This went really fast and I love it. It’s the perfect beanie: a little tam, a little slouch, but not too much to be a beanie.
And I love the color!
Yarn: Malabrigo Arroyo DK Matisse Blue
Needles: 1 size US 4 16″ circular, 1 size US 6 16″ circular, Size US 6 double points, or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch on larger needles
Cast on 100 stitches on the smaller circular needle size. ( I use crochet cast on for elasticity.)
Place marker and join to knit in the round.
Begin K2 P2 and continue for 2 inches.
Change to larger circular needle and knit in stockinette stitch for 5 inches (total length 7 inches).
Begin decreasing on next round: K 18 K 2 together 5 times (until end of round).
K 1 round
K 17 K 2 together 5 times (until end of round)
Knit 1 round
Continue decreasing in this manner (decreasing 5 stitches every other round) until you are at K 12 K 2 together, or 65 stitches total.
Switch from circular needles to double points when stitches become too small for the circular needle.
Begin decreasing in the same manner EVERY round, starting with K 11 K 2 together, until you have 10 stitches total left on needles.
Break yarn, and use darning needle to run the tail through the remaining stitches. Tie off and weave in loose ends.
Voila! Blue Ribbon Beanie. Enjoy!