As a run-up to the holidays, I’ll be sharing lots of smaller projects that make great handmade gifts. Liane whipped up this cute beanie (which is a free pattern) on 9mm/US13 needles in like a day, and I think it turned out great! We used Fleece Artist Merino Stream, a super soft, super bulky weight single ply merino wool that hails from Nova Scotia.
The pattern is the Amelia Slouch Beanie, and it’s a freebie, which is always sweet. We made some modifications because it just feels wrong to cut corners. If you aren’t already familiar with the ins & outs of ribbing, 2×2 ribbing (k2, p2) is looser than stocking stitch and is usually worked on a needle 1mm smaller than normal.
- We cast on 44 sts on 8mm/US11 needles and worked ribbing according to the pattern.
- We increased 1 stitch after the ribbing (for a total of45 sts) and went up to a 9mm/US13 needles.
- Fleece Artist Merino Stream: 1 skein (colour sugar plum)
- 8mm/US11-16″ circular needles
- 9mm/US13-16″ circular needles
- 9mm/US13 double pointed needles
- Our Ravelry notes with our modifications
- FREE Pattern