foray into appliqués with this precious mini-heart for added flair.

Design by Trine Lise Hoyseth


Skill Level

** EASY


Sizes

0–3 (3–18, 18–24) months

Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.


Finished Measurements

Circumference: 14 (16, 18) inches

Height: 6 (7, 8) inches


Materials

• Berroco Comfort (worsted weight; 50% nylon/50% acrylic; 210 yds/100g per skein): 1 skein each raspberry coulis #9717 (A) and pot-au-feu #9834 (B)

• Size 8 (5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge

• Size 7 (4.5mm) crochet hook

• Small stitch holder


Gauge

18 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches/10cm in garter st.

To save time, take time to check gauge.


Pattern Note

Knit yarn overs through back loop to avoid holes.


Beanie

With A, cast on 27 (32, 36) sts.

Row 1 (WS): Knit.

Change to B.

Rows 2 and 3: K23 (28, 32) sts; turn, yo, knit back.

Rows 4 and 5: K16 (20, 23) sts; turn, yo, knit back.

Change to A.

Row 6: Knit, making sure to knit all yo's tbl.

Row 7: Knit.

Rep Rows 2–7 until work measures approx 12 (14, 16) inches along widest edge, ending with Row 7.

Bind off with A.

Cut yarn. Sew tail through sts on top and tighten.

Sew cast-on edge and bind-off edge tog, forming back seam.


Edge

With A, work rev sc (see page 29) along lower edge of beanie.


Heart Appliqué

With A, cast on 3 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Knit

Row 2: K1, yo, k1, yo, k1 — 5 sts.

Rows 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11: Knit, making sure to knit all yo's tbl.

Row 4: K1, yo, k3, yo, k1 — 7 sts.

Row 6: K1, yo, k5, yo, k1 — 9 sts.

Row 8: K1, yo, k7, yo, k1 — 11 sts.

Row 10: K1, yo, k9, yo, k1 — 13 sts.

Rows 12–16: Knit.

Row 17: K7; place rem 6 sts on holder.

Row 18: Knit.

Row 19: K2tog, k3, k2tog — 5 sts.

Row 20: Knit.

Row 21: K2tog, k1, k2tog — 3 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail.

Use tapestry needle to run tail through rem sts, pulling securely and then fastening off.

Rejoin A on Row 17 and with RS facing, pick up and knit 1 st (at center point of heart), k6 from holder.

Work Rows 19–21 as before.

Cut yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail.

Use tapestry needle to run tail through rem sts, pulling securely and then fastening off.


Finishing

Sew heart on side of beanie.

Weave in ends.

CHAPTER 3

Sweet Stripes

This otherwise classic hat gets a fresh update with modern colors and a beautiful starburst at the crown.

Design by Lena Skvagerson for Annie's Signature Designs


Skill Level

** EASY


Sizes

0–3 (3–18, 18–24) months

Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.


Finished Measurements

Circumference: 11¾ (14½, 16) inches

Height: 7 (8, 9) inches


Materials

• Sirdar Snuggly DK (DK weight; 55% nylon/45% acrylic; 179 yds/50g per skein): 1 skein purple #197 (A)

• Plymouth Yarn Dreambaby DK (DK weight; 50% microfiber acrylic/50% nylon; 183 yds/50g per skein): 1 skein lilac #0107 (B)

• Size 6 (4mm) 16-inch circular and double-point (set of 5) needles or size needed to obtain gauge

• Stitch markers


Gauge

22 sts and 30 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st.

To save time, take time to check gauge.


Pattern Notes

When working in stripes, carry yarn not in use on wrong side of hat.

When stranding the colors at the crown, carry yarn loosely on the wrong side of fabric to prevent bunching.


Hat

Using double-point needles for the smallest size and circular needle for the larger sizes, with A, cast on 64 (80, 88) sts; pm for beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist.

Work in St st until piece measures 2¼ (2¼, 2½) inches.

Rnds 1 and 2: Work in St st with B.

Rnds 3 and 4: Work in St st with A.

Rep [Rnds 1–4] 3 (4, 5) more times.

Drop B and continue working in St st with A only until piece measures 4¾ (5¾, 6¾) inches.

Continuing with both colors, work as follows:

Rnd 1: *K1 B, k7 A; rep from * around.

Rnd 2: *K2 B, k5 A, k1 B; rep from * around.

Rnd 3: *K3 B, k3 A, k2 B; rep from * around.

Rnd 4: *K4 B, k1 A, k3 B; rep from * around.


Shape Crown

Note: Change to dpns when sts no longer fit comfortably on circular needle.

Cut A and continue with B only.

Set-up rnd: *Pm, k8; rep from * around — 8 (10, 11) markers.

