Geko Beanie

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This beanie is truly reversible, making it the ultimate men’s Hat. With a range of sizes covering babies from 6 months old through to adults, the pattern will offer plenty of mileage.


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69 [92, 113, 141] yd/64 [84, 104, 129] m
29yd/27m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Heavy Aran or Chunky weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 5mm/UK6/US8 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in The Little Knitting Company Geko
[82yd/75m per 50g; 85% Wool, 15% Alpaca]

Shown in size 23in/58.5cm on model with 23in/58.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarns
Patons Jet [81yd/74m per 50g; 70% Wool, 30% Alpaca]

17 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over St.St.
16 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over Garter Stitch

To fit size: 17 [19, 21, 23] in/ 43.25 [48.25, 53.25, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 14 [16, 18, 20] in/ 35.5 [40.5, 45.75, 51] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable cast-on & Knitting in the Round


Published May 2011

PDF file size: 2.9MB

Product code: WW141KGekoBeanie

Technical editor: Heather Murray