Billo by Ambah O'Brien


April 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in unstretched ribbing
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
140 - 160 yards (128 - 146 m)
M-XL adult
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Billo is a reversible hat featuring subtle chevrons. The simple design worked in worsted weight yarn makes this a quick knit and a great project for beginners. This pattern includes 2 adult sizes; M/L & L/XL - perfect for the larger brained people in your life! For smaller sizes, simply scale down the needles, yarn or both to achieve desired gauge.

Skills required:
Knit, purl, knit in the round, simple decrease.
Easy to follow, written instructions are given.

M/L: 22-24”, 56-61cm circumference (blue sample shown on 22.5”/57cm head)
L/XL: 24-25”, 61-64cm circumference (gold sample shown on 24”/61cm head)

Yarn: 140 - 160 yards/150 – 175m worsted weight yarn
Samples shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (100% superwash merino; 200 yards/182m per skein)
• M/L: “Mineral” colorway
• L/XL: “Nutmeg” colorway
M/L: US 6/4mm and US 7/4.5mm circulars and dpns
L/XL: US 7/4.5mm and US 8/5mm circulars and dpns

Notions: Tapestry needle to weave in ends.
Stitch marker

22 st = 4”/10cm with 4mm needles
20 st = 4”/10cm with 4.5mm needles
in unstretched ribbing

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