Child's Hat - Christmas Pudding Beanie
You will need a 50gm ball of brown and a 50gm ball of white
Plus a small amount of red and green .
Using size 8US (4 mm) needles
This Christmas knitting pattern shows you how to knit a Christmas plum pudding beanie.
Cast on 68 sts
Rib ( k2 p2 ) for 6 rows.
Now st- st 12 rows
Begin shaping your icing
K 3 white. 14 brown. 3 white. 24 brown 5 white. 12 brown. 3 white. 4 brown
P3 brown. 5 white. 4 brown. 1white 4 brown. 8 white 11brown 3 white 8 brown 5 white 12 brown 4 white.
K 6 white. 9 brown. 7white. 5 brown 6 white 9 brown 9 white 3 brown 3 white 3 brown 6 white. 2 brown.
P9 white 1 brown. 17 white. 3 brown. 1 white. 3 brown 8 white. 3 brown. 9 white. 3 brown.
2 white. 2 brown 7 white.
K 12 white. 1 brown. 10 white. 3 brown. 9 white. 1 brown. 3 white. 1 brown. 28 white.
P43 white. 1 brown. 24 white.
All rows white from now.
St- st 6
Every alternate row p
( k8 k2 tog ) to the end
( k7 k2 tog) to the end
Continue dec in this way ending in k2 tog
Now break off yarn and thread through the remaining stitches pull tight and secure.
To make the leaves you will need a small amount of green
Still using Isze US8 (4 mm) needles
Cast on 15 sts
Beginning with a p row st- st 3 rows
K1 ( wrap yarn around needle ( yrn) two times then k2 tog transfer the last st back on to the left hand needle and knit it again do this transferor st once more) now repeat the bracket section to the end.
( p1 the next loop then drop the second loop) to the last st p1
Fold the cast on sts in half.and stitch together, now do the same with the cast off stitches
Stitch the two sides together so that they become the centre vain of the leaves
Cast on 10 sts
P1 row k1 row
With the wrong side on the outside roll up to form a ball stitch it in place and secure .
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.