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Mushroom Beanie

Angora mushroom beanie from a vintage pattern


Patons Double Quick Knitting (DK weight) wool – 2 balls

Fuzzy Wuzzy 55% Angora / 45% wool fingering weight – 1 ball

1 pair each old UK 9 / Us 5 / metric 3.75mm and old UK 11 / US 2 or 3 / Metric 3mm needles


11½ stitches to 2 inches in width, measured over stocking stitch in Double Quick worked on 3.75mm needles


To fit an average size of 20″-22″


M1 =Make 1 by picking up loop that lies before next st. and knitting into back of it.


Using 3.75mm Needles and Double Quick Knitting, cast on 110 stitches.

Work in K1, P1 rib for 7 ins.

Change to 3mm Needles and using Angora for remainder of Hat, proceed as follows:

Next row: K5, (M1, K2, M1, K3) twenty times, M1, K5. (151 sts)

Next row: Purl.

Work crown as follows:

1st row: Knit.

2nd row: Purl.

Work these 2 rows six times more.

Shape crown as follows:

1st row: * K13, K2tog, rep. from * to last st., K1.

2nd and alt. rows: Purl.

3rd row: * K12, K2tog, rep. from * to last st., K1.

5th row: * K11, K2tog, rep. from * to last st., K1.

6th row: Purl.

Continue dec. in this manner on next and every alt. row until 21 sts. remain.

Next row: P1, (P2tog) ten times.

Thread Angora through remaining sts., draw up and fasten off securely.


Using a back-stitch seam, join seam, taking care to reverse seam for turn back.

The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain, however, the updated text provided here is copyright Sarah Bradberry, May 26th 2013. All rights reserved.