Montrose by Clare Devine


July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Blocked lace pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
S, M and L (two styles - slouchy and snug)
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A slouchy lace beret knitted in sumptuous merino silk fingering, enough to keep the blustery winds at bay while being a stylish additional to every knitter’s summer wardrobe.

The pattern is available in three sizes (S, M and L) and two fit options, slouchy and snug.


Ginger’s Hand Dyed Splendor (100g / 3.53 oz, 400m / 437 yds, 50% Merino / 50% silk)
45 (50, 55)g
180 (200, 220)m / 197 (219, 240)yds

Slouchy version
Sample shown in the colourway ‘Wine o’Clock’

Fitted version
Sample shown in the colourway ‘Gorblimey’

2.5mm / US 1.5 needles
3.75mm / US 5 needles


28 sts and 48 rows = 10cm / 4” in 3 x 1 twisted rib using 2.5mm needles (blocked)
20 sts and 28 rows = 10cm / 4” in lace pattern using 3.75mm needles (blocked)


Small, medium and large
To fit 48 (53, 58)cm / 19 (21, 23)”
Finished size 38 (43, 48)cm / 15 (17, 19)”

Pattern notes

The pattern is written for two styles, a slouchy hat or a more fitted version. The yarn used in the sample has a high silk content and this adds to the drape of the slouchy version. If you knit this hat with yarn that does not have silk content this will affect the overall drape of the finished item.

The brim of this hat is knitted with significant negative ease. This is to account for the drape of the yarn and ensure a snug fit.

Written and charted instructions included.

You can pre-order thee-book “Head to Toe” (£10)** and each pattern will be sent to you as soon as it is released.** The final e-book will be sent on the 1st of October.

The printed book “Head to Toe” (£12 plus p&p) will be released on 1st October 2014. You can pre-order the book from 7th July. With the purchase of the printed book you will get a unique code to access the e-book and individual patterns as they are released.