Photo of Kelly Brooker


from PEKAPEKA design studio
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Speckles

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit small circumferences in the round
  • work simple stranded colourwork

Pattern Description:

I'm a big lover of variegated yarn, but sometimes it can be challenging to use it for members of your entire family.
This pattern finds a way to highlight the beautiful colour changes in variegated yarn, by teaming it with a more neutral solid colour.

This close fit beanie is constructed from the brim upwards, and is knit in the round.
It features very basic stranded colourwork, that will work well with a solid main colour, and solid, semisolid, or variegated contrast colour.


This is a pattern written for multiple weights of yarn -
4ply/Fingering weight at 28sts/10cm gauge, 8ply/DK weight at 22sts/10cm gauge, and 10ply/Worsted weight at 19sts/10cm gauge

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 8 sizes: 32.5cm, 35cm, 37.5cm, 40cm, 45cm, 50cm, 55cm, 60cm


  • 4ply/fingering weight version GAUGE: 28sts/10cm on 3.25mm needles (in stocking stitch) EQUIPMENT: 2.75mm and 3.25mm circular needles MATERIALS: 4ply/fingering weight yarn (380m/100g) up to 1 skein main colour, up to 10m contrast colour
  • 8ply/dk weight version GAUGE: 22sts/10cm on 4.0mm needles (in stocking stitch) EQUIPMENT: 3.5mm and 4.0mm circular needles MATERIALS: 8ply/dk weight yarn (220m/100g) up to 1 skein main colour, up to 10m contrast colour
  • 10ply/worsted weight version GAUGE: 19sts/10cm on 5.0mm needles (in stocking stitch) EQUIPMENT: 4.0mm and 5.0mm circular needles MATERIALS: 10ply/worsted weight yarn (190m/100g) up to 1 skein main colour, up to 10m contrast colour

You Will Also Need:

  • All yarn weights require: 1 stitch marker balloon for blocking darning needle for sewing in ends
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