Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Choo Choo Beanie

I am a little bit addicted to 1930's-1950's magazines, especially crafty ones and just love the very cute children's clothes of that era, little knitted jumpers and jackets with animal / vehicle / pattern motifs are my current favourite. So below is my take on this trend, a knitted beanie with trains running all around. It's an easy pattern and knits up super quick.

2 x 50g Balls DK yarn in different colours (I used Patons fairytale colour 4 me in white and a part ball of sky blue acrylic I inherited.
1 pair 4mm DPN’s

Made to fit a 3 year old boys head. I am currently working on another for a 2 year old using 3.75mm needles

24sts to 10cm

MC, main colour; CC, contrast colour; K, knit; P, purl; M1, make one by picking up loop between stitiches; k2tog, knit 2 stitches together.Any instructions within brackets should be repeated the number of times stated after the brackets.

With MC cast on 95 stitches and join in the round.
1st Round: P all stitches
2nd Round: K all stitches
Repeat these 2 rounds twice more.
7th Round: P.
8th Round: k7, M1 (K9, M1) 9 times, K7 (105 sts)
K 4 more rounds.
Change to CC and k 2 rounds.
Work the 14 rounds of the chart pattern, there are 7 repeats of the pattern.

K 2 rounds in CC.
Change to MC, K 8 rounds.
Crown Decrease:
Next Round: (K19, K2tog) repeat around.
Next Round: K
Next Round: (K18, K2tog) repeat around.
Next Round: K
Repeat these 2 rounds reducing the number of stitches knitted between K2tog by 1 each time until you have 80stitches.
Next Round: (K14, K2tog) repeat around.
Next Round: (K13, K2tog) repeat around.
Continue in this manner, reducing the number of stitches knitted by 1 each round until you have 20 stitches.

Break yarn, thread through remaining 20 stitches and weave in ends.

When working the pattern section be very careful not to pull the yarn too tightly, or once completed the hat will look distorted and won’t fit!

If you would prefer this pattern in pdf format then either click here or email me VerilyVintage (at) aol (dot) com.


  1. Helen said...
    This is perfect for a little boy that I know.

    Thanks for posting it!
    tantehilde said...
    this is great! thank you very much for this pattern!

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