Bee Hive Beret by Jennifer Wood

Bee Hive Beret

October 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6.5 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch, see notes
US 7 - 4.5 mm
137 yards (125 m)
small and large
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Beehive is an interesting beret with ridges making circles that grow and shrink with the hat. The gold one reminded me of a beehive while I was making it, hence the name. The stitch pattern seems somewhat complicated at first but has a nice rhythm once practiced.

The pattern has two sizes and is worked in the round.

Yarn: Small: Mirasol Akapana 65% Baby Llama, 25% Merino Wool, 10% Donegal. 95 yds per 50 g skein. Color # 1306, 137 yds. Large: Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Aran 100% Wool. 88m per 50 g slein. Color # 281112, 135 yds.

Needles: Size 7/4.5mm circular needle 16 inches long & size 7/4.5mm double pointed needles.
Other: Stitch Marker

Gauge: Mirasol Akapana 5 sts & 6.5 rows per inch in Stockinette st, 4.5 sts & 4.5 rows in Herringbone Ridge. Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Aran 4.5 sts & 6 rows per inch in Stockinette st, 4 sts and 4 rows in Herringbone Ridge.

Finished size: Small: Brim circumference: 16.5 inches (stretches to fit 17-18 inch circumference), Tam circumference: 30.5 inches. Large: Brim circumference: 19 inches, Tam circumference 34 inches.