If knitting in the round is new to you (like it is for me), don't forget to put a marker or rubber band on the needle so you can remember where the row starts and ends!
2 x 50g balls yarn (original pattern used "Moda Vera" Cupcake)
6mm double pointed-knitting needles - set of four
Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure
To fit: lady - 56cm
Slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and place at back of work. K next 2 sts from needle, then K2 from cable needle, without twisting them.
Beanie is worked using 2 strands of yarn together.
Using 6mm double-pointed knitting needles cast on 70 stitches evenly over 3 needles.
Knit 6 rows garter stitch.
Rnd 1: *P6, K4, rep from * 6 times.
Rnd 2: Rep rnd 1
Rnd 3: *P6, Cable, rep from *6 times.
Rnd 4-6: Rep rnd 1.
Rep rnds 1 to 4.
Change to stocking stitch and work in rounds until work measures 17cm from beg.
Rnd 1: *K5, K2tog rep from * to end (60sts).
Work 3 rows.
Rnd 5: *K4, K2tog, rep from * to end (50sts).
Work 2 rows.
Rnd 8: *K3, K2tog, rep from * to end (40sts).
Work 1 row.
Rnd 10: *K2, K2tog, rep from * to end (30sts).
Work 1 row.
Rnd 12: *K1, K2tog, rep from * to end. (20sts).
Rnd 13: K2tog to end (10sts).
Cut off yarns and run end through remaining stitches, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.
Cupcake Beanie. Source: Spotlight Knitting Magazine, 2008 Winter Collection