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Busy Beeanie


We just love bee stitch! It makes soft yarns feel softer, stripes dissolve into one another, creates a great texture, and best of all… no one has to know that it’s nearly as easy as knit stitch!

This beanie knitting pattern is written for two colours: pick a main and a contrast colour close together for a subtle effect, or bright and bold! Add a pompon and cuteness shall be yours.

Essie’s beanie has been knitted in Bendigo Woollen Mills’ Ghost and Augustbird’s At The Stones. The two colours have a very similar base, making the colour flecks of blue and green appear like magic! For a more dramatic contrast, head on over to our Baby Beeanie page – a baby sized non slouchy version of this bee stitch beanie – which shows a stronger colour match.

This pattern is written for two colours, but may easily be knitted in one colour.

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Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S, Adult M, Adult L), to fit head circumference of 40.5cm (44.5cm, 48cm, 51cm, 54.5cm, 58.5cm) OR 16” (17 1/2”, 19”, 20”, 21.5”, 23”)

  • knit
  • purl
  • knit 1 below
  • working in the round
  • long-tail cast on
  • methods for avoiding a gap when joining to work in the round
  • Stripes in the round, i.e. carrying yarn up side of work

All of these skills have tutorials on our page.

  • 45-125 metres of 8 ply yarn in each colour

  • Darning needle

  • DPNs or circular 3.5mm and 4mm needles to work in the round

  • Scissors

  • stitch markers or waste yarn

  • fake fur or wool pompon

22 stitches per 10cm (4″) in stockinette on larger needles.

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