If you’re interested, you can find the story behind the name of this pattern at the bottom of this blurb!
This beanie is the companion to the popular Twillingate Beanie. It features a large cable flanked by smaller ones. The size is completely adjustable, and specific instructions are given for sizes premie though adult large. The decrease is written to preserve and showcase the main elements of the pattern.
It has been tested by phenomenal testers, and is easy to read and understand. It is rated as an intermediate level knit due to the cabling. It works up fast, and has a very unique look to it. Once the first few rows are done, you’ll be able to read your knitting to know exactly where you are.
While worsted weight yarn is ideal, any yarn could be used with an appropriate cast on/gauge due to the construction of this beanie. Required needle sizes (US 6 & 8) and approximate yardage for each size (assuming worsted weight) are specified in the patterns.
Please feel free to reach out if you have questions!
The story behind the name…:
When I was 9, I won a tarpon finishing trip to the Florida Keys. Of course, being 9, I took my hero and fishing buddy - my dad! As we were out on the flats, a pair of bright pink birds flew overhead. I was instantly in love (I was 9 and they were pink!) and was convinced they had to be flamingos… Our captain told us that they were actually Roseate Spoonbills - and that was the first time in my life I ever saw one. Ever since, these birds have had a special place in both my heart, and my dad’s. As I got older, any time we encountered this beautiful, pink-hued bird, my dad and I would immediately exchange a photo of it. There was a pair that Dad often used to see on his way to work - and we would recount exactly where they were and what they were doing almost daily… then, one day, they just vanished. He went months without seeing them….
On the day that I was designing this beanie, I got an excited photo message from my dad - the Roseates were back!! I took it as a sign from the universe, and I knew from that instant on that this had to be the Roseate Beanie. It couldn’t have been more perfect: I was working on a beanie that was the same color as the first pair we saw - and it was based around my favorite kind of cable stitch (the braid!). I don’t usually share in progress photos with anyone, but that day, I had sent a photo to my dad to show him what I was working on… The stars just aligned! The day that this beanie was put into the “ready to test” pile was the last day that Dad saw our Roseates. I’m hoping that sharing it with the world will bring them back. <3
Green beanie photo courtesy of AnararchyAlisa (Ravelry).