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Easy Peasy Bulky Baby Beanie

Easy Bulky Baby Beanie
preemie, (0-3mths, 3-6mths)
Yarn:  MODA VERA “CHANTILLY” YARN,70% ACRYLIC & 30% MILK, bulky 12ply
(this is a very soft and lightweight yarn)
needles 5.5mm, 6.5mm circulars or dpn’s (or size to achieve gauge)
(I prefer to use the magic loop method rather then dpn’s or 2 circulars)
gauge: rib stitch on 5.5mm needles 15sts x 20 rows
c/o 28(35,42) sts on the 5.5mm needles in the thumb cast on method (this allows plenty of stretch and an attractive edge) spread evenly between needles and join in the round making sure stitches are not twisted.
rib (k1,p1 = rib) for 5(8,10) rounds
change to 6.5mm needles
alternate purl and knit rows (to make garter stitch in the round) for 3.5(4.5,5.5) inches finishing on a purl row
Crown Decreasing:
k5, k2tog to end of round
purl next round
k4, k2tog to end of round
purl next row
k3, k2tog to end of row
purl next row
k2, k2tog to end of round
purl next row
k1, k2tog to end of row
purl next row
k2tog to end of row
cut a long tail of yarn and pull through remaining stitches and fasten off tightly
sew in ends
This beanie is made in rather stretchy, generous sizing to ensure a bit of growing room whilst still fitting nicely on the small end of the scale.  I have tried to make it as accurate as possible using my owns sons head as a guide.  He is a big boy however so please feel free to modify your needle size to make a better fit for your child.

Please credit and link to me if you use my pattern.  I do not mind if you use it for charity, sell items made from it or if you just want it for personal use.  But please be nice and credit me and also show me what you have done with it.

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