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prettylittlelie
12-26-2008, 01:23 AM
My husband is a marine, and is currently deployed

Apparently its pretty darn cold in Ramada,
so he and his buddies are right freezing

I'm trying to find a good beanie pattern
It has to be sort of plain, and very warm

Any tried &&true patterns?

campbellmom549
12-26-2008, 01:42 AM
I love this one. As simple as you get. I can knit one in a day. And since the yarn is doubled, it's quite warm. (Much love to a fellow military wife. My husband's Air Force.)

Materials:
About 150 yds of 2 colors of Worsted Weight Yarn or 300 yds of one color
(Yarn will be used double throughout.)
1 pair 16" #10.5 needles (or size needle to get gauge below
1 set #10.5 Double point needles
Large darning needle to weave in ends
Finished Measurements:
Width: 20" (Medium)
Height: 8"
Gauge:
3.5 sts/ 4.5 rows

CO 70 stitches using circular needles.
Join being careful not to twist your cast on and knit 2 rounds.
Purl 1 round.
K 21 rounds (about 5").
*K12, K2tog, repeat from * around.
K 1 round.
*K11, K2tog, repeat from* around.
K 1 row.
*K10, K2tog, repeat from* around.
K 1 round.
*K9, K2tog, repeat from* around.
*K8, K2tog, repeat from* around.
*K7, K2tog, repeat from* around.
*K6, K2tog, repeat from* around.
*K5, K2tog, repeat from* around.
*K4, K2tog, repeat from* around.
*K3, K2tog, repeat from* around.
*K2, K2tog, repeat from* around.
*K1, K2tog, repeat from* around.
*K2tog, repeat from* around.
Cut yarn with about a 6" tail.
Thread needle with tail and thread through remaining stitches.
Weave in ends.