Tuesday, April 24, 2018

If you haven't heard of the C.C. Beanie, then you must live somewhere super hot or something because it is E V E R Y W H E R E!!! I have received so many requests to make a video tutorial, and the designer said she'd be honored so here it is! Click here for the written pattern by Emily Ingrid of Clementine Knits & Crochets. It was so fun to collab with her. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

My video teaches you how to make it with a faux fur pom pom, AND turn it into a MESSY BUN BEANIE. 

Materials I used:

-Size 4 worsted weight yarn | I used Lion Brand Heartland Tweed in "Glacier Bay"
-Size US 6(4.0mm) 16" circular needles (for provisional cast on method)
-Scrap yarn (for provisional cast on method)

This Beanie has a fold over brim, which means you have to do the Provisional Cast On Method. This is the hardest part of the beanie (Don't worry, I will show you the EASIEST way to make the provisional cast on). If you are a beginner and aren't quite ready to tackle the provisional cast on method, an easier option is to use the long tail cast on and decrease the length of the brim by half since you will not be folding the brim over. 

Note: The written pattern calls for the crocheted provisional cast on method. Either way will get you the same result. I just like to be able to use my same needles and I think it's easier.

Here is a photo tutorial on the Provisional Cast On Method:

Tie your scrap yarn and working yarn together. Place needle on top in-between both yarns.

With your needle, go under your working yarn...

come up. Go over and behind your scrap yarn...

and come out from under the working yarn..

come back to the center

Pull down scrap yarn so the working yarn will make 2 stitches onto your needle

Pull down scrap yarn so the working yarn will make 2 stitches onto your needle

This will make 2 sts. So do this half the amount of your cast on number. (Ex. CO 86, do this 43 times)
This is what it will look like with all 86 sts. I know it looks crazy, but once they go on the needle part, it's easy to see the sts.

You will need to know how to Knit

and to Purl

To k1tbl, with the yarn behind your work, enter the needle from the front to the back of the back loop.

To p1tbl, with the yarn in front, enter your needle from the back to the front of the back loop.

This is what the brim will look like before the fold.

CO edge is in back and the most recent round you've knitted is in the front

This is what the brim will look like after folding it and knitting both edges together.

Here are a couple of progress pics. I really enjoyed knitting this beanie. There were so many different knitting techniques throughout the pattern, which made it fun and challenging. Enough to keep your interest and not get bored, but excited to see what the next step would be...knitting is the best! You have to try it if you haven't yet! 

To knit two together, you go through your left stitch first, then through your right as if they were one, just like a K1.

This is where you can BO all your sts. for a messy bun beanie. Or...

For a Pom Pom, you need to close the hole with a tapestry needle and weave through your remaining sts.

I know that was a LOT of pictures, but this pattern has many steps and I wanted to show you all the techniques in hopes that you will feel confident and excited towards successfully knitting this C.C. beanie. Finally, here is how my turned out:

I could not be happier! I am completely in LOVE and I want to make another one right away! Thank you Emily Ingrid for making up this fun pattern.

My Ravelry of this project:

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