Sunday, August 28, 2011

Knitted Rosette Beanie From Forever21 (Free Pattern)

I have been slacking off on my knitting and crocheting for awhile since school had started. I finally was able to squeeze in sometime to write this pattern because I'm currently in need of a beanie to cover up for my bad hair day. You know those day when you forgot to take a shower and your hair is all oily or when you wake up late and your hair is sticking out everywhere. Well, that's what hats are for and I'm planning to take advantage of them as much as I can. I rather save me some sleep. So here is my version of the hat which I came across on the website. Hope you guys like it and either subscribe or click on my add for more free patterns. :)
So this is what the one from Forever21 looks like. You can get one from their website for $4.80, which I think was pretty reasonable if you don't have the time. 

But if you do you can make one like for only $3.00 and still have enough yarns to make  another hat.

I used a size 10 circular needle but you can always use a different size. Just remember if it's a smaller needle, then you cast on more stitches and if it's bigger, you cast on less stitches. And for the yarn, I used worsted weight but I think I would  have prefer sport or DK since I think it will drape more nicely. 
So cast on 88 stitches.
R1: K1, P1 until the end. Repeat until the it measures to 2 inches.
R2: K until the hat measures 7 inches (or longer if you want it to be more loose or slouchy).
Decrease Round:
R1: K2, K2tog repeat till the end of round.
R2: K
R3: K1, K2tog repeat till the end of round.
R4: K
R5: K2tog repeat till the end of round.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail so you can thread the hat and then cut the extra yarn. 
The Rose:
I found the instruction for the rose on this really cool blog. They also have a video on how to do it if you're a visual leaner. 
Here's the link:
And instead of sewing the rose directly to the hat, you can always just tie it so you can wear the hat either way, with flower or without flower. Have fun and keep getting crafty. ^_^