Chunky Deerborn Beanie
This hat is just about the coziest thing you could knit up this winter! The stitch pattern makes a lovely, dense fabric and showcases special yarn beautifully. Striping, ombre, wild dye jobs, and single color yarn will all work wonderfully for this hat. It knits up easily in a night or two, which also makes it perfect for last minute gifts!
Sizes: Toddler (Child, Average Adult, Large Adult) to fit a head circumference of 16” (18”, 21”, 23”)/40 (45, 53, 58) cm. The hat is designed to have a bit of negative ease around the brim. If you would like a slouch beanie, you will need a little more yardage.
Yarn: 70 (80, 90, 100) yards/65 (75, 85, 90) meters of super bulky weight yarn. Sample shown in Spincycle Yarns – Knit Fast, Die Young colorway Gold Digger.
Needles: Size US 15/10 mm and US 17/12 mm long circular needle (40”/100 cm cable or longer for Magic Loop method– recommended) or double-point needles (if preferred for working in the round) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 10 stitches x 14 rows = 4”/10 cm on larger needles in Stockinette stitch.
Techniques: Knitting in the round, basic increases and decreases.
Notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle, large party balloon, spray bottle, and 3”/7.5 cm pom-pom maker or faux fur pompom (optional).