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Beaded Pillbox Hat

Knitting
January 1999
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st using #3 needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Head circumference: 22"; Depth: 7"

Beads required:

  • Approx 600 assorted beads, a mix of triangle beads and sizes 5/0 and 6/0 seed beads in assorted colors and matte/shiny finishes.
  • Two each 5/8”/15mm flat teardrop beads in matte metallic copper and 3/8”/10mm faeted matte amber tubular beads.
  • One 3’4”/20mm faceted gold metallic bicone bead, for crown center.

From pattern description:

“Knit-in beads add new dimension to the pillbox, a ’60s wardrobe staple. Designed by Nadia Severns, it features a criss-crossed rolled band, beaded crown decreases, and an elaborate tassel.”