My Amber Beanie is another version of my Bon-fire beanie. I use a different row count and found a new yarn I love using on my Addi, For this tutorial I will be using my Addi Express – King sized. My Crocheters Can Knit Too blog post covered how the Addi knitting machines have forever upped my market prep game. The Addi definitely takes some getting used to, but once you master it, it’s life altering. Okay maybe not life altering, but definitely crafty-life altering.
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- Addi Express King
- 1 skein Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in your choice of color.
- You can use another yarn of similar weight, but just be aware that some yarns may be a bit more finicky than others.
- Caron One Pound
- Big Twist Value from Joanns
- A couple yards of scrap yarn in a contrasting color.
- Yarn Needle
Amber Beanie Tutorial
The video below will show you all the steps start to finish of how to make the Amber Beanie on your Addi Express King. It is aimed at beginner/intermediate machine users. If you are a beginner just learning to work with your machine, check out my Bonfire Beanie Tutorial first. If you are familiar with the basic casting on and off of your machines, then feel free to skip right to the written pattern for the row count. I cannot wait to see all the adorable beanies you make!
Cast on with the yarn of your choice for your beanie.
Make 130-135 rows on with your Addi making sure to watch for any dropped stitches along the way. Leave a 10″-24″ tail and snip yarn.
Use waste yarn (yarn of a contrasting color) and make 5-7 more rows.
Cast off the Addi Express.
Use a yarn needle with the 10″-24″ tail you left on the project to pick up every stitch (go to the minute marker 7:30 in the video if you need help with this step).
Remove waste yarn.
Pull one end of the project inside of the other making sure the “knit” side is on the outside.
Pull the tails on both ends one at a time cinching the tops closed.
Tie tails together to secure the hat and weave in the ends.
Congrats on making your first Amber beanie!
Hatters gonna Hat
I don’t think I will ever get sick of making Amber Beanies on my Addi King. Nor will I ever get sick of covering up my bad hair days with dry shampoo and a new beanie fresh off the machine. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you make this cute little hat in all the colors!
Not only do these hats make great market items and gifts, but the Addi Express allows us to do something else now too. These hats would make great charity items. Many homeless in colder states could use winter wear garments to protect them from winter weather. So if you are looking to clear out some old worsted weight yarn from your stash, consider donating to your local shelters, or maybe even starting your own little charity!