The Stig-Helmer Beanie

It’s done. Actually I finished it a couple of days ago, but I was doing field work in the Swedish mountains so I just haven’t had the time. But here it is, the finished beanie.

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”That looks like Stig-Helmers hat!! Cute and dorky!” – friends opinion.

The pattern I tried to follow for the size comes from Garnstudio, though it ended up with me remakeing the pattern anyways. So here is how I did for an adult beanie:

CO 112 stitches on round needles EU size 4, CO a multiple of 4 more for bigger sizes and 4 less for smaller sizes.
I used double alpaca yarn and three threads from a hand painted yarn I found at a yarn shop in Stockholm (Litet Nystan).
Knit 2 Purl 2 until the hem reaches a desired length
Next row K all and K2TOG 4 times evenly divided
K until desired length
Next row K all 2TOG (54 stitches).
K three rows
Next row, K all 2TOG (27 stitches).
K 2 rows
Next row, K all 2TOG except for the last one since you have an uneven number of stitches (14 stitches).
K 1 row.
Cut the yarn and pull the yarn through the stitches.
Tighten and fasten the yarn.
I just tried it on as I went along knitting, so there are no fixed or decided length of the hat.
When I felt that I didn’t want to make it longer, I started to make it smaller in the end. But remember, the end is very short, and not many rows, so it will not be much bigger when you decide to end it.

For the pom pom I just wrapped the yarn around my palm for about 130 times or more (lost count at 100) and tied it together, and if you want more instructions, there are hundreds of tutorials on how to make a pom on pinterest.
And last but not least, if you want to make the pattern it starts at the second row after the hem.

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😀 Good luck!! And happy knitting 😀

And if there are any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

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