3508 Baby Acacia Mosaic Beanie (e-pattern)
Skill Level: Intermediate Knitting
The graphic stitch used in this Baby Acacia Mosaic beanie developed by Debra Kinsey Knits is a variation of Barbara Walker’s simulated basketweave pattern. The mosaic pattern is worked by a sequence of slipped stitches while working 2-round stripes, using one colour at a time.
It is knitted from the bottom edge up. It can be worked from the chart or the written instructions. This beanie requires intermediate knitting skills. Choose a size that will stretch to fit baby’s head size. It is intended to be worn with negative ease. If desired, any leftover yarn can be made in to a pompom.
To fit head circumference approx.: 35 (40, 45, 50) cm / 13¾ (15¾, 17¾, 19¾) ins
Finished beanie circumference approx.: 33 (37, 42, 46) cm / 13 (14½, 16½, 18) ins
Finished depth approx.: 12 (15, 17, 19) cm / 4¾ (6, 6¾, 7½) ins
Australian Superfine Merino by Cleckheaton 8 ply
(100% Australian Superfine Merino) 65g/2¼oz balls (130m/142yds)
Main Colour (M): 1 ball
Contrast Colour (C): 1 ball If you reverse the colours on the second beanie, you should be able to make two beanies with these quantities.
This superfine yarn is perfect for babies as it is beautifully soft against the skin.
Needles and Notions:
- 3.25mm (US 3) and 4mm (US 6) double pointed needles
- yarn needle and stitch-markers (as desired)
Note: e-pattern = digital download (PDF)