January 10, 2018

Fox Beanie (knit)

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
      I truly hope that this beanie grabs your attention and gets a top place in your collection of knit beanies. You can comfortably wear it during any season depending on the yarn you used and the weather, of course.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
This beanie fits someone with a head circumference of...
20.5" to 21" (child or teen) and
21.5" to 22.5" (adult/women)

MATERIALS
*DPN's or Circular needles: 8.0mm (US11)
*Crochet hook size: 8.0mm (L) [its use for a tiny bit on the ears]
*Super Bulky weight yarn: Terracota (50yds), Cream (9yds) & Black (4yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread

GAUGE
5stitches & 12rows in seed stitch = 2 inches
Don't forget to check your gauge.

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
  Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
  You're able to easily customize the beanie by casting on multiples of 2 + 1.

STARTING the BEANIE with terracota
CO 45 stitches with the 8mm needles (45sts)
Place a marker and join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.
  Rnd 1: k1, *p1, k1*, repeat from * to * around (45sts)
  Rnd 2: p1, *k1, p1*, repeat from * to * around (45sts)
Rounds 1 and 2 are repeats rounds.
Continue repeating these rounds 'til your piece measures 4.75 inches (approx. a total of 26 rounds) or you have reached the desired length.

NOTE: In the beginning of each round, its indicated in red or blue that sections that will be repeated throughout that round. Simply follow the color of the asterisks (red or blue) to know exactly what to continue repeating.
SHAPING the CROWN
  Rnd 27: k1, *p1, k1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k2tog, p1, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k2tog (40sts)
  Rnd 28: p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 3 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 3 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 4 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 3 more times, p1 (40sts)
  Rnd 29: *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, *p1, k1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k2tog, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k2tog, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k2tog (35sts)
  Rnd 30: p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, p2, repeat from * to * 3 more times, repeat from * to * 3 more times, p2, repeat from * to * 3 more times (35sts)
  Rnd 31: k1, *p1, k1* repeat from * to * 1 more time, k2tog, p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 1 more time, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, p1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog (30sts)
  Rnd 32: p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 1 more times, p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 3 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, p1 (30sts)
  Rnd 33: *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 1 more time, k2tog, *p1, k1* repeat from * to * 1 more time, k2tog, repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog (25sts)
  Rnd 34: *p1, k1* repeat from * to * 1 more time, p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 1 more time, p1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, p1 (25sts)
  Rnd 35: *k1, p1, k1, k2tog*, *p1, k1, p1, k2tog*, repeat from * to * 1 time, repeat from * to * 1 time, repeat from * to * 1 time (20sts)
  Rnd 36: *p1, k1, p2*, *k1, p1, k1, p1*, repeat from * to * 1 time, repeat from * to * 1 time, repeat from * to * 1 time (20sts)
  Rnd 37: k1, p1, k2tog, p1, k1, k2tog, k1, p1, k2tog, p1, k1, k2tog, k1, p1, k2tog (15sts)
  Rnd 38: p1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, p1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, p1, k2tog (10sts)
  Rnd 39: *k2tog* repeat from * to * 4 more times (5sts)
Leave a long tail (around 8"). You will use a tapestry needle to thread the tail through the last remaining stitches on your needles. After that remove the needles from the stitches and pull tightly to close the top hole. Lastly, hide the tail inside of the hat and weave it in.

NOTE: The ears are worked all in one piece and then folded in half.
EARS starting with terracota; make 2
CO 1 stitch with the 8mm needles (1st)
  Row 1: kfb (2sts)
  Row 2: knit across (2sts)
  Row 3: kfb, kfb (4sts)
  Row 4: knit across (4sts)
  Row 5: kfb, p2, kfb (6sts)
  Row 6: kfb, k4, kfb (8sts)
  Row 7: kfb, p6, kfb (10sts)
  Row 8: knit across (10sts)
  Row 9: purl across (10sts)
  Row 10: knit across (10sts)
  Row 11: purl across (10sts)
  Row 12: knit across (10sts)
  Row 13: purl across (10sts)
  Row 14: purl across (10sts)
Change to the cream color yarn.
  Row 15: purl across (10sts)
  Row 16: knit across (10sts)
  Row 17: purl across (10sts)
  Row 18: knit across (10sts)
  Row 19: purl across (10sts)
  Row 20: knit across (10sts)
  Row 21: purl across (10sts)
  Row 22: k2tog, k6, k2tog (8sts)
  Row 23: p2tog, p4, p2tog (6sts)
  Row 24: k2tog, k2, k2tog (4sts)
  Row 25: purl across (4sts)
  Row 26: k2tog, k2tog (2sts)
  Row 27: purl across (2sts)
  Row 28: slip 1, psso
F/O and draw through the remaining stitch. Weave in the ends.
Fold the ear in half along row 14. Using the 8mm crochet hook and black yarn, single crochet along the entire ear to close it off. F/O, weave in all ends.
Another method you can use if you're not comfortable crocheting, use a tapestry needle and the black yarn; whip stitch along the entire ear to close it off.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     EARS... place them between rounds 21 and 35 or the position you like best. You'll want to fold the sides of the ears a little bit in to make them look pointier.

GLOSSARY:
co: cast on || k: knit || p: purl || k2tog: knit 2 stitches together || p2tog: purl 2 stitches together
rnd/s: round/s || st/s: stitch/es || kfb: knit front and back || psso: pass slipped stitch over



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Have a nice knit time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (January 2018). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

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