This pattern is featured in the book Knit a Little by Marie Greene.
Sweet colorwork shines in this playful design. I love the contrast of a neutral with a bold pop of color, but you could just as easily use three contrast colors and make each row of biscuits a different shade. The pattern comes together in no time, and – like any good biscuit – you may need more than one!
This slightly slouchy beanie is perfect for single skeins with stash bits for the contrast, so if you’re looking for ways to use yarn you have on hand – this is perfect.
For the baby/child sweater, see Lil Biscuit Sweater here.
For the grown-up mitts, see Little Biscuit Mitts here.
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
SIZES: Preemie (Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Sm, Adult Lg) referred to as sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) throughout pattern
YARN: Worsted weight | Cascade 220 | 100% superwash wool | 220 yards/200 meters in 100 g
- MC: (Pink) 99 (114, 131, 151, 173, 199) yards 90 (104, 120, 138, 158, 182) meters
- CC: (White) 25 (29, 33, 38, 43, 49) yards 23 (27, 30, 35, 39, 45) meters*
- *Double this yardage if you want enough to make a pompom with your CC
Note: Yardage is an estimate and may vary based on your gauge (especially row gauge) and yarn choice. If in doubt, please round up.
GAUGE: 20 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch with largest needle, blocked
Note: Use both yarn colors in your swatch – and wet block it before you begin – to check for possible color transfer.
- US Size 5/3.75mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – body of hat
- US Size 5/3.75mm DPNs – to close crown
- US Size 4/3.5mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – ribbing
Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.
- Darning needle
- Stitch marker
- Blocking pins, blocking mat
- Head circumference: 9.6 (14.4, 17.6, 19.2, 20.8, 22.4) in/ 24 (36, 44, 48, 52, 56) cm
- Brim to crown: 4.9 (7.2, 8.5, 9.3, 10.3, 11.6) in/ 12.25 (18, 21.25, 23.25, 25.75, 29) cm