MINI-ME EVERMORE HAT © Project Weekend Creative LTD. 2019

MINI-ME EVERMORE HAT PATTERN

Our most popular style now in a pattern designed for all the littles in your life.

T he extra chunky and soft-as-a-kitten Mini-Me Evermore beanie is a quintessential cold weather classic,  making it the perfect solution to keep your child warm during all those extra long winter time outdoor play dates. 

We achieve the supersize bulky look by doubling up 2 strands of our LOLL yarn (cleverly, from the same ball!) to create this larger than life superhero of a beanie.  Featuring a medium profile and a wide rollover cuff detail, this project can knit up in about an hour making it a great choice for last minute gift making and giving.

Our LOLL yarn features a special blend of Highland Wool and Alpaca fibers creating soft-as-a-kitten warmth and squishiness. Sustainably sourced and 100% naturally soft, (not chemically softened), LOLL is grown in the beautiful highlands of Peru and spun in a Fair Trade Certified facility.

With cashmere-like softness, LOLL is not too chunky or hot, making it a perfect choice for all of your upcoming projects (hats, scarves, sweaters, blankets, cowls, interiors accessories). And because it's naturally anti-itch, it's perfect for all those baby gifts you want to make or for anyone who is sensitive to the itch of natural wool.

SKILL LEVEL : EASY

Easy projects use simple stitches like KNIT & PURL and are great for those looking to take their skills to the next level. Easy projects might have simple increases and decreases for shaping, color work and knitting in the round techniques.

TIME TO MAKE

1  to 1.5 Hours

PATTERN SIZE

Baby/Toddler: Head Circumference 17"-18" 
(Child): Head Circumference 19"-20"

PROJECT MEASUREMENTS

Finished Circumference (relaxed) : 14” (15”)
Finished Height (uncuffed) : 9.5” (11”)

GAUGE

10 stitches in 1x1 rib stitch x 11 rows = 4" x 4" square

MINI-ME EVERMORE HAT KIT

SPEND MORE TIME MAKING AND LESS TIME RUNNING AROUND SOURCING SUPPLIES. Project Weekends' all-in-one Mini-Me Evermore Hat Kit contains all of the necessary tools and supplies to get you started. (Knitting Needles optional with kit purchase) 

KIT CONTENTS

  • 1 ball of Project Weekend's LOLL, our exclusive chemically free, naturally soft 65% Fine Peruvian Highland Wool / 35% Superfine Peruvian Alpaca yarn. Each ball weighs 125 GR. (4.4oz) and has 125m (137y). 
  • 1 pair of 12mm / US 17,  24” Circular Knitting Needles   (optional with kit purchase)
  • 1 pair 10mm / US 15,  32”/Circular Knitting Needles   (optional with kit purchase)
  • 1 Knitters' Sewing Needle 
  • 1 Stitch Marker (XL) 
  • 1 "PROJECT WEEKEND x Me." Woven Label
  • 1 "Made For You" Makers Gift Hangtag
  • 1 Organic Cotton Project Bag


TECHNIQUE TUTORIAL VIDEOS & ILLUSTRATIONS

Not sure how to knit a specific technique? No worries, we've got your back! We've created videos and step-by-step illustrations for you to reference, so your project won't miss a beat. They are conveniently linked throughout and at the end of the pattern for you to click and learn from.
Happy Knitting!

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.

With your 12mm knitting needles and using two strands of yarn as one (refer to our video tutorial link in Project Notes for a demonstration of this technique), cast-on with the recommended gauge swatch stitch count and knit the number of rows indicated to achieve gauge. For the Mini-Me Evermore, you'll use your 12mm needle and cast-on 10 stitches and knit 11 rows 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 tension, unravel your swatch & begin knitting your project! 

PROJECT NOTES

This project is knit using 2 strands of Project Weekend LOLL from the same ball at the same time. Pull the yarn end from the center hole of the yarn ball and match it up with the yarn end from the outside of the yarn ball and knit it as one. 