Rnd 1: *Slip marker, k2tog, knit to next marker; rep from * around — 56 (70, 77) sts.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rep [Rnds 1 and 2] 5 times — 16 (20, 22) sts.

Next rnd: K2tog around — 8 (10, 11) sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a 12-inch tail.

Use tapestry needle to run tail through rem sts twice, pulling securely and then fastening off.


Finishing

Weave in ends.

CHAPTER 4

Seeds & Cables Topper

Hone your cabling skills with this earflap beanie. Then add visual interest and dimension with seed stitch.

Design by Lena Skvagerson for Annie's Signature Designs


Skill Level

*** INTERMEDIATE


Sizes

3–18 (18–24) months

Instructions are given for smaller size, with larger size in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to both sizes.


Finished Measurements

Circumference: 14 (16) inches

Height: 7 (8) inches


Materials

• Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran (worsted weight; 55% nylon/45% acrylic; 240 yds/100g per skein): 1 skein blue mirage #41

• Size 8 (5mm) 16-inch circular and double-point needles (set of 5) or size needed to obtain gauge

• Stitch marker

• Stitch holders

• 2 (¾-inch) buttons


Gauge

17 sts and 28 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in Seed St.

To save time, take time to check gauge.


Special Abbreviations

Make 1 Left (M1L): Insert tip of LH needle from front to back under strand between sts; knit into the back of the loop.

Make 1 Right (M1R): Insert tip of LH needle from back to front under strand between sts; knit into the front of the loop.

2 over 2 Right Cross (2/2 RC): Slip next 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2, k2 from cn.

2 over 2 Left Cross (2/2 LC): Slip next 2 sts to cn and hold in front, k2, k2 from cn.


Pattern Stitches

Seed St

Rnd 1: *P1, k1; rep from * around.

Rnd 2: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Rep [Rnds 1 and 2] for pat.

Cable (multiple of 10 sts)

Note: A chart is provided for those preferring to work pat st from a chart.

Rnd 1: *P4, k6; rep from * around.

Rnd 2: *P4, k2, 2/2 RC; rep from * around.

Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 1.

Rnd 4: *P4, 2/2 LC, k2; rep from * around.

Rep [Rnds 1–4] for pat.


Strap

Using circular needle, cast on 4 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 pwise, p1, k2.

Row 2: Sl 1 pwise, k1, p1, k1.

Rep [Rows 1 and 2] until strap measures approx 12 (14) inches, ending with a RS row.


Earflap

Row 1 (WS): Sl 1 pwise, M1L, k1, p1, M1R, k1 — 6 sts.

Row 2: Sl 1 pwise, *k1, p1; rep from * until 1 st rem, k1.

Row 3: Sl 1 pwise, M1L, *p1, k1; rep from * until 1 st rem, M1R, k1 — 8 sts.

Row 4: Sl 1 pwise, *p1, k1; rep from * until 1 st rem, k1.

Row 5: Sl 1 pwise, M1L, *k1, p1; rep from * until 1 st rem, M1R, k1 — 10 sts.

Rep [Rows 2–5] 2 (3) times — 18 (22) sts.

Next row (RS): Rep Row 2.

Next row: Work same as Row 4. Place rem sts on a holder.

Make another strap and earflap piece, and place on a holder.


Front Flap

With circular needles, loosely cast on 18 (20) sts.

Knit 2 rows.

Row 1 (WS): Sl 1 pwise, *k1, p1; rep from * until 1 st rem, k1.

Row 2: Sl 1 pwise, *p1, k1; rep from * until 1 st rem, k1.

Rep [Rows 1 and 2] until flap measures 2½ (2¾) inches, ending with a RS row. Place front flap on a holder.


Hat

Rnd 1: Using cable cast-on (see page 29), cast on 3 sts; continuing in Seed St as established, work across RS of first earflap, work across WS of front flap, work across RS of 2nd earflap, cable cast-on 3 sts — 60 (70) sts.

Pm for beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist.

Rnds 2–9: Work in Seed St.

Rnd 10: *M1L, k6 (7); rep from * around — 70 (80) sts.

Remove marker, k3 (8), replace marker to indicate new beg of rnd.

Work Cable pat until piece measures 5 (6 )inches, measured from Rnd 1 of hat, ending with Rnd 4 in pat.


Shape Crown

Note: Change to dpns when sts no longer fit comfortably on circular needle.

Rnd 1: *P2tog, p2, k6; rep from * around — 63 (72) sts.

Rnd 2: *P3, k2, 2/2 RC; rep from * around.

Rnd 3: *P1, p2tog, k6; rep from * around — 56 (64) sts.

Rnd 4: *P2, 2/2 LC, k2; rep from * around.

