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Double Crossed

Katie White Designs
Knitting
January 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Reverse stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
165 - 210 yards (151 - 192 m)
19, 20.5, 22 in / 49, 53, 56 cm
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This slouchy beret is worked from the bottom up with a simple ribbed edge. The two-stitch cables grow organically from the ribbing and then criss cross the hat in a lattice. The crown decreases are carefully placed to create an attractive shape to the crown.

The pattern is written for three sizes to ensure a great fit. Using your favourite worsted weight yarn, you can choose to make Double Crossed from the charts or full written instructions, which are included in the pattern.

TO FIT HEAD SIZE (after blocking)
S (M, L)
49 (53, 56)cm
19 (20.5, 22)in

YARN REQUIREMENTS (approx)
150 (170, 190)m/ 165 (185, 210)yds of any worsted weight, heavy DK or light aran yarn.

GAUGE
The UNBLOCKED gauge is 20 sts x 28 rows = 10cm/4in in reverse stocking stitch on 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

NEEDLES
Beret is worked in the round from the brim upward.

3.5mm (US4) 40cm/16in circular needle or DPNs. Or a needle 1mm smaller than the size required to get gauge.

4.5mm (US7) 40cm/16in circular needle and/or a set of 4.5mm (US 7) DPNs. Or the size required to get gauge.

Cable needle

NOTES
Pattern is detailed and includes (amongst other things):

  • charts for the body of the hat & for the crown decreases
  • line-by-line written instructions (alternative to chart)
  • instructions for adding extra slouch

All samples are in the Large size. The cream sample (bottom) used the instructions for adding extra slouch.