By: Joan McLeod

ABBREVIATIONS
CN-cable needle
ALT=alternate
PM=place your marker
P2TOG=purl 2 together
K2TOG=knit 2 together
C2B=slip 1 stitch to cn and hold at back of work K1 then K1 from cn.
C4B=slip 2 stitches to cn and hold at back of work K2 then K2 fro cn.
C6F=slip 3 stitches to cn and hold at front of work, K3 then K3 fro cn.
C6B=slip 3 stitches to cn and hold at back of work, K3 then K3 from cn.
C5F=slip 3 stitches to cn and hold at front of work, P2 then K3 from cn.
C5B=slip 2 stitches to cn and hold at back of work, K3 then P2 fro cn.
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BLOCK A=multiple of 4 stitch, cable on 3rd row.
Row 1,2 & 4 Knit, Row 3
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BLOCK B= OVER 25 STITCHES, ROUNDS 1 & 2 SETTING THE STITCH
PATTERN AND ONCE YOU HAVE SET THE PATTERN YOU WILL ONLY
WORK FROM ROUNDS 3-10.

ROUND 1=k3, p4, k6, p4, k6, p2
ROUND 2= and every alt round is knit all knit stitches and purl all purl
(until you start on the crown decrease) stitches as they appear in the
round.
ROUND 3=k3, p4, *C6F, p4, C6F, p2.
ROUND 5=C5L, C5R, C5L, C5R, c5L.
ROUND 7=p2, C6B, p4, C6B, p4, k3.
Round 9=C5R, C5L, C5R, c5L, C5R.
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PLEASE READ THE PATTERN CAREFULLY BEFORE STARTING,
THIS WILL GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF HOW IT IS TO BE KNIT.
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ABOUT ME
This pattern was designed with fishing in mind, My dad taught me to knit
when I was about 5, He fished all his working life, his week started on
Monday and ended on Thursday night, as that was the last landing day of
the week on the Isle of Scalpay. The Island of Scalpay was and still is a
small fishing village, hence the name of my design. My mum did not have
time to teach me as she had six of us to look after and she knitted for
the local knitting co-op.
If you think of 2 halves then this is how you will be knitting the beanie,
on circular needles, the back and front will be mirror images of each
other. Once you start knitting it will become clear.
MATERIALS
YOU WILL NEED APPROX 100G/3.5OZS OR 140 YARDS OF WORSTED
WOOL. YOU CAN MAKE A SWATCH BUT FOR THIS HAT IT IS NOT
NECESSARY.
14-16 STITCH PER 4 INCH, US NEEDLE SIZE 9-10. FOR THIS ONE I
USED RIO DE LA PLATA KETTLE DYES 1005 PURE NEW WOOL
(AVAILABLE FROM MY WEBSITE www.calanacrafts.co.uk) I USED
APPROX 70G FROM THE SKEIN SO YOU CAN ALWAYS DIG INSIDE
YOUR STASH.
SET OF NEEDLES=40CM CIRCULAR SIZE US9 (5.5MM) + SET OF 4
DPNS=IN SAME SIZE YOU DECIDE TO USE (FOR FINISHING THE

CROWN). 2 STICH MARKERS WILL ALSO BE HELPFUL.
SIZE FOR THIS BEANIE HAT=WILL FIT CHILD AGE 5-10 YEARS.
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NOW WE ARE READY TO BEGIN
MAIN PART OF BEANIE
Using your circular needle cast on 90 stitches. And working in the round
being careful not to twist,
ROUND 1=PM **p3, k4 (this is your C4B or Block A we will now call this
A), p3, Set Block B (we will now call this B) over the next 25 stitches, p3,
A, p3, PM, then from ** to marker, this is round 1 complete.
ROUND 2=Knit all knit stitches and purl all purl stitches as they appear.
ROUND 3=continue with the work follow round 3 of patt A & B and
keeping the 3 purl stitches in-between.
ROUND 4=As round 2, this completes the first pattern A,
Now keeping patt A correct work through to row 10, this will then
complete patt B.
Keeping the 3 purl stitches in-between the patt blocks work round 3-10
twice and 3-8 once so that your decrease round will start at round 9.
BEGIN DECREASE ROUND
ROUND 1=With marker in place first Decrease round= *p2, P2tog, C2B,
p2tog, p2, patt B, p2, p2tog, C2B, p2tog, p2 then from * to marker.
ROUND 2=knit all knit stitches and purl all purl rows
ROUND 3=*p1, p2tog, C2B, p2tog, p8, k2tog 3 times, p4, k2tog 3 times,
p3, p2tog, C2B, p2tog, p1, then from * to end of marker
ROUND 4=purl all stitches apart from the C2B which will be knit
stitches.
ROUND 5=*p2tog, C2B, p2tog, cont purling all stitches until you come to
2 stitches before the C2B, p2tog, then C2B, p2tog, and work from * to
end.
ROUND 6=as round 4 but when you come to the 2 stitches in-between
the C2b p2tog, and your beg of round will now begin at C2B so place
marker here.
ROUND 7=C2B, *p2tog, p8, p2tog, p7, p2tog*, C2B, p2tog, C2B, then
from *-* once to marker. You should have 46 stitches here.
ROUND 8=knit all knit stitches and purl all purl stitches. Work this
round until the last 2 stitches. Place your marker here as this will now

become the beg of the round.
ROUND 9=C4B (on this round only there are 5 stitches so place the
first 3 stitches onto cn to back of work, knit 2 stitches and knit 2
stitches together and knit 1 from cn, so this is now the 4 stitch cable you
originally set out with)
*p2tog, p6, p2tog, p6, p2tog*, C4B then from * to *
ROUND 10=knit all knit stitches, purl all purl stitches.
ROUND 11=*knit 4, p2tog, p4, p2tog, p5, p2tog, then from * to end
marker
ROUND 12= as round 10 (this is where I changed to my dpns)
ROUND 13=*C4B, p2tog, p3, p2tog, p3 p2tog, and from * to end of
round.
ROUND 14= as round 10.
ROUND 15=*k4, p2tog, p2tog, p1, p2 tog, p2tog and from * to end of
round.
ROUND 16=as round 10.
ROUND 17=*C4B, p2tog, p1, p2tog and from * to end of round.
You should now have 14 stitches left and this is the last round, leave a
tail and cut the wool, The tail gets threaded through the remaining 14
stitches , gather tightly, and stitch into place, Sew up any loose ends you
may have and your beanie is ready to wear.
Enjoy......

About the Author:

I'm Joan from Kyles Scalpay, on the Isle of Harris.  A small
island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.   Born and brought up on the Island of Scalpay where my family home is, but I did not move very far, just across the water. I was taught to knit by my dad Donald as mum Margaret did not have the time to teach me, (she had her own knitting to do to as she knitted for the local co-operative Scalpay Isle Knitwear). Dad was a fisherman until he retired due to ill health 10 years ago (2 brain tumours), and when I first started knitting it was socks, The only thing I could not do then was turn the heel, so when he was fishing my gran's would help me,  I think this is where I got the knitting bug....Socks are always on my needles, and I dye my own one of a kind skeins of sock yarn.  Knitting is very relaxing, once I start on a piece I can't wait to see what it looks like, and if I don't like it then I tweak a bit..It's amazing what you come up with.  I also taught myself to sew and when I'm in the mood you'll find me playing with Harris Tweed.  I try and keep up with my blog http://www.calanacrafts.blogspot.com and also my website www.calanacrafts.co.uk