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Chunky Newborn Beanie with Ties


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I knit newborn hats for a hospital nursery and decided to attempt a new cast on called a German Twisted Knit Cast-On. I wanted a hat with a lot of stretch to it and easy enough for a beginning knitter with a little experience. The cast on I used is optional, but W-O-W do I ever love it! The rest of the hat is a piece of cake, It's basically all ribbed stitches, braided ties, an I-cord flower for a girl hat and a pom-pom for a boy hat. It literally knits up in less than two hours! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl decreases increases GAUGE 3.25 and 5 rounds = 1 inch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Length 5.5 inches, base circumference 12 inches, body of hat 18 inches SUGGESTED YARN 50 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Deborah Norville's Serenity Chunky or Loops & Threads Charisma

Recommended with this pattern

  • U.S. Size 8 16-inch circular needle and dpns
  • 50-60 yds Bulky weight yarn (#5)
  • 1 button (girl hat)

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I have been knitting for 60 years and since the grandchildren arrived have been knitting daily. I decided I wanted to create easy predominantly seamless knitting projects because I love knitting in the round, and more important I hate to sew pieces together! I have had many wonderful comments from knitters who have created items from my patterns and like their finished projects, but should you come across a flaw or something that doesn't seem quite right in the instructions, I hope you will contact me! Contact me at with any of your questions or concerns. You are free to sell your finished items, but please give me credit for the pattern. Thank you and happy knitting!