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Arbacia

Woolly Wormhead
Knitting
January 2008
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in unblocked Stocking Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
190 - 280 yards (174 - 256 m)
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Berets are said to be ‘in’ this season, but they never really go out of vogue. Classic and elegant, this version has a gentle drape and using sock yarn, is light yet warm enough for spring evenings. Constructed sideways by knitting on straight needles, using short rows for shaping and provisional cast-on then Kitchener stitch for a perfect, seam-free finish.

This Hat pattern is ideal for those who love a different technique, or who loathe working in the round or fighting with dpns. The gentle cables provide an elegant and stable brim, whilst the body with its eyelets provide a casual, generous shape.

Pattern is provided in both written and charted format and is knit from side to side.

Sizes:
To fit size: S (M, L), 19 (21, 22) inches, 48.25 (53.25, 56) cm
Finished size: 18.75 (20.5, 21.75) inches, 47.5 (52, 55.25) cm

Materials:
100g/256m/280yds Natural Dye Studio Caress Sock
OR 100g/320m/350yds Koigu Premium Merino
Pair of 3mm straight needles
Approx. 2m waste yarn

Gauge:
26sts x 34rows to 10cm/4inches

Skills required:
* Knit and purl stitches
* Simple cables
* Basic lace - eyelets
* Provisional cast-on
* Kitchener stitch
* Short rows (w&t)

PDF file size: 1MB, image res. 300DPI

Technical editor: Tana Pageler