The stranded colourwork creates a warm, cushy fabric, has an easy rhythm and creates an interesting crown pattern. In all sizes there will be enough leftover from a single skein of the less used colour to make a full, plush pom-pom. Of course, the pom-pom hides the crown pattern a little, but pom-poms are so cheerful that I had to include it. Elbert is worked from the bottom up and includes directions for three sizes to fit larger kid’s and most adult’s heads. A relaxed beanie style that’s slouchy enough to pull down over the ears when necessary, for extra slouch just add an additional repeat.
18 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm in st st in the rnd.
24 sts and 24 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stranded colour work in the rnd.
s[m, l] to fit head circumference of approx 18¾[21¼, 24]" / 47[53, 60] cm — fit as shown is fairly loose and slouchy.
9" / 22.5cm deep
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Worsted weight yarn in 2 colours.
Shown in Bijou Spun by Basin Ranch Bijou Bliss (50% Yak, 50% Cormo, 150 yds / 137 m, 1.98oz / 56g)
Size 6 US / 4mm 16" / 40cm circular
Size 7 US / 4.5mm 16" / 40cm circular and dpns or long circular for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd.