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Here you'll find tales of my domestic adventures and my mostly free knitting and quilting patterns. My most popular patterns include monster baby booties, ski hat with ear flaps, Lotus baby blanket, and men's cable hat.

Blue Star Beanie Pattern

Published by Shana | Filed under Free, Knitting, Patterns

Today was the pinnacle of Fall.

After a walk to the coffee shop under trees ablaze in orange and yellow, there was football and knitting. Acorn squash and apple cider are on the menu for dinner. Politicians are slipping flyers in the door. I might make an apple crisp real quick just to make sure that maximum autumn saturation has been obtained.

Quick! Add pumpkin to something!

Quick! Add pumpkin to something!

The 50 degree weather was the perfect opportunity for the fella to take his new hat on it’s maiden journey. It’s knit with just under half a skein of fingering weight yarn, which makes it just warm enough for these days when it’s just a bit too cold to go hatless, but too warm for the winter hats.


Not feminine yet not boring to make. What more could you ask for in a dude's hat?

Not feminine yet not boring. What more could you ask for in a dude’s hat?

Named for the restaurant where my knitting group meets, Blue Star is comprised of twisted stitches. It is deceptively stretchy for the amount of texture  going on. The twisted stitches are also quick to work if you get the hang of cabling without a cable needle.

He's cute.

He’s cute.

October 20th, 2013
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7 Responses to “Blue Star Beanie Pattern”

  1. C Says:

    Unable to download pattern as “free.” PayPal requiring payment.

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  2. Shana Says:

    Oops. Fixed now.

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  3. Heather K Says:

    Regardlessof which icon I click, I get a message that it is generating a print-friendly copy but nothing happens, just spins its wheels. What a shame! It looks like a very nice hat, one my husband would actually wear.

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  4. Shana Says:

    The link is in the text, not the icons – http://www.ravelry.com/dls/needyl/179004?filename=Blue_Star.pdf

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  5. Susie In Phx Says:

    Nothing on Ravelry for Needyl other than the Izmir hat & blog list. Cant download from any of the links on this page. A shame since I love the patt.

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  6. Shana Says:

    All of the patterns posted on this site are listed on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/needyl
    You can also find that by searching patterns for “needyl” which brings up this source page.

    The Rav page for this pattern is here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blue-star-beanie or you can download it directly via the “buy now” button after the first photo in the above post.

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  7. Ramiro Says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I went away with it ileideatmmy, finishing the whole thing in one day.I even managed to line the headband the next day with some supersoft fleece My ears have never been cosier

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