This knitting pattern is written in plain English and is for absolute beginners. It uses only one stitch: garter.
To make the beanie you will need:
newborn to 6 months old cast on 70 stitches
6 months to 2 years cast on 80 stitches
2 years to 5 years cast on 90 stitches
5 to 10 years cast on 100 stitches
small – medium adult cast on 105 stitches
medium – large adult cast on 110 stitches
For stripes alternate wool every few rows of stitching depending on the desired thickness of the stripe.
newborn to 6 months knit 40 rows of garter stitch
6 months to 2 years knit 45 rows of garter stitch
2 years to 5 years knit 50 rows of garter stitch
5 to 10 years knit 55 rows of garter stitch
small – medium adult knit 60 rows of garter stitch
small – medium adult knit 63 rows of garter stitch
To sew up, fold over and blanket stitch both sides of the beanie.
Cut out two pieces of cardboard in circular shapes with a diameter of 5cm. Cut a smaller hole in the centre with a diameter of 1.5 cm.
Hold the cardboard together as you begin to wrap wool through the centre of the card board and around the edge until you can’t poke any more wool through the centre.
Then take a pair of scissors and trim the wool at the edge.
Take another piece of wool and insert it between the two pieces of cardboard wrapping it around the centre of the wool.
Then tie a firm knot.
Cut away the cardboard and you will have a pom-pom. Repeat to make two pom-poms.