Materials: Two balls (skeins) of chunky yarn in pure wool, alpaca, or merino wool, and a short, round knitting needle. “The trick is to make a knitting swatch with the Everything Will Be Just Fine As Long As There Are Dalmatians And Wine Shirt and I love this yarn you have. Cast on 14 stitches, and knit back and forth in a rib, meaning you knit one, and purl one. The amount of stitches you have on 10 centimeters, you cast on four times. So if there are 12 stitches on 10 centimeters, cast on 12 x 4 = 48 stitches. Then the width of your beanie will be 40 centimeters. It will give in a little, in use. If you feel like that’s too small, just cast on a few extra stitches next time. Give the smaller version to your kid or your friend’s kids!
When you’re ready to knit, cast on the Everything Will Be Just Fine As Long As There Are Dalmatians And Wine Shirt and I love this amount of stitches you need: Knit one, purl one in the round. Tie a loop of yarn and place it on your needle. Lift it from left to right each time you pass it. Knit until your work measures 33 centimeters in total. If you want to fold your beanie over twice to have a chunkier look, knit until it measures 39 centimeters. The next few rounds you’ll knit your stitches together to close the beanie. Like this: Start at the beginning of the round, and lift the first stitch from your left needle to your right. Without knitting it, knit the next two stitches together, and pull the “lifted” stitch over the knit-together stitch. Knit the next three stitches and continue the round like this: intake, knit three, intake, and so on.