This knitting pattern PDF is for the Baby Acacia Mosaic Beanie. This beanie uses slipped stitches or mosaic knitting to create the colourwork pattern and comes in four baby sizes.
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 a pompom can be added.
The Baby Acacia Beanie requires intermediate knitting skills.
approx age: newborn (3, 6, 12) months
to fit head circumference: approx 35 (40, 45, 50) cm/13¾ (15¾, 17¾, 19¾) ins
circumference: approx 33 (37, 42, 46) cm/13 (14½, 16½, 18) ins
depth: approx 12 (15, 17, 19) cm/4¾ (6, 6¾, 7½) ins
Choose a size that will stretch to fit baby’s head. It is intended to be worn with approx 2-4cm/¾-1½ins negative ease.
Yarn Used: 8 ply/DK weight yarn
approx 35 (50, 65, 80) metres/38 (55, 71, 87) yards of main colour (M)
and 15 (20, 25, 30) metres/16 (22, 27, 33) yards of contrast colour (C).
Add approx 15 metres/16 yards for pompom.
Needles and notions
one set each 3.25mm/US 3 and 4mm/US 6 double-pointed needles
stitch markers and yarn needle
- small pompom maker
After wet blocking, the tension required is 24 sts and 45 rows to 10cm/4ins over mosaic patt, worked in rounds using 4mm needles.