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Bóithrín

Knitting
January 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in St st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
15 [17, 20] inches
This pattern is available for free.

Bóithrín (pronounced ‘Boreen’) is Irish for ‘a little road’

My little boy loves cars. And trucks. And bikes. And aeroplanes. And motorbikes. And lorries. And diggers. And cranes. And trains. And buses, which is pretty handy, as we live in a bus. It doesn’t matter whether it’s an old rusty banger or slick stickered racing car, if it moves and makes a noise, he wants one.

And so this Hat, inspired by race tracks, road markings and tyre treads came to be. Bóithrín is the perfect Hat for little boys obsessed with vehicles; a modern take on the classic instarsia motif pieces, and the perfect project to practice a few new techniques.

Sizes:
15 (17, 20) inches, shown in largest size
Finished Measurements
Circumference: 12¼ (14¾, 17¼) inches
Length: 5¾ (6¼, 6¾) inches

Materials:
Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted (100% Merino Superwash; 95 yards/86 meters per 1.75 ounce/50 gram skein);

Beanie version:
Chocolate (MC); 1 skein
Pistachio (CC); 1 skein

Square top version:
Pistachio (MC); 1 skein
Teal (CC); 1 skein

Recommended needle sizes
US #7/4.5mm straight needles
US H-8/5 mm crochet hook
Do not hesitate to change needle size to obtain correct gauge.
Notions
Tapestry needle
Approximately 2 meters waste yarn

Gauge:
20 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches in St st