This Christmas Knitting pattern shows you how to make a knitted plum pudding beanie suitable for an adult sized head.
What you need
You will need 1 -50g ball of brown and 1 -50g ball of white
Small amount of green and red
Using 8 ply and Size 8 US (4 mm) needles
Cast on 94 sts
Row 1 k into the back of every st to the end
Row 2 rib ( k2 p2 )
Continue in rib for 10 rows
Now change to stocking stitch for 20 rows
Begin shaping your icing
Join on your white
K4 white 16 brown. 2 white. 10 brown. 3 white. 16 brown. 4 white. 16 brown 3 white 10 brown. 2 white 6 brown.
P 4 brown 4 white. 9 brown. 5 white. 14 brown 6 white 14 brown. 7 white. 6 brown 4 white 14 brown 5 white.
K7 white 4 brown. 1 white 6 brown 6 white. 4 brown. 9.white. 5 brown 2 white 5 brown
10 white 10 brown 7 white. 7 brown 9 white.
P11 white. 4 brown. 9 white. 8 brown. 12 white. 3 brown. 4 white. 3 brown. 21 white. 4 brown. 3 white. 2 brown. 8 white.
K 14 white. 2 brown. 23 white. 1 brown. 6 white. 1 brown. 14 white. 6 brown. 25 white.
P 26 white 4 brown. 62 white.
K63 white. 2 brown. 27 white.
P all stitches in white
K1 row white.
P1 row white.
Continuing in white begin to decrease for top of hat.
( k12 k2 tog) to the end.
( k11 k2 tog) to the end.
P 1 row
( k 10 k2 tog) to the end.
( k 9 k2 tog ) to the end.
Continue in this sequence
K2 tog to the end
P 1 row
Repeat the last 2 rows once more.
Break off yarn and thread through remaining stitches and secure.
To make the holly leaves you will need a small amount of green.
Using Size 8 US (4 mm) needles
Cast on 15 sts
Beginning with a p row st- st 3 rows.
K1 (wrap yarn around needle ( yrn ) Twice k2 tog then transfer this last st back onto the left- hand needle and k it again repeat the the transfer once more) repeat the bracket section to the end.
( p1 p next loop drop the next loop ) to the last st p1.
Fold the cast on sts in half and stitch together now do the same with the cast off sts
Stitch the two sides together so that they become the centre vain of the leaf.
To make the berries
Using a small amount of red
Cast on 10 sts
With the wrong side on the outside, roll up to form a ball and secure.