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Test Knit - Posted December, 6th

Deep Freeze Knit Beanie (Child)

Jan 10
Hat and Headbands
Est. Yards
0 - 150
Testers Needed
Ravelry - Group or Direct Message

Free Pattern(s)

Payment Notes:

Yarn Requirements

Bulky Weight (two colors)

Sizes Available

One Size (size is easily adjustable and explained in pattern)

Skills Required

Working in the Round


This double brimmed fitted beanie is perfect for chilly walks home from school, or making snow angels on a snow day! This pattern will be a free pattern used by Luke (aka Wool Enthusiast) with Huggable Happiness Corp. (teenage run non-profit) in their effort to compile free patterns for knitters interested in helping create warm hats/mittens/scarves to underprivileged kids in his community.

Note: Test knit will be conducted in this Ravelry thread.

Child (Fits head circumferences 18” – 20” 48-51 cm). Size is easily adjusted and explained in pattern.

Brim diameter: 8” (20 cm) unstretched. Beanie is very stretchy and is designed with 2-4” (5-10 cm) negative ease.
Bottom of brim to crown height: 7.5” (19 cm)


The Petite Wool by We Are Knitters (100% Peruvian Wool; 100 g 3.5 oz; 140 m 153 yds) one skein each in:

  • MC: Navy Blue (approx. 35 g 1.2 oz; 49 m 54 yds needed)
  • CC: Neon Yellow (approx. 20 g .7 oz; 28 m 31 yds needed)

Or similar weight yarn to achieve gauge

Two sets of US9 (5.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge. Pattern can be worked on a short circular, DPNs, or a long circular for the magic loop method.

Crochet hook (for provisional cast-on)
Waste yarn
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker (1)

14 sts / 22 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch using US9 (5.5 mm) needles after a light blocking.

Techniques Required:
Provisional cast-on, joining a double brim, lateral braid (instructions in pattern), knit stitch, basic knitting decreases

Additional Notes:
The pattern is written out, the colorwork is only charted. Pattern has been professionally tech edited by Emily Lipa.

I’m looking for at least three testers.


Testing call posted: December 4, 2019.
Pattern will be sent via dropbox link to Ravelry DM NLT: December 7, 2019. Pattern is currently in final edits with tech editor.
Test deadline: January 10, 2019 (deadline is semi-flexible -- the pattern will be published mid-end of January as part of the Huggable Hapiness Corp’s project).

To successfully complete this test knit, I ask that you:
Track the yardage you use
Let me know any time you have doubt about something in the pattern, you find a mistake (actual or suspected), an instruction seems unclear, etc. If you are wondering about it, I am sure other knitters are too!
Finish your project by the deadline noted above, including blocking and photographing.
Create and complete a project page (including gauge, needles, yarn used, and photos of the finished piece) and link it to the pattern page with the pattern is released. (I’ll let you know in this thread once it is released)
Bonus: If you are willing to share photos on social media (both in progress and of your FO), you would be my hero!

We will primarily communicate via this thread. Feel free to chat as you go. You can also contact my via Ravely PM if the information is private. Check-ins at regular intervals are not required, but I might PM you to see how things are going.

This is a public test, so please feel free to share WIP and FO photos on social media and Ravelry as you go! If you tag @wanderlustfiberarts on Instagram I’ll be sure to see them.

Knitters who complete the test knit (fulfilling the above expectations) will receive:
A copy of the final pattern once released
Credit (by Ravelry username) in the final version of the pattern
Tons of gratitude and good karma for helping a fellow designer-wanna-be out!

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