Bellefleur by Woolly Wormhead


November 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
3.25 mm (D)
143 - 284 yards (131 - 260 m)
17, 20, 23 in/43.25, 51, 58.5 cm

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The cables on this brim follow though into the body where they mingle with a delicate leaf lace pattern creating an intricate and beautiful pattern. The deep brim enhances the slouch, and can be worked shorter for a beret finished if preferred.

This Hat used a combined cast-on method to create the best finish, and instructions are included for that.

143 (218, 249) yd/131 (199, 227) m
35yd/32m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Heavy 4ply or Sports weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ & 3.25mm/UK10/US3 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Renaissance Dyeing Troubadour 4ply (376yd/344m per 100g; 100% Organic Poll Dorset)
Shown in size 23in/58.5cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Briggs & Little Sport (430yd/393m per 113g/4oz; 100% Wool)

24 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St.
19 sts x 21.5 rows to 2.5in/6.5cm on 3mm needles over brim pattern

To fit size: 17 (20, 23) in/43.25 (51, 58.5) cm
Finished size: 15 (17.5, 20) in/38 (44.5, 51) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, cables

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons

A greater range of sizes can be achieved through changing the needle size and/or yarn.

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 November 2010; revised & republished February 2015
PDF file size: 2.9MB
Product code: WW124KBellefleur
Technical editors: Heather Murray and Tana Pageler