Free Knitting Pattern: Bianca Skull Cap/Beanie

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This skull cap (beanie) is so chic and trendy! Best of all, it is easy to make and can be finished in an evening with just 1 ball of East Track II or Ladder Ribbon Maxi yarn.

 

Knitted Measurements:
Will stretch to fit head circumference of 18"-21"

 

Materials
1 ball East Track II or Ladder Ribbon Maxi, Col. 86 (or color of your choice)
US Size 10 circular (16") and double-point knitting needles

 

Gauge: Approx 14 st = 4" in stockinette stitch

 

To knit hat:
Cast on 63 stitches with circular needles. Join to form a circle, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker to mark beginning of round.

 

Rd 1: Knit
Rd 2: Purl
Now knit every round until piece measures 7".

 

Decrease
Continuing to knit every round and switching to double point needles when needed:
Rd 1: *(Knit 7 st, knit 2 sts together), rep * around - 56 sts remain.
Rd 2: *(Knit 6 st, knit 2 sts together), rep * around - 49 sts remain.
Rd 3: *(Knit 5 st, knit 2 sts together), rep * around - 42 sts remain.
Rd 4: *(Knit 4 st, knit 2 sts together), rep * around - 35 sts remain.
Rd 5: *(Knit 3 st, knit 2 sts together), rep * around - 28 sts remain.
Rd 6: *(Knit 2 st, knit 2 sts together), rep * around - 21 sts remain.
Rd 6: *(Knit 1 st, knit 2 sts together), rep * around - 14 sts remain.
Rd 6: *(Knit 2 sts together), rep * around - 7 sts remain.

 

Finishing:
Cut yarn, leaving a tail of about 6". Weave through remaining stitches, removing stitches from knitting needle. Draw up tightly. Weave in loose ends.

 

 

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Every effort has been made to ensure that the directions contained in this pattern are accurate and complete; However, we cannot be responsible for individual variance, human or typographical errors.

 

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