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Textured Acorn Beanie


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This beanie features the "textured acorn" pattern, in the body of the work. I found this stitch in a very old knitting book and it was called the Acorn stitch. But after a bit of searching, I discovered that it is now called the Textured Acorn Stitch. I made a swatch and just fell in love with the pattern. I wanted to create a hat/beanie, because the material this pattern creates has a great stretch. I designed a ribbing that works really well going into the main body of the pattern, but it is a bit tricky, so you need to pay attention to your stitches. This pattern is also adaptable to almost any yarn weight and size. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cable, make one and make one purl GAUGE 24 stitches, 32 rows in 4" of knitting in the round SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS sm, med, lg, xlg SUGGESTED YARN 170 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Fibranatura Oak COLORWAY browns

Supplies Needed

  • 16" circular needle and DPs in size 8
  • cable holder

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