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Cecily Beanie

Jan 1, 2008
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Designer: Louisa Harding
Published: January 2, 2008
Technique: Embellishments, Pom-Poms
Skill Level: Easy

This basic hat can be knitted very quickly, and then it becomes a blank canvas for unleashing creative ideas. For a girly feel, embellish the hat with buttons and flowers; alternatively, add dramatic pom-poms. Let your imagination take hold—scour the bottom of your sewing basket or knitting stash, knit stripes, add lazy daisies, sew on beads… Make this hat as individual as you dare.

Finished Size: 20¼" (51.5 cm) circumference, to fit an average female head.

Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium). Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran (55% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 35% microfiber; 83 yd [76 m]/50 g): beanie with pom-poms: #2 sky (blue, MC), 2 balls, and #6 lime (for pom-poms), 1 ball. Embellished beanie: #14 biscuit (tan, MC), 2 balls.

Needles: U.S. size 6 (4 mm) and U.S. size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Both hats: Tapestry needle. pom-pom beanie only: Size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook. Embellished beanie only: Sewing needle and thread; about 40 motherof- pearl buttons; about 12 small fabric flowers; small flower bouquet; 12" (30.5 cm) length of ¼" (6 mm) ribbon.

Gauge: 18 sts and 27 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st on larger needles.

Skill level: Easy.

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Daysie wrote
on Oct 15, 2008 8:45 PM

such a great, quick, and simply lovely cap. I can imagine so many wonderful & various ways to add embellishments! Thanks very much for posting =)

Warm knitalicious wishes to all!

on Aug 29, 2008 6:46 PM

I made two for my little granddaughters (age 6 and 5) and two miniature ones for their favorite dolls.  They were totally enchanted, and have worn theirs throughout the summer!

Kate M. wrote
on Jun 6, 2008 9:11 AM

This looks like a great idea for a "chemo cap".  I can see doing a silly decoration to chase off the blues with laughter, or an elegant one for an evening out.  Thanks!