Arbacia by Woolly Wormhead
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January 2008
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
250 - 304 yards (229 - 278 m)
18, 20, 22 in / 45.75, 50.75, 56 cm
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Knit sideways, this warm and drapey beret features a cable and eyelet brim, and striking eyelet detail on the body. As it’s knit from side to side, you can check your sizing and adjust as necessary quite easily!

205 (241, 261) yd/187 (220, 238) m
43yd/39m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
4Ply or fingering weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Pair 3mm/UK11/US2½ straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
3mm crochet hook
Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Alisha Goes Around Richness of Martens Fingering (400yd/366m per 115g; 75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk)
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

29 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St.
22 st cable+lace brim panel = 1.75in/4.5cm on 3mm needles

To fit size: 18 (20, 22) in/45.75 (50.75, 56) cm
Finished size: 16 (18, 19.25) in/40.5 (45.75, 49) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, short rows (w&t), provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch, basic lace (eyelets)

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional cast-on & Kitchener Stitch

Fit is determined by row gauge – if your gauge differs, simply work more or fewer panels to achieve the desired size.

Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

Originally published January 2008; revised & republished January 2015.
PDF file size: 3.2MB
Product code: WW098KArbacia
Technical editor: Tana Pageler