Thursday, July 4, 2013

Beanie with Tropical Island Palm Tree - knitting pattern

Clearly I have gone mad. Completely nuts. This beanie has a palm tree on top. Why? It's a long story involving a floating island in a Pantomime.



You will need
Green dk wool
Brown dk wool
Pipe cleaners
Stuffing

Hat:

Cast on 80 stitches in green on 4mm needles.
Rib 8 rows

Change to 6mm needles.
Knit 10, inc 1 over whole row, resulting in 88 stitches

Stst 19 more rows.

K3, k2 together over the whole row
Purl
K2, k2 together over the whole row
Purl
K1, k2 together over the whole row
Purl
K2 together over the whole row
Purl
K2 together over the whole row
Purl
K2 together over the whole row. Cut yarn with 30 cm remaining, thread stitches onto cut yarn.

Sew up the side with this length of yarn.

Palm tree:

Cast on one
K1 front, yrn, k1 back
Purl
K1, K1 front, yrn, k1 back, k1
Purl
K2, K1 front, yrn, k1 back, k2
Purl
K3, K1 front, yrn, k1 back, k3
Purl
K4, K1 front, yrn, k1 back, k4
P5, k1, p5
K5, p1, k5
P5, k1, p5
K5, p1, k5
P5, k1, p5
K5, p1, k5
P5, k1, p5
K5, p1, k5
K4, s1, p2tog, psso, k4
P3, s1, k2 tog, psso, p3
K2, s1, p2tog, psso, k2
P1, s1, k2 tog, psso, p1
Slide stitches onto the end of the needle, leave until you have 6 leaves.



Change to brown.
K2 tog over whole row.
Knit 7 rows
K3, inc 1, k3, inc 1, k3
Knit 7 rows
K4, inc 1, k3, inc 1, k4
Knit 7 rows
K5, inc 1, k4, inc 1, k4
Knit 7 rows
Cast off



The sewing up of the tree is a little nuts. Line the inner leaves with pipe cleaners.



Wrap the pipe cleaner tails with stuffing, tie on with spare yarn.



Stitch the trunk around the stuffing.



Attach to the top of the hat.



Use the tails to secure the pipe cleaners to the leaves.



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