From the moment I completed the first prototype for this design, I knew exactly what I wanted to call it. Maybe I’m crazy, but to me, this beanie just oozes a quirky, over-the-top confidence that I always feel when I sing along to one of my favorite songs, “Killer Queen” by Queen. If you haven’t heard the song, look it up and you’ll see what I mean...it’s extraordinarily nice!
This surprisingly simple beanie design features a cozy folded up brim, a stunning chevron stitch, and a perky pom pom on top. Your friends are sure to ask you where you got it, and you will be able to reply with absolute confidence that you made it yourself! I believe that an adventurous beginner in the knitting realm could easily complete this project in a day. You will need to know how to cast on (obviously), work in the round, knit, purl, and decrease by knitting two stitches together; and I will show you how to put all these techniques together to create a truly killer beanie. Plus, I’ll teach you how to make a full, lush pom pom WITH YOUR HAND. How cool is that??
I had the privilege of working with the most amazing hand-dyed Fibrelya Bamba yarn to create the pattern sample! The fiber is a soft and light, yet STRONG 70% wool, 20% bamboo, 10% nylon; so it is the perfect choice if you plan on wearing this beanie a lot. I chose the colorway “Stellar,” and I was just blown away by how vibrant and deep the colors are! You can order this yarn in a variety of stunning and unique colorways from http://www.fairlightfibers.com.
I'd love to see your creations! Don't forget to add your project on Ravelry, and if you post pictures on Instagram, tag me @thechesapeakeneedle and use the hashtags #thechesapeakeneedle and #killerqueenbeanie so I can find you! I just might feature your photo!
You are more than welcome to sell what you make using this pattern. You may not claim ownership of this pattern; you may not use my photos and/or instructions for any purpose other than to knit the Killer Queen Beanie yourself; and you may not share, sell, or distribute my pattern in any way. If you have any other questions regarding this pattern, feel free to email me directly at thechesapeakeneedle [!at] gmail.com. Thank you for your business!
You will Need: About 310 yards of sport/fingering weight yarn. I used Fibrelya Bamba in “Stellar” from http://www.fairlightfibers.com US Size 3 circular knitting needles (16” wire) Stitch Marker(s) Yarn Needle Scissors
Measurements: With brim folded up, 16” around at the brim / 8” tall (not including pom pom).
Gauge: 8 st x 10 rounds = 1” at the unstretched brim.
Pattern is absolutely gorgeous! Very easy to follow and Lindsey was very helpful and supportive throughout! This was the first pattern I got from her and definitely wasn’t the last.
Mar 19, 2018 by Kaitlyn Lazzaro
I'm struggling with this pattern and finding a wool-free yarn substitute for it. I found a fingering weight alpaca/nylon yarn and couldn't get my tension right, even when I sized my needles down (which made the knit loose and the hat too small - don't try it!). I'm hoping some Drops Alpaca will do the trick. Beautiful pattern with clear straightforward instructions, just beware substituting yarn!
Jan 30, 2018 by Mary Aksim
Nov 27, 2017 by musicalpoem
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