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Yellowknife, NT, Canada

Michelle Krause is a northern Canadian designer specializing in knitted accessories – scarves, cowls, shawls, hats, socks, and mittens. She enjoys designing with lace, cables, and texture. She works ...

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Bestie Beanie

from Leah Michelle Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Bestie Beanie
Bestie Beanie Adult Large
Bestie Beanie Adult Medium
Bestie Beanie Four Sizes

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • work cables
  • work decreases

Pattern Description:

This is a quick and easy project that you will want to knit for all your friends! This snug fitting beanie is knit in a soft and warm merino wool. The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. The cables travel up the hat and hide the decreases used to shape the crown. Four sizes are presented, each with a different number of cables and/or pattern repeats.


12.5 sts and 13 rows = 2 inches in cable pattern worked in the rnd with larger needle.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Child - Will fit 18-20" head circumference. 6" long.
  • Teen/Sm. Adult - Will fit 20-22" head circumference. 7" long.
  • Medium Adult - Will fit 22-24" head circumference. 8" long.
  • Large Adult -Will fit 22-24" head circumference. 9" long.


  • size 7 (4.5 mm) 16 " circular needle
  • size 9 (5.5 mm) 16" circular needle
  • size 9 (5.5 mm) dpn
  • Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% merino wool; 210 yd [192 m]/100 grams). 1 skein, or approximately 65 (90, 120, 137) yds.

You Will Also Need:

  • cable needle
  • marker
  • tapestry needle

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