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Flower Pin Beanie Free Pattern

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FLOWER-PIN BEANIE

In springtime, Mother Nature’s flowers push their way out of the ground, so why shouldn’t you show off your springtime colors and create your own flower, too? This pattern, with its slightly fancy edging, is aimed at the more confident knitter. But if you’ve already knitted up a few of the simpler hats in this collection, surely it’s time to give this one a go?

Yarn

Rowan All Seasons Cotton

(60% cotton, 40% acrylic) worsted (Aran) yarn

1 x 13/4oz (50g) ball (98yd/90m) in shade 246 Hedge (A)

1 x 13/4oz (50g) ball (98yd/90m) in shade 257 Dark Violet (B)

1 x 13/4oz (50g) ball (98yd/90m) in shade 255 Summer (C)

Needles and equipment US 9 (5.5mm) knitting needles Yam sewing needle

Standard sewing needle

Other materials

1 x 3/4 in (18mm) pink button Pale pink sewing thread

Gauge (tension)

18 sts and 25 rows in stockinette (stocking) stitch to a 4-in (10-cm) square on US 9 (5.5mm) needles.

Measurements

The finished hat measures approx. 19in (48cm) circumference and 71/2in (19cm) high.

For the hat border

Using A, cast on 3 sts. Cast (bind) off 2 sts. (1 st)

Transfer st from right-hand to left-hand needle.

• Knit into front, back, then front again of st. (3 sts)

Cast (bind) off 2 sts. (1 st)

Transfer st from right-hand to left-hand needle.*

Rep from * to * * 39 times more.

Next row: Knit into front, back, then front again of st.

Cast (bind) off 2 sts. (1 st)

For the hat

Do not turn but work across straight edge of border. (1 st on right-hand needle)

Row 1: (Yo, k1 into loop of picot shape) to end (83 sts)

Row 2: Knit.

Break A and join in B.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: K1, [p1, k3] to last 2 sts, p1, k1.

Row 5: K3, [p1, k3] to end.

Row 6: K1, [p1, k3] to last 2 sts, p1, k1. Rep rows 5-6, 18 times more.

Row 43: K2, [p3tog, kl] to last st, k1. (43 sts)

Row 44: [K1, p1] to last st, k1.

Row 45: [K2tog] to last st, k1. (22 sts) Row 46: [P2tog] to end. (11 sts)

Break yarn, thread through rem sts, and pull up securely.

Flower

Cast on 8 sts in C.

Row 1: Inc, k to end. (9 sts)

Knit 2 rows.

Row 4: K6, k2tog, k1. (8 sts)

Cast (bind) off 7 sts pwise. (1 st)* * Cast on 7 sts. (8 sts)

Rep from * to ** 4 times more. Break yarn and pull it through rem st. Gather along straight edge, pull up tightly, and secure.

To make up

Sew the back seam using flat stitch.

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