Bécot by Julie Hoover
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December 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
110 - 150 yards (101 - 137 m)
Adult S (M, L)
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This hat is pure decadence. The yarn used is uniquely hand-spun in a blend of guilt-free mink and luxurious cashmere, resulting in a fabric with a wonderfully soft halo. Knit into a classic slouchy shape, it drapes like a dream and feels even better.

bécot: (french) a small affectionate kiss, as like a peck from a bird. (how to prounounce this word)

Adult Small (Medium, Large)
Fits 18-19 (20-21, 22-23)” head circumference

Jones & Vandermeer Happy Mink
50% Mink 50% Cashmere
120 yards / 110 meters per 50 gram skein
1 skein Main Color (MC) for all sizes
1 skein Contrast Color (CC) for all sizes
Sample shown in colors Squid Ink (MC) and Truffle (CC)

20 stitches and 24 rows = 4”/10 cm, in stockinette stitch
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm, in garter stitch

NEEDLE A (for stockinette stitch)
One 16” circular needle
4.5 mm (US size 7) or size needed to obtain gauge listed
NEEDLE B (for garter stitch)
One 16” circular and 1 set of DPNs
5 mm (US size 8) or size needed to obtain gauge listed

Stitch marker, blunt tapestry needle


Hat is worked in the round from brim to crown.
Use a very gentle hand when working with the suggested yarn, as tugging too firmly could cause the yarn to break.