Bubbles beanie by Nicki Merrall

Bubbles beanie

April 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
87 - 126 yards (80 - 115 m)
To fit head circumference: 51 [56: 61] cm.
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Bubbles beanie is a cosy beanie knitted in a chunky British wool. It features bubbles formed using a simple cable pattern. The bubbles rise from the rib and disappear on the crown. Bubbles is quick to knit, so it’s perfect for gift knitting!

Bubbles beanie is knitted in the round from the rib up. The hat starts with a tubular cast-on giving a lovely edge to the rib. The rib merges into the cable pattern, which in turn merges into the decreases on the crown.

The pattern for Bubbles beanie is available to purchase here as a digital pdf download or as a printed booklet (together with a free Ravelry download code) from the Being Knitterly webstore.

The A4 booklet has 4 pages:

  1. Cover.
  2. Before You Start: notes, sizing, yarn, tension | gauge and
    abbreviations. Written and charted instructions for cable.
  3. Stitch guide (tubular cast-on for 2 x 2 rib).
  4. Written instructions.

Pattern details

Head size: 51 56: 61 cm | 20 22: 24 inches.
Finished size: 39.5 44: 48.5 cm | 15.5 17.25: 19 inches.
Depth from brim to crown: 21 cm | 8.25 inches.

Suggested yarns
Rowan Yarns, Cocoon (4 ply sock; 80% wool, 20% mohair; 115 m | 126 yds per 100 g ball): 1 1, 1 x 100 g balls.

A small amount of waste yarn.

Needles & Accessories
5.5 mm | UK 5 | US 9 of your preferred type for working small circumferences.
6.5 mm | UK 3 | US 10 - 11 of your preferred type for working small circumferences.
Cable needle.
Stitch markers.
Yarn needle.

Gauge | Tension
14 sts and 20 rounds per 10 cm | 4 inches over stocking stitch using 6.0 mm needles.

Other details

This pattern is available in two versions: there’s one written for those who knit left-handed as well as the standard one for those who knit right-handed.

Most of you knit right-handed, that is, your stitches move from the left to right needle as you knit: choose “knitting right-handed”.

Some of you knit left-handed, that is, your stitches move from the right to left needle as you knit: choose “knitting left-handed”.

If you are a left-handed knitter who knits right-handed, that is your stitches move from the left to right needle, you should choose “knitting right-handed”.

Tech edited by Jim Arnall-Culliford.