A perfect unisex onesize beanie for all the Heavy Metal Knitters of the world.
What you need?
Yarn: 120 g Heavy Metal Knitting Sonkaja (Katariina Organic Farm, 100% Kainuu Grey Finnsheep Wool, 80m/100g), or other chunky weight wool yarn
Needles: 8.00 mm double pointed needles or a long circular needle if you prefer to work with magic loop
Other: 1 stitch marker or a safety pin to make it even more metal, scissors and tapestry needle, Heavy Metal Knitting skull label (available as soon as possible) and sewing thread for fastening
How to nail it?
Cast on 60 stitches and divide them on 8.00 mm needles. Join for knitting in the round. Place the marker or safety pin to mark the beginning of round. Work *purl 3, knit 1* ribbing, repeat *–* to end of round. Work ribbing until your piece measures 9 cm. On the next round knit all stitches. This will be the fold line for the brim of the beanie. From now on work ribbing *knit 3, purl 1*. Continue ribbing in the round until your work measures 20 cm from the fold line.
Decreases are worked with left leaning double decreases:
1. decrease round: *Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches together and pass slipped stitch over the decrease*, repeat *–* to end of round. = 20 stitches.
2. plain round: Knit all stitches.
3. decrease round: *Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches together and pass slipped stitch over the decrease*, repeat *–* until 2 stitches remain, knit 2 together. = 7 stitches.
Cut the yarn, thread it onto a tapestry needle and pull through the remaining 7 stitches. Secure and weave in end on the wrong side. Weave in the cast on yarn end on the side that was right when working, i.e. will be inside the fold on your rad metal beanie. Fold the brim along the fold line. Attach the Heavy Metal Knitting skull label with sewing thread or the safety pin used as a marker when working.
Wear the hell out of your beanie and Keep On Knitting!
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