Red Heart Reflective Take a Shine Beanie

Back to category
by Laura Bain, Red Heart

Red Heart Reflective Take a Shine Beanie

This easy-to-knit beanie style hat is made with yarn that looks amazing in flash photography and aids in nighttime visibility.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 15 sts and 18 rows (4 inch) in Stockinette st to knit a hat that measures approximately 23 inch in circumference (fits most men). Save time, check your gauge. If the needles listed under supplies do not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special Stitches and Abbreviations: k2tog = knit 2 sts together (decrease) 2x2 Rib = Row 1 (Right Side): K2, p2. Row 2: Knit the knit sts, and purl the purl sts. Repeat rows 1-2.
  • 2
    With Grey and circular needles, cast on 80 sts. Place marker, join being careful not to twist sts. Rounds 1-8: Work in 2x2 Rib stitch pattern until Beanie measures 2 inch from cast-on edge. Rounds 9-13: With Peacock, knit around. Rounds 14-21: With Grey, knit around. Rounds 22-26: With Peacock, knit around.
  • 3
    Shape Crown: As st count decreases, change to double-pointed needles. Change to Grey. Round 1: Knit. Rounds 2 (dec): *K6, K2tog; repeat from * around ? 70 sts. Round 3: Knit. Round 4 (dec): *K5, K2tog; repeat from * around ? 60 sts. Round 5: Knit. Round 6 (dec): *K4, K2tog; repeat from * around ? 50 sts. Round 7: Knit. Round 8 (dec): *K3, K2tog; repeat from * around ? 40 sts. Round 9: Knit. Round 10 (dec): *K2, K2tog; repeat from * around ? 30 sts. Round 11: Knit. Round 12 (dec): *K1, K2tog; repeat from * around ? 20 sts. Round 13: Knit. Round 14: *K2tog; repeat from * around ? 10 sts.
  • 4
    Finishing: Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail. With yarn needle, draw tail through remaining 10 sts twice, pull tightly and fasten off. Weave in ends. Block lightly.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Reflective Yarn Grey 104798076
  • Red Heart Reflective Yarn Peacock 104798087
  • Susan Bates Double Point Knitting Needles Silvalume 4 pc. 5.5 mm 9 US 104237855
  • Susan Bates Circular Knitting Needle Crystalites 5.5 mm - 73.5 cm 9 US - 29 inch 104236498
  • Susan Bates Split Lock Stitch Count Markers 104236460
  • Yarn Needle
Download Project Template