Bees are exceptionally clever creatures. Honeybees use their beeswax to create strong and highly efficient honeycomb structures, which they use for accommodation, food storage, and a place to raise their larvae. The ‘Beeswax hat’ celebrates the beauty of this structure.
The Beeswax hat’s honeycomb texture is made up of simple mini-cables, which can be knit without a cable needle. I’ve included instructions for my favourite twist method, which I find intuitive and easy to remember, but you can use any method you prefer.
Materials: Approximately 150 yards of DK or worsted-weight yarn. I used nearly two-thirds of one 100g skein of Vintage Purls Max (a heavy-DK-weight merino/nylon sock yarn). If substituting yarn, I recommend choosing a bouncy merino or other woollen-spun yarn with lots of ‘body’, so the cables are plump and well-defined.
Sizing: This hat is very stretchy, and will fit most adults with a 20” or larger head circumference. Suggestions are included for resizing.
Both charted and written instructions are included.
Pattern is for personal use only.