This is one of my very first patterns I wrote. I made a beanie for my daughter using the ribbon stitch that I converted from a flat stitch into knitting in the round. I had this beanie for so many years until it was passed down to my son, and lost while visiting Morro Bay. I was so sad to lose this beanie, it was one of my favorites. The yarn used to knit this beanie was Lion Brands Cotton-Ease, which is now a discontinued yarn. I was so sad when we lost the beanie, I absolutely loved it.
I recently found a yarn that worked out perfectly when knit with this pattern, I just re-wrote the pattern using Knit Picks Comfy Worsted Yarn, and I LOVE it just as much as I did the original hat 🙂
One of the things I like best about this beanie, is how long it can be worn by one child. The hat pictured below was knit for my daughter when she was 9 (image 1), then handed down to my son when he was a little over a year, he was able to wear it as a slouch or with the brim rolled up (images 2 & 3).
Now that my youngest, Hudson is getting closer to a year, I wanted him to also have a beanie like this, I had played around with the pattern a few times using other yarns, but found that I really, really, really loved the yarn I had used originally, and did not have any left. I started experimenting with different yarns, and after a while, I came across Knit Picks Comfy Worsted for another project, and thought this might just work out for this hat.
I found the colors Hawk and Whisker to be pretty close to the original, It isn’t a perfect match, and it is difficult to really compare since I no longer have any of the yarn used, or the original hat to do a real comparison, but after looking through enough pictures of the hat, I feel pretty good about the color match; and the weight of the yarn matched almost perfectly. Overall I am happy with the look of the new beanie, I still need to knit one in the proper size for Hudson, so that he has a grey version of this hat.
I did knit him one in Yellow and White (currently my favorite color combination) and just need to order more of the grey tones.
If you like this pattern and would like to knit your own Ribbon Stitch Infant Slouch Beanie, you can find the pattern in my Etsy Shop.
The yarn used is Knit Picks Comfy Worsted Yarn and I used a US Size 8 Circular 16 Inch Needle and 4, US Size 8 Double Pointed Needles.
You can shop for the materials needed to complete this pattern by using the link above and the image links below.