Sometimes the most spontaneous knitting projects are the best! I’ve had these colors stiting in my stash for a while and thought- wouldn’t it be cool if I made a pom pom out of these 3 colors? Then I realize that I needed something to put the pom pom on top of- so the striped pom pom beanie came to be!
To make your own striped pom pom beanie, you will need to know:
How to knit in the round on circular needles
How to knit in the round on double pointed needles
How to decrease (Knit 2 together)
How to Knit & Purl
How to change colors (instructions and tutorial link provided below)
|Worsted weight:Main Color (MC): Gray 100 yards
Contrasting Color 1 Pink (CC1): 50 yards
Contrasting Color 2 Yellow (CC2): 50 yards
|Us Size 7 (4.5mm) 16” circulars (40cm)
Us Size 8 (5.0mm) 16” circulars (40cm)
Us Size 8 (5.0mm) DPN’s (5)
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Pom pom maker (optional)
Gauge: 16 sts. & 22 rows = 4″ in stockinette st.
sl1: Slip 1 (for this pattern we will always be slipping 1 purlwise)
K2tog: Knit 2 together
pm : place marker
MC: Main Color (My main color for this pattern is gray)
CC1: Contrasting Color 1(My CC1 is pink)
CC2: Contrasting Color 2 (My CC2 is yellow)
st : stitch
DPN: Double pointed needles
When changing colors, don’t cut yarn. Carry yarn up as you work. In order to create joggless stripes, we slip the first st. purlwise on the second row of the color change. Here’s a great tutorial on creating joggless stripes in the round!
With size 7 needles, cast on 96 sts. Join in the round and pm.
Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 4”
- Switch to size 8 needles. With MC K 6 rounds
- With CC1, K to end of round
- Sl 1st st. purlwise, K to end of round
- With MC k to end of round
- Sl 1st st purlwise, K to end of round
- With CC2 K to end of round
- Sl 1st st. as if to purl, K to end of round
- With MC, K to end of round
- Sl 1 st. purlwise, K to end of round
- K to end of round
Rep. round 10 6 more times
Rep. rounds 2-7 1 more time.
Switch to MC and begin dec. rounds. Switch to DPN’s when sts. become difficult to knit on circular needles.
- K6, K2tog, (84sts.)
- sl 1st st pulrlwise, K to end of round
- K5, K2tog (72 sts.)
- K4, K2tog (60 sts.)
- K3, K2tog (48 sts.)
- K2, K2tog (36 sts.)
- K1, K2tog (24 sts.)
- K2 tog (12 sts.)
Thread yarn through remaining sts, removing them from the DPN’s, and pull tight to secure top. Make pom pom, and sew to top of beanie. Enjoy!
Thank you for knitting with me! I hope this pattern brought you hours of knitting fun. As always, with my patterns you are free to sell the finished product. Thanks for supporting an independent designer!