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Adult Beanie – Christmas Plum Pudding

This Christmas Knitting pattern shows you how to make a knitted plum pudding beanie suitable for an adult sized head.

By CraftBits (Shellie Wilson)

What you need:

You will need 1 -50g ball of brown and 1 -50g ball of white
Small amount of green and red
Using 8 ply and Size 8 US (4 mm) needles

Instructions:

Cast on 94 sts

Row 1 k into the back of every st to the end

Row 2 rib ( k2 p2 )

Continue in rib for 10 rows

Now change to stocking stitch for 20 rows

Begin shaping your icing

Join on your white

K4 white 16 brown. 2 white. 10 brown. 3 white. 16 brown. 4 white. 16 brown 3 white 10 brown. 2 white 6 brown.

P 4 brown 4 white. 9 brown. 5 white. 14 brown 6 white 14 brown. 7 white. 6 brown 4 white 14 brown 5 white.

K7 white 4 brown. 1 white 6 brown 6 white. 4 brown. 9.white. 5 brown 2 white 5 brown

10 white 10 brown 7 white. 7 brown 9 white.

P11 white. 4 brown. 9 white. 8 brown. 12 white. 3 brown. 4 white. 3 brown. 21 white. 4 brown. 3 white. 2 brown. 8 white.

K 14 white. 2 brown. 23 white. 1 brown. 6 white. 1 brown. 14 white. 6 brown. 25 white.

P 26 white 4 brown. 62 white.

K63 white. 2 brown. 27 white.

P all stitches in white

K1 row white.

P1 row white.

Continuing in white begin to decrease for top of hat.

( k12 k2 tog) to the end.
P1 row

( k11 k2 tog) to the end.
P 1 row

( k 10 k2 tog) to the end.
P1 row

( k 9 k2 tog ) to the end.
P1 row

Continue in this sequence

K2 tog to the end
P 1 row

Repeat the last 2 rows once more.

Break off yarn and thread through remaining stitches and secure.

To make the holly leaves you will need a small amount of green.

Using Size 8 US (4 mm) needles

Cast on 15 sts

Beginning with a p row st- st 3 rows.

K1 (wrap yarn around needle ( yrn ) Twice k2 tog then transfer this last st back onto the left- hand needle and k it again repeat the the transfer once more) repeat the bracket section to the end.

( p1 p next loop drop the next loop ) to the last st p1.

K1 row
P
Cast off.

Fold the cast on sts in half and stitch together now do the same with the cast off sts

Stitch the two sides together so that they become the centre vain of the leaf.

To make the berries

Using a small amount of red
Cast on 10 sts
P1 row
K1 row
P1 row
Cast off.

With the wrong side on the outside, roll up to form a ball and secure.

All done!

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