This entire pattern is designed in a single rib stitch. It is a simple enough technique for beginning knitters to tackle, though it is a perfect project for more intermediate knitters. Keep in mind that this hat stretches, so the finished product may look narrow, but it is designed to stretch to fit.
This hat is stretch, Will stretch to fit head circumference of 20″-22″ (24″)
US Size 8 two knitting needles
Approx 18 st = 4″ in 2 x 2 ribbing
To knit hat:
Cast on 76 (80) stitches
Work *(K2, P2), rep * until end – this is 2 x 2 ribbing
Work in 2 x 2 ribbing till piece measures 9″ (10″) from beginning, ending with WS.
R1: *(K2, P2tog), rep *until end – 57 (60) st remain.
R2: *(K1, P2), rep * until end.
R3: *(K2, P1), rep * until end.
R4: *(K1, P2), rep * until end.
R5: *(K2tog, P1), rep * until end – 38 (40) st remain.
R6: *(K1, P1), rep * until end.
R7-8: Rep R6
R9: *(K2tog), rep * until end.
Cut yarn, leaving a tail of about 18″. Weave through remaining stitches, removing stitches from knitting needle. Draw up tightly and sew up seam. Weave in loose ends.
p = purl
2 stitches together
You will be surprised at how easy it was to knit this pattern… esp since it look so fancy.
I love the color, too.
PDF free pattern: Bee stitch