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Archery Beanie knitting pattern

by Denise Sutherland

Archery Beanie

This is my pattern for a beanie which looks like an archery target. The ribbed band should fold up and still allow the the first black line to show. If you want to make the ribbing deeper, keep in mind that you will need to make the first white (stocking stitch) band deeper by the same number of extra rows.

Materials

8 ply / DK yarn. 100% wool or a blend is nice to keep your head warm! I used Cleckheaton Country 100% wool.

Gauge

About 18 stitches : 10 cm / 4" in the round

Size

This beanie fits a woman's head nicely (50 - 55 cm).

To make a large beanie, cast on 99 stitches, and do 9 repeats in all the decrease rounds. You might want to make some of the coloured rings deeper, too, by adding 1 row to each ring.

To make a child's size beanie, cast on 77 stitches, and do 7 repeats in the decrease rows.

The beanie isn't very long; if you prefer something that will go well down over your ears, simply add an extra row to each of the coloured rings. The red and gold ones in particular could easily be a bit deeper.

Method

  1. Using white, cast on 88 stitches. Join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.
  2. Brim : Knit 5 rows of (K1 tbl, P1) rib
  3. White rings

    • Knit 7 rows (stockinette stitch)
    • Knit 1 row in black
    • Knit 6 rows in white

  4. Black rings

    • Change to black, knit 5 rows
    • Knit 1 row in white (you can break off the white now).
    • Knit 5 rows in black

  5. Blue rings

    • Change to blue, knit 1 round
    • Start decreases : (K9, K2tog) 8 times (80 stitches)
    • Knit 3 rounds
    • Knit 1 row in black
    • Knit 1 round
    • (K8, K2tog) 8 times (72 stitches)
    • Knit 2 rounds

  6. Red rings

    • Change to red. Knit 1 round.
    • (K7, K2tog) 8 times (64 stitches)
    • Knit 1 round
    • (K6, K2tog) 8 times (56 stitches)
    • Knit 1 row in black
    • Knit 1 round
    • (K5, K2tog) 8 times (48 stitches)
    • Knit 1 round
    • (K4, K2tog) 8 times (40 stitches)

  7. Gold rings

    • Change to yellow, (K3, K2tog) 8 times (32 stitches)
    • Knit 1 round
    • (K2, K2tog) 8 times (24 stitches)
    • Knit 1 row in black
    • (K1, K2tog) 8 times (16 stitches)
    • (K2tog) 8 times (8 stitches)

  8. Cut wool leaving a 30 cm tail. Using a darning needle, sew through the 8 remaining stitches, and pull them off the needles, drawing the stitches together into a circle. Pull the yarn through this final circle again, and darn in the end.

  9. Darn in all those ends!

  10. Wear down on the range, but be careful people don't aim at you instead of the target ;)

Here's a diagram of the stripe pattern

Archery Beanie stripe pattern

© Denise Sutherland. For personal use only.