This project is Knit In-The-Round using a circular needle and using the Magic Loop Method. 

How To Knit With 2 Strands Of Yarn At The Same Time (from the same ball of yarn) 

How to Use Circular Knitting Needles - Joining In The Round

How to Use Circular Knitting Needles - Magic Loop Method

PATTERN ABBREVIATIONS

K: Knit Stitch
K1: Knit 1 Stitch
P: Purl Stitch
P1: Purl 1 Stitch
K3Tog: Insert your right needle through the next three stitches at once as if to knit, knit the three together like one stitch. (a decrease of 2 stitches) 

PATTERN

1.  Using your 12mm needles and 2 strands of yarn held together, measure out a 6-8” long yarn tail and make a slip knot.

2.  Cast-on 28, (32) stitches using the ALTERNATING CABLE CAST-ON METHOD FOR 1X1 RIB.

3.  Set Up Row: *K1, P1 repeat from * to the end of the row.

4.  Place a STITCH MARKER on your right needle and JOIN IN THE ROUND, being careful not to twist any stitches.

5.  Round 1: *K1, P1 repeat from * to the end of the round, transferring the stitch marker from the left to the right needle at the end of the round. 

6.  Round 2 & onwards: Repeat Round 1 until work measures 8”  (9.5”) from the cast-on edge, transferring the stitch marker from the left to the right needle at the end of each round.

TIP: When you repeat a K1, P1 stitch pattern row after row, this is commonly referred to as a 1X1 RIB STITCH pattern.

7.  Switch to the 10mm circular knitting needles for the next knitting round. (You will use the 10mm needle for the remainder of the project).

8.  Continuing in your 1x1 rib pattern, knit 2 rounds with the 10mm needles, transferring the stitch marker from the left to the right needle at the end of each round.

TIP: To transfer your work over from the larger to the smaller needles, take your smaller needle and begin knitting each stitch off the larger needle. For that first transfer stitch, make sure the working yarn is taught so you don’t get a loose stitch (it will still be attached to the other end of the larger needle). While you knit over the stitches, push that other larger needle end to the back of your work and out of the way as you won’t be using it during this process.

9.  SHAPING THE CROWN
Row 1: *K3tog, P1 repeat from * to end of row {14 (16) stitches left on needle}

Row 2: Knit all stitches

Remove the stitch marker and cut a yarn tail approximately 10” long and thread it onto the knitters sewing needle (threading both strands of yarn through the needle). 

CLOSING UP THE CROWN

10.  Beginning with the first stitch of the next round, pass the sewing needle through each of the remaining stitches, carefully transferring them off your knitting needle onto the yarn tail.

11.  Remove the knitting needles and gently pull the yarn tail so the crown stitches close up snugly and neatly.

12.  Insert the needle through the very top of the hat to the interior of the hat. Turn the hat inside out and secure the remaining tail and weave in and trim the loose yarn end.

CLOSING UP THE CAST-ON ROUNDS

13.  Insert the cast-on yarn tail through the knitters sewing needle and close up the bottom two rows of your hat by weaving through each open side, carefully mimicking the yarn direction of the cast on stitch pattern.

14.  Once the work is closed up, weave in the loose end and proudly sew on your Project Weekend x Me. woven label. 

OPTIONAL: ADD A POMPOM!

There are many ways to make a PomPom. Using a Pom Maker and Waxed Linen is our favorite way to get tightly packed PomPom’s that stay neat, tidy and don't fall apart over time.

To make a PomPom, follow the How-To video instructions on our website MAKING A POMPOM .

TUTORIALS

How to make a slip-knot

How to Use Circular Needles -  Joining In The Round

How to Cast-On Using Alternating Cable Cast-On Method

How to Use Circular Needles - Magic Loop Method

How to Knit the 1x1 Rib stitch (K1, P1)

How to Use Stitch Markers

How to Make a PomPom using a PomMaker

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