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Mrs. Jekyll & Little Hyde

Knitting
October 2013
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
27 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in Stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
359 - 490 yards (328 - 448 m)
S,M,L (for measurements see below)
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Mrs. Jekyll & Little Hyde is a reversible hat in light fingering weight wool that will still keep you warm, because of its two layers. The beret style hat can be worn either on it’s feminine lace side with the lining peeping discreetly through, or on the sporty side with narrow stripes on bolder contrast colour and tiny little eyelets near the brim.

Both sides share the same ribbing, which is worked at the start in only one layer to reduce any bulk near the face. The brim is attached seamlessly to both the lace and the stripe hat The brim is attached seamlessly to both the lace and the stripe hat, by using a simple technique that I “unvented” (in the words of Elizabeth Zimmermann).
A photo tutorial explains this innovative and new construction that integrates both sides of the hat to the ribbing.

Tip: It is best to choose a contrast colour that is different than one’s haircolour, so that it will pop through the lace and not look like it’s just the hair underneath the lace…

If you’d like to substitute the yarn, please bear in mind that the yarn used here is a “light fingering” yarn and should better be substituted with a lace yarn that has similar yardage. Usual fingering or sock-yarn tend to be heavier and might result in a bigger sized hat.

Gauge:
27sts and 40 rows in 10 cm/4” in Stocking stitch
on 3mm/ US 2.5 needles, after blocking.
30sts and 44 rows in 10 cm/4” in Stocking stitch
on 2,5mm/ US 1.5 needles, after blocking.
32 sts and 44 rows in 10 cm/4” in k1,p1 ribbing
on 2,5mm/ US 1.5 needles, after blocking.

Sizes: Sizes given for unworn hat (unstretched).
Small:
Circumference brim: 38 cm / 15 inches
Circumference body: 48 cm / 18.5 inches
Length: 22 cm / 8.5 inches

Medium:
Circumference brim: 42 cm / 16,5 inches
Circumference body: 53cm / 20.5 inches
Length: 22 cm / 8.5 inches

Large:
Circumference brim: 45 cm / 18 inches
Circumference body: 56 cm / 22.5 inches
Length: 25,5 cm / 10 inches

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
All techniques and methods are either explained in the pattern itself with attached photo tutorials, or links are provided that point to web-tutorials.