Heartpops is a sweet beanie with a texture that really pops! Its embossed hearts are framed by a lattice that flows out of the ribbing, around the hearts, and into a star-shaped crown.
If you prefer a slouchy tam to a beanie shape, that’s simple - it’s all down to how you block it. Add a pompom if you wish—the bigger the better!
Skills & Techniques
Knitting in the round
m1 increases and the occasional special increase and decrease
Charts and written instructions are both provided in full
2 balls of Wool Days Scout (100% organic merino; 114yds/104m per 50g ball), or 89 [117, 182, 222] yards / 81 [107, 166, 203] metres of DK-weight yarn. Sample colourway: ‘Winter’s Day’
US 6 / 4mm circular needles (or needle size that gives you the right gauge)
The same size needles for working a small circumference in the round
A cable needle (optional)
3.3”/8.5cm pompom maker (optional)
A stitch marker, and a needle for weaving in the ends
15 [17.5 20, 22.5]” / 38 [44.5, 51, 57]cm circumference; 5.5 [6.4, 7.8, 8.6]” / 14 [16.25, 19.8, 21.8]cm length, not including pompom
Size options: Child S [Child L, Adult S, Adult L], to fit 16 [18, 21, 23]” / 41 [46, 53, 58]cm head circumference. Shown in Adult S
Note: the child sizes have one row of hearts, while the adult sizes have two.