Anyway, I made this beanie to match. The wool is Bendigo Woollen mills 8 ply which has been hand-dyed with food colour. I love the brightness of this yarn, it's very happy!!! I made this pattern up pretty much as I knitted the beanie, it's not a difficult concept as it just involves gradual decreases. But for those that are interested, I've written up the pattern below.
Here's Lily trying on the beanie; looks cute on !!
sid the clown beanie
DK (8 ply) yarn approx 50grams
4mm needles (4o cm circ or dpns) and whatever option you like best for small circ knitting ~ I used the magic loop method,
one 4mm dpn
cast on 96 stitches, join the round mark with stitchmarker and K2 P2 for 30 rounds.
knit 15 rounds of stocking stitch. While knitting the 15th row place a stitch marker after the 24th, 48th and 72nd stitch. This will give you four markers evenly spaced each quarter of the round.
16th round: K2tog, k22, slip marker, repeat to end of round.
continue decreasing every third row by K2tog after slipping each stitch marker.
When the knitting gets too tight you will need to switch to either dpns, magic loop or two circulars to knit the small circumference.
When You have 12 stitches on the needle you may find it easier to transfer them to one dpn and knit as for an icord.
When you have decreased to 8 stitches continue knitting the icord for an inch(or desired length).
Next row: K2tog, repeat to end. (4 stitches)
Knit next row.
Next row: K2tog twice. (2 stitches)
Next row: K2tog. (1 stitch)
Pull yarn through loop and tie off. Wrap yarn around hand many times to form tassle. Wrap yarn around the tassle end near the hat several times to secure. Cut yarn, and secure the tassle and cut ends of tassles.
The copyright of this pattern remains with myself. This pattern is provided free for personal home use only. Commercial use of this pattern is a violation of the copyright. Selling products made from this pattern is prohibited under the copyright unless express written permission has been granted by myself as of February 11 2009.