It seems like a lot of our general Yarn Punk community is primarily crocheters. Many of who have been one to admired knits, but are a little too intimidated by the thought of knitting. While knitting can seem like a scary hobby to get into, generally speaking it really just comes down to getting more practice. One of the great things about beanies/toques, besides just being cute and warm, is that they are a smaller project for you to work on and practice with.
Our Yarn Punk team member, who is also a crocheter and knitter herself, Sarah Aubree of Sarah’s Twists, has been generous enough to bring us a super easy beginner friendly project to help get you started with knitting. Let’s get some practice in with our knits, afterall it is nice to have another hobby under your belts. Let us say hello to a friendly face around here!
Welcome back Sarah!
I love being a part of the Yarn Punk Communities where I have so many Yaddies out there in the fibre community. I want to say a huge thank you to Vincent for having me be on the team here on Yarn Punk. One thing that I have really loved about being a member in the fibre community, is how many people have messaged me saying that I have been an inspiration to start knitting coming from a crochet hobby. I want to tell you that it is so much easier than it really seems.
Crocheting is working and finishing one stitch at a time to create a row. Knitting is worked by a continuous row of stitches, making knitting a little more difficult to be able to frog back on. Two things that primarily make up knit garments are you knits and purls. The Knits and Purls Beanie is quite literally just that. Helping you practice your stitch work and tension, to be able to work into those more complicated projects. So let’s get started!
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9mm needles with 16″ cord
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick or Super Bulky Yarn Equivilent
CO- Cast On
K2TOG- Knit 2 Stitches Together
Pattern is worked in a round
CO 44 Sts
Rounds1-7: *K1, P1* Repeat Around to create Brim Ribbing
Round8-11: K Around
Rounds12-14: Purl Around
Round15-18: Knit Around
Rounds19-21: Purl Around
Round22: Knit Around
Round 23: *K2, K2TOG* Repeat around, Knit any remaining sts
Round24: Knit Around
Round25: *K1, K2TOG* Repeat Around, Knit any remaining sts
Round26: Knit Around
Round27: *K2TOG* Repeat around, knit any remaining sts
Cut Long Tail, and use tail to take off sts from the needles and weave in your ends. Attach a Pom if Desired.
For Any Questions about the Pattern- Be sure to Message me on Instagram or Facebook or even shoot me an email! I am happy to Help!
Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.