Fern by Melissa LaBarre

Fern

Knitting
September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in fern stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
240 yards (219 m)
17¾" [45 cm] brim circumference and 9½" [24cm] brim to crown
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Beret is intended to be worn with several inches of negative ease at brim

yarn
owl / chamomile 312
2 skeins

needles
16” circular needle in size US 6 4 mm
16” circular needle in size US 7 4.5 mm
Set double-pointed needles in size US 7 4.5 mm

notes
Inspired by the rustic (but soft!) nature of Owl, little ferns grow neatly from the brim before melding into the point of the crown.

skills required
long-tail cast on, working in the round, increasing, decreasing
charts and line-by-line instructions included
tutorial link provided for the long-tail cast on