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Rock Lobster Beanie Pattern

This super bulky ‘Rock Lobster Beanie’ has a bold design that shows off 3 contrasting colors. I have had these 3 pink, black, and white skeins of Malabrigo Rasta for some time and I just knew I wanted to create something eye-catching. The result ended in this beanie that uses slipped stitches to mimic a fair isle design.  With the slipped stitches, you only use one color per round, making this hat a very beginner friendly knit.

The name ‘Rock Lobster’ comes from my favorite B-52 song (can anyone else hear the opening melody in their head??). I just love it! And the best part of this pattern is that you can knit 3 beanies out of the same 3 skeins of Malabrigo Rasta. Just try switching up the order of the colors and you will have enough yarn.

Using US 15 (10.0mm) needles:
9 sts and 13 rows make a 4” (10cm) square in stockinette stitch, unblocked

76 total yards (125g/70m) of super bulky weight yarn (I used Malabrigo Rasta)
Yardage breakdown (same order as the first photo)
Color A (fuschia): 16 yards (26g/15m)
Color B (natural): 29 yards (48g/27m)
Color C (black): 31 yards (51g/28m)
US 13 (9.0mm) 16” circular needles
US 15 (10.0mm) 16” circular needles
US 15 (10.0mm) double pointed needles
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Skills/stitches Required
Slipped stitches
Decrease stitche: k2tog
Knitting in the round on circular and double pointed needles

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