Monday, November 9, 2009

Quick Gifts 1: Ponytail Beanie

Ponytail Beanie Pattern
Quick Gift by: Adri H.

It's tough when you have long hair to find a hat or something that will warm your ears while allowing your hair to easily go through it. Here's a quick pattern to knit a beanie that has a hole large enough to fit your ponytail through it...

What you need:
  • ~40 grams to 50 grams of worsted, aran, or slightly bulky weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft and Wollmeise Molly)
  • 5mm dpns or short length 5mm circs
Gauge/Tension: 15 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches in K2P2 rib

  1. Cast on 80 stitches using Cable Cast-on for elasticity... Note: for a larger size CO 84 sts or 88sts, etc... since the pattern is really flexible, just add or decrease in groups of 4 sts to adjust for size.
  2. Join for working in the round. Work in K2 P2 ribbing until piece measures 5" to 7" depending on how much of your ears/head you want covered.
  3. Bind off using elastic bind-off.
It's that simple.
Shown here in two lengths: the fuchsia measures 5" and the black measures 7"


Sara said...

Thanks for offering this free pattern! I'm going to be making one soon!

Bunny Wood said...

Thank you my granddaughters have been asking for this thanks again