Friday, October 19, 2007


School beans

When I asked Neatnik if she wanted a spiral on top of her new beanie or a plus sign, she opted for the plus sign. That's what you get from the crown shaping on this little hat.

Why "School Beans"?

Old slang interjection ("Cool beans!") + Neatnik's school's color (navy) = School Beans


School Beans Hat

Materials
approx 100gm worsted weight yarn
(yarn used: Berroco Softwist [41% wool, 59% rayon], navy)
size 6 and 8 circular needles (16")
size 8 dpns for completing hat top
yarn needle

Gauge
21 sts/28 rows in 4 inches in St st on size 8 circular needle

Ribbing
Using size 8 needle, cast on 96 sts. Transfer sts to size 6 needle. Work (k2, p2) rib for about 1-1½".

Body
Change to size 8 needle. Work in St st until hat measures about 5½" from cast on edge.

School Beans

Progress shot with accurate color

Crown Shaping
1 - (ssk, k2tog) 24x; 48 sts rem
2, 3, 5, 7, 9 - knit all sts
3 - same as round 2
4 - (k4, ssk, k2tog, k4) 4x - 40 sts rem
6 - (k3, ssk, k2tog, k3) 4x - 32 sts rem
8 - (k2, ssk, k2tog, k2) 4x - 24 sts rem
10 - (k1, ssk, k2tog, k1) 4x - 16 sts rem
11 - (ssk, k2tog) 4x - 8 sts rem
12 - (sl1, k1, psso) 4x - 4 sts rem

Finishing
Cut yarn. Run through rem 4 sts. Pull tight. Weave in ends.

School Beans Hat
Bad flash photography of plus sign crown

8 yarns:

Chris said...

Cute!!

Esoteric Knitter said...

hehehe "school beans". I remember back in the day saying cool beans for everything. It made no sense. lol

Gena said...

School beans...nice! I do like the crown shaping.

Sheepish Annie said...

School Beanes *is* cool beans!!! Wicked cool beans! Neatnik has very good instincts when it comes to knitwear. Very, very good!

Jennifer said...

I'm so using this pattern for RR and PQL's Christmas hats this year. Thanks!

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

Cool beans : )

TingtingMamma said...
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TingtingMamma said...

Thanks for the pattern. This is the only hat my 11 year old boy is willing to wear ('cause it's cool enough). My girl loves hers and wears it daily (yap, even when it's warm...)