- 7 mm Knitting needles
- Veronica Yarn (200g) [From Lincraft] **
- Yarn sewing needle
** I would recommend buying two lots of this yarn.
How to know I how many cast ons and rows you need? (see above image)
To determine how much you would need, I would recommend starting off by testing out how stretchy the yarn is when it is knitted together. I would keep count how many cast ons and rows (such as 31 cast ons and 21 rows).
I found that:
31 casts = 22cm, which stretches to 29cm.
21 rows = 10.5cm, which stretches to 14cm.
This is a practice for your actual beanie.
Measuring your head???
-Measure the distance around your head on where you want the beanie to sit.
My head measurement was: 55cm.
I need to do 61 cast ons.
I figured this out by: (see above image)
31 casts = 29cm
1 cast on = 1.1cm
--> 1.1 cm x 55cm
55cm = 61 cast ons.
Measure a beanie or hat that fits comfortably.
This measurement becomes the length of the beanie.
My comfortable beanie measures: 27cm (when the beanie was stretched)
I need to do 42 rows.
I figured this out by:
Because 21 rows stretches to 14cm, I want my beanie to stretch to 27cm.
14 x 2 = 28 (very close to 27cm!)
This means I need to 2x (double) the amount of rows:
21 x 2 = 42 rows.
Below are some videos I used to help make my beanie.
I do not own these videos, but all the photos are mine :)
These are some tips I found useful:
- Use a notepad and pen to mark when you have finished a row. - this helps you keep track!
- Fixing tight knitting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtU6pcRzZBQ
- The positioning of the string:
If it is at the front, bring it to the back - knit stitch
If it is at the back. bring it forward - purl stitch
---> Do this interchangeably. :)