This knitting pattern PDF is for the Acacia Mosaic Beanie. This beanie uses slipped stitches or mosaic knitting to create the colourwork pattern.
The graphic stitch used in this beanie is a variation of Barbara Walker’s simulated basketweave pattern. The mosaic pattern is a 10-stitch, 16-round repeat and it can be worked from the chart or the written instructions. Only one colour is used at a time within a round and every 2nd pattern round is the same as the previous round.
It is knitted from the bottom edge up with a 2 x 2 rib band and if desired, any leftover yarn can be made in to a pompom.
The Acacia Mosaic Beanie requires intermediate knitting skills.
Yarn Used: 8 ply/DK weight yarn
Main Colour (M): approx 75 (90, 105) metres/82 (98, 114) yards
Contrast Colour (C): approx 45 (55, 65) metres/49 (60, 71) yards
Add approx 45 metres/49 yards for pompom.
To fit approx head size child (small adult, large adult)
circumference approx 48 (52, 56) cm/19 (20½, 22) ins
depth approx 19 (21, 22) cm/7½ (8¼, 8¾) ins
Choose a size that will stretch to fit your head.
It is intended to be worn with approx 2-5cm/¾-2ins negative ease.
Needles and notions
one each 3.25mm/US 3 and 4mm/US 6 circular needles both 40cm/16ins long
set of 4mm double-pointed needles for crown
stitch markers and yarn needle
pompom maker (optional)
After wet blocking, the tension required is 23 sts and 45 rows to 10cm/4ins over mosaic patt, worked in rounds using 4mm needles.