Lapsang by Clare Devine
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Lapsang

Knitting
November 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Eyelet pattern worked in the round and blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
87 - 109 yards (80 - 100 m)
S (M, L) To fit: 45 – 50, 50 – 55, 55 – 60cm / 18-20, 20-22, 22-24”
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This hat pattern is part of The Tea Collection – a series of hats celebrating tea and knitting by Clare Devine.

You can purchase the ebook (containing eleven hats, with two bonus cowl patterns) HERE.

You are cordially invited to join us for the (virtual) Tea Party KAL, a celebration of tea, knitting and great company in the spirit of #knitsharelove. For more details pop over to the Ravelry group.

Lapsang

The hat that started The Tea Collection. Lapsang is a quick and easy chunky knit with a lovely eyelet pattern worked in delightfully warm baby Alpaca. Sumptuous and soft this yarn envelopes your head, keeping you warm and stylish on the coldest days. The stitch pattern is truly reversible giving you two fabulous hat options in one. Available in two styles (fitted and slouchy) and three sizes. Choose a bouncier yarn, like Ginger’s Hand Dyed Flumps Chunky for a less slouchy look.

The tea: Lapsang is sometimes referred to as smoked tea, its distinct flavour and aroma comes from the process of roasting the leaves over pinewood. Originally from the Chinese province of Fujian this is certainly an interesting brew.

Materials

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Chunky Baby (Chunky; 100% Baby Alpaca; 99m / 108 yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Dove; 1 x 100g skein

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Flumps Chunky (Chunky, 100% Merino; 100m / 109 yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Tink; 1 x 100g skein

Optional: ready made pom pom or yarn for creating a pom pom.

See notes about yardage and creating a pom pom from your remaining yarn.

5mm / US8 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)

6.5mm / US10.5 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)

6.5mm / US10.5 set of DPNs for crown decreases, or longer circular needle for magic loop

One stitch marker (or 10 (11, 12) stitch markers if you wish to mark each repeat
Tapestry needle

Gauge

15 sts and 20 rnds over 10cm / 4in of eyelet pattern worked in the rnd and blocked, using 6.5mm / US10.5 needles.

17 sts and 28 rnds over 10cm / 4in of 2x1 twisted rib worked in the rnd and blocked, using 5mm / US8 needles.

Sizes

S (M, L)
To fit head circumference: 45 – 50 (50 – 55, 55 – 60)cm / 18-20 (20-22, 22-24)in
Finished hat circumference (unstretched): 40 (44, 48) cm / 15.75 (17.25, 19)in
Finished length from brim to crown, fitted version: 23cm / 9in
Finished length from brim to crown, slouchy version: 25.5cm / 10in