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Mar 20, 2012

Red and Black Beanie

I actually wasn't planning on making a hat for a while, but I've been working on some rather large projects and I needed a break.  Besides, I had gotten a comment from someone who couldn't wait to see my next hat pattern, so I couldn't resist for long.

-1 skein each Caron Simply Soft yarn in Red (A) and Black (B)
-US size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles
-Yarn or tapestry needle

St(s)- stitch(es)
k- knit
p- purl
k2tog- knit 2 together
m1- pick up and knit the bar in between the sts
CO- cast on
Sl- slip
Psso- pass slipped st over

CO 60 sts in A.
Join in the round.
Work in k2, p2 rib for 2 in.
Switch to B.
* k1, m1, k8, m1, k1 * to end
K all sts for next round.
* k2, m1, k8, m1, k2 * to end
Work the following rounds until piece measures 8 ½ in.
Round 1:  * k19, sl1, m1, k1, psso the m1 and k1 * rep to end
Round 2:  k all sts.
After piece measures 8 ½ in, work the following round:
* k2tog 9 times, k1, and depending on what round you’re on, either k2 or sl1, m1, k1, psso the m1 and k1 * rep to end.
Cut the yarn, leaving 6 in tail.
Thread the yarn through your needle and slide through all sts on needle.
Pull tight, sew up, and weave in all ends.

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