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I grew up surrounded by a family that appreciates art and crafts. I first learned to sew. Then embroider. Then, reluctantly, knitting.
I knit every day. and it has been 30 years.
I also am a batik ...

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Willow Baby Beanie

from Carolyn Doe Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Willow Baby Beanie
Willow Baby Beanie
Willow Baby Beanie
Willow Baby Beanie
Willow Baby Beanie

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • k2tog
  • short rows with turning....no wrap and turn, tho.

Pattern Description:

This snug little beanie starts at the back and knits
sideways around the head forming earflaps along
the way. It is knit in a soft Merino Cashmere blend
from ZEALANA for a wonderful softness and comfort.

You may want to use a magnetic board to help you follow all the
many rows.

You can substitute a circular needle instead of straight.


22 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.


  • sport wt wool recommended
  • Willow by Zealana, 50 gr/140 yds. 70% NZ Merino/30% Cashmere, sport weight. You will need: 1 ball of yarn A (contrasting color) 1 ball of yarn B ( main color).
  • Needles: 10" or longer straight needles size US 5 - 7.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle.

Suggested yarn:

140 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Willow by Zealana