MARGOT RIB BEANIE © Project Weekend Creative LTD. 2022

MARGOT RIB BEANIE PATTERN

Featuring larger than life stitches that literally pop in a 2x2 rib texture, this beanie is the envy of all who gaze upon it.  Be prepared for all of your friends to ask you to knit them one!

NATURALLY SOFT, NOT CHEMICALLY SOFTENED

We created our Nehv yarn from a special selection of premium quality Merino fibers to create luxurious warmth, squishiness and stitch definition. Sustainably grown and 100% naturally soft, (not chemically softened), Nehv is grown in the beautiful highlands of Argentina and spun in a Fair Trade Certified facility in Peru.

PROJECT SKILL LEVEL : BEGINNER

Beginner Level projects are perfect for anyone who has completed a couple Learn-To-Knit projects before and is comfortable casting-on / binding off, and knitting knit and purl stitches.   These projects may have simple increases and decreases and simple stitch repeats. 

TIME TO MAKE

1-2 Hours

PATTERN SIZE

One size: Fits most Adults and Youth

PROJECT MEASUREMENTS

Finished Circumference (relaxed) : 15”
Finished Height (uncuffed): 13” 

GAUGE

2x2 Rib, 12mm Needle:
10 stitches in 2x2 rib stitch x  9 rows = 4" x 4" square

MARGOT RIB BEANIE KIT CONTENTS

  • 1 Ball of Project Weekend's NEHV.  Each ball weighs 200 GR. (7oz) and has 99m (109y). 
  • 1 Pair of  12mm / US 17 Circular Knitting Needles    
  • 1 Card With Links To The Online Pattern & our Knitting Video Tutorials Library
  • 1 Stitch Marker
  • 1 Knitters' Sewing Needle 
  • 1 "PROJECT WEEKEND x ME." Woven Label

TECHNIQUE TUTORIAL VIDEOS & ILLUSTRATIONS

We've made learning easy! Easily reference our library of tutorial videos and step-by-step illustrations with just a click of your mouse. Look for tutorial links embedded throughout the pattern, and when in doubt, just click and learn!

A QUICK NOTE ABOUT GAUGE 

Taking some time before starting a knit project to make a gauge swatch can make all the difference between project success and total complete frustration.

A gauge swatch will tell you if you are knitting too tight or too loose for the pattern you are creating. It helps make sure that what you are knitting will measure out and fit just right. If you are new to knitting, you can also think of the gauge swatch as a test run for learning your stitches before you start your main project.

Cast-on with the recommended gauge swatch stitch count and knit the number of rows indicated to achieve gauge.  Once finished, your swatch should measure out to 4” x 4”. If your swatch comes out too small, it means you are knitting too tightly, so loosen up your stitch tension a bit. If your swatch comes out larger than 4”x 4”, you are knitting too loosely, so tighten up your stitch. Once you have found your gauge, you can begin knitting your project! 

PROJECT NOTES

This project is knit in-the-round using a circular needle. Watch the video How to Use Circular Knitting Needles - Joining In-the-Round and How to Use Circular Knitting Needles - Magic Loop Method for a demonstration of these techniques.

How to Use Circular Needles - Joining In the Round

How to Use Circular Knitting Needles - Magic Loop Method

PATTERN ABBREVIATIONS

K2, P2: Knit 2 stitches and Purl 2 stitches. When repeated, it creates a stitch pattern called the 2x2 rib.  
K2Tog: Knit the next two stitches together at the same time (a decrease of 1 stitch)
P2Tog: Purl the next two stitches together at the same time (a decrease of 1 stitch) 

PATTERN

THE MARGOT RIB BEANIE 

1.  With a yarn tail approximately 45" long, make a slipknot.  This is considered your first stitch. 

2. Cast-on another 35 stitches using the Longtail-Cast On Method.  (total 36 stitches on your needle). 

How To Cast-On Using The Longtail Cast-On Method. 

4.  Place a stitch marker on your right needle and join the work in the round, being careful not to twist any stitches.

5.  Round 1: *K2, P2 repeat from * to the end of the round to create a 2x2 rib pattern, transfer the stitch marker from the left to the right needle.

6.  Round 2 & onwards: Repeat round 1 until work measures 11” from the cast on edge, transferring the stitch marker from the left to the right needle at the end of each round.

7.  SHAPING THE CROWN

Round 1: *K2, P2, K2, P2Tog repeat from * to the last 4 stitches, then K2, P2 (32 stitches remaining)
Round 2: *K2, P2Tog, K2, P1 repeat from * to the last 4 stitches, then K2, P2tog.  Remove Stitch Marker (27 stitches remaining)
Round 3: K1, Place Stitch Marker, K1, K2Tog, K1, P1  then *K2, K2Tog, K1, P1 repeat from * to the last4 stitches, then K2, K2Tog (22 stitches remaining)
Round 4: *K3, K2Tog repeat from * to last 2 stitches, then K2  (18 stitches remaining)
Round 5: *K2Tog repeat from * until you reach stitch marker (9 stitches remaining)

Decreasing: How to K2tog (Knit 2 Together)

Decreasing: How to P2tog (Purl 2 Together)

TIP: Decreasing down to just a few stitches on your circular needle can make for some pretty tight stitches that are a challenge to knit. To help make knitting these last few rows easier, use the Magic Loop Method for the crown shaping. Watch our video Circular Needles - Magic Loop Method for a demonstration of this technique.

CLOSING UP THE CROWN

7.  Remove the stitch marker and cut a yarn tail approximately 12” long and thread it onto the knitters sewing needle.  

8.  Follow the below instructions to close up the crown of the hat.

Beginning with the first stitch of the next row, weave the sewing needle through the first stitch, pulling the yarn through

Slip the stitch off the needle and onto your yarn tail. 

Repeat these two processes until you have all the stitches transferred off the knitting needle and onto the yarn tail. 

Image shows all stitches have been passed over onto the yarn tail and the knitting needle has been removed.  

Pull the yarn tail so that the top of the hat stitches form a small hole.   
Pass the needle through the crown hole to the inside of the hat and then turn the hat inside out.  

With the hat inside out, gently pull on the yarn tail to create as small of a hole as possible.  

Weave the yarn tail through the loop stitches a few times.

This will secure the hole in place and will prevent it from opening up. 

FINISHING

9.  Weave in all loose ends, and proudly sew on your Project Weekend x's ME. label.  

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