Rnd 5: *P2tog, k6; rep from * around — 49 (56) sts.

Rnd 6: *P1, k2, 2/2 RC; rep from * around.

Rnd 7: *P1, k4, k2tog; rep from * around — 42 (48) sts.

Rnd 8: *P1, 2/2 LC, k1; rep from * around.

Rnd 9: *P1, k2tog, k3; rep from * around — 35 (40) sts.

Rnd 10: *P1, 2/2 RC; rep from * around.

Rnd 11: *P1, [k2tog] twice; rep from * around — 21 (24) sts.

Rnd 12: *P1, k2; rep from * around.

Rnd 13: *P1, k2tog; rep from * around — 14 (16) sts.

Rnd 14: K2tog around — 7 (8) sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a 12-inch tail.

Use tapestry needles to run tail through rem sts twice, pulling securely and then fastening off.

Weave in ends.


Finishing

Fold up front flap and tack to hat across top. Sew a button through both layers in each upper corner.

CHAPTER 5

Gnome Whimsy

The perfect project to work on your decreasing skills, this beanie adds a whimsical twist to any child's wardrobe.

Design by Trine Lise Høyseth


Skill Level

*** EASY


Sizes

0-3 (3–18) months

Instructions are given for smaller size, with larger size in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to both sizes.


Finished Measurements

Circumference: 14 (16) inches

Height: 12 (14) inches


Materials

• Berroco Comfort DK (DK weight; 50% nylon/50% acrylic; 178 yds/50g per skein): 1 skein each barley #2703 (A) and hummus #2720 (B)

• Size 3 (3.25mm) double-point (set of 5) needles

• Size 5 (3.75mm) double-point (set of 5) needles or size needed to obtain gauge

• Stitch markers


Gauge

24 sts and 32 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st.

To save time, take time to check gauge.


Beanie

With smaller dpns and A, cast on 72 (84) sts; pm for beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist.

Rnd 1: Purl.

Drop A and join B.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnds 3–7: *K2, p2; rep from * around.

Rnd 8: With A, knit.

Rnd 9: Purl.

Rnd 10: With B, knit.

Rnd 11: Purl.

Change to larger needles.

Rnds 12–15: With A, knit.

Rnd 16: With B, knit.

Rnd 17: Purl.

Rep [Rnds 12–17] until work measures approx 4 (5) inches.


Shape Top

Rnd 1: With A, knit.

Rnd 2: *K4 (5), k2tog; rep from * around — 60 (72) sts.

Rnds 3 and 4: With A, knit.

Rnd 5: With B, knit.

Rnd 6: Purl.

Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 1.

Rnd 8: *K8 (10), k2tog, pm; rep from * around — 54 (66) sts.

Rnds 9–12: Rep Rnds 3–6.

Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 1.

Rnd 14: *Knit to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm; rep from * around — 48 (60) sts.

Rnds 15–18: Rep Rnds 3–6.

Rep [Rnds 13–18] 4 (6) more times — 24 sts.

Remove markers.


Tail

Rnd 1: With A, knit.

Rnd 2: *K6, k2tog, pm; rep from * around — 21 sts.

Rnds 3 and 4: With A, knit.

Rnd 5: With B, knit.

Rnd 6: Purl.

Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 1.

Rnd 8: *Knit to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm; rep from * around — 18 sts.

Rnds 9–12: Rep Rnds 3–6.

Rep [Rnds 7–12] 4 more times — 6 sts.

With A, knit 3 rnds.

Cut yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail.

Use tapestry needle to run tail through rem sts, pulling securely and then fastening off.


Finishing

Weave in ends.

CHAPTER 6

Baby, You're a Star!

With its unique shape and eye-catching pompoms, this beanie is sure to get your little one the attention any star deserves.

Design by Trine Lise Høyseth


Skill Level

** EASY


Sizes

0–3 (3–18, 18–24) months

Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.


Finished Measurements

Circumference: 14 (16, 18) inches

Height: 5 (6, 7) inches (without pompoms)


Materials

• Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran (worsted weight; 55% nylon/45% acrylic; 240 yds/100g per skein): ME 1 skein ecru #09

• Size 7 (4.5mm) double-point (set of 5) needles or size needed to obtain gauge

• Stitch marker


Gauge

20 sts and 30 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st.

To save time, take time to check gauge.


(Continues...)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Happy Elephants,
Cherise,
Sweet Stripes,
Seeds & Cables Topper,
Gnome Whimsy,
Baby, You're a Star!,
True Baby Blue,
Knots of Love,
Cute As a Button,
Bambini,
Ruffles & Lace,
Angelique,
General Information,
Special Techniques,
Knitting Basics,

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