When you’re ready to knit, cast on the amount of stitches you need: Knit one, purl one in the round. Tie a loop of yarn and place it on your needle. Lift it from left to right each time you pass it. Knit until your work measures 33 centimeters in total. If you want to fold your beanie over twice to have a chunkier look, knit until it measures 39 centimeters. The next few rounds you’ll knit your stitches together to close the beanie. Like this: Start at the beginning of the round, and lift the first stitch from your left needle to your right. Without knitting it, knit the next two stitches together, and pull the “lifted” stitch over the knit-together stitch. Knit the next three stitches and continue the round like this: intake, knit three, intake, and so on.