YARN KIT INCLUDES
-1 Ball Twice Sheared Sheep Everyday Merino Yarn – 100% Superwash Merino Wool
– PDF copy of the Short Staple Beanie Pattern by Jeanette Godreau
The Short Staple Beanie is a knitted beanie that is customizable to your unique head measurements! This beanie has recommendations for fitting above or over the ears, but you can really make it as short or as long as you want. It will fit everyone’s head like a dream, and the simple design will make it a staple for cold and breezy days, or whenever you wanna wear a cute beanie!
You can use any weight and any size yarn for this pattern! However, I highly recommend using fingering through worsted yet yarn for the best results.
Amount of yarn needed:
The amount of yarn you need depends on what kind of yarn you use and your measurements. Average yardages needed per weight of yarn for an adult-sized beanie is listed below for your reference:
Fingering: 300-375 yards
Sport: 250-350 yards
DK: 130-250 yards
Worsted: 125-225 yards
Stitch Markers (4 in one color/design and 1 in another)
You can use any gauge! However, it is very important that you gauge swatch and determine your gauge before working this pattern in order to determine how many sts and rows you need to work throughout this pattern to get the exact right fit.
You can use any size needles for this pattern. I recommend using a needle size that creates a nice fabric with the yarn you’ve chosen to work with. Once you determine your main needle size, you will also need one set of needles a size smaller for working the folded brim. Sizing down your needles for the brim will help make it more fitted.
In terms of types of needles, you need:
16” circular needles
double pointed needles (DPNs) OR 36”+ circular needles to use with the magic loop method
Techniques needed (step-by-step instructions AND video references are included for each technique):
Calculating math (adding, subtraction, division, and multiplication). I walk you through each step! If you are not a math fan, I also include a link to a Google Sheet that has all of the formulas ready for you. All you have to do is add your measurements and the math is done automatically!