Bushwalk Beanie by Amy van de Laar

Bushwalk Beanie

March 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Fern fronds pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
21-23" head, with suggestions for resizing
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A cosy hat to keep you warm on your wanderings, inspired by the fronds of New Zealand’s native ferns such as the iconic ponga tree. The fern-frond stitch pattern is formed with simple lace increases and decreases.

When knit in a possum-blend yarn, the Bushwalk Beanie is particularly lightweight, soft, and warm! One ball of Zealana Kauri Fingering is enough for a hat that weighs only 40 grams, and folds up easily to stash in your backpack.

Skills needed include simple lace, knitting in the round, and an optional tubular cast on.

Materials: 1 ball of Zealana Kauri Fingering (60% NZ merino, 30% possum, 10% silk; 167yds/153m per 40g ball) in ‘Waikura’, or 160 yards / 146 metres of fingering-weight yarn.

Sizing: One size, to fit a medium adult woman’s head, with 21-23”/53-58cm circumference.
Finished measurements:
19”/48cm circumference, and 8.25”/21cm length.
Suggestions are included for resizing by adding or omitting pattern repeats.

Charts and written instructions are both provided in full.

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