February 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
98 - 120 yards (90 - 110 m)
one size
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A top down slouchy beret style hat with a lace rose pattern at the crown. The yarn over increases and purl rows create the rose shape that gives the hat its name, conrós, meaning dog rose or wild rose as gaeilge. Yarn over increases divide the hat in five, each with a central wee lace rosebud pattern to compliment the crown. The self-striping effect of the yarn gives a lovely sunset effect. A slouchy fit should fit any large child or adult head. Knit here in Drops Big Delight on 5.5 mm needles, it uses less than one skein of yarn. Change to 5 mm for the 2 x 2 rib brim. Block the crown of the hat to show off the pretty lace rose at the centre of the yarn

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Row 36: K1, yo, k2tog, k11, ssk, yo 5 times (70)
Row 37: K
Row 38: K1, yo, k2tog, k11, ssk, yo 5 times (70)