August 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Dove
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
144 - 168 yards (132 - 154 m)
Stretches to fit head circumferences 21-22.5"
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Texture defines this beret (or tam, if you prefer), thanks to the slipped-stitch pattern that creates a woven effect. Nest has two versions: Dove and Hummingbird. If you’re looking for a cozy, quick knit with bold texture, choose a chunky, two-ply yarn and knit Dove. If you’re looking for something a little more subtle and with more drape, choose a single-ply worsted weight yarn with a halo and knit Hummingbird.

Nest is knit in the round from brim to crown. Because nobody likes a sloppy join, the body of the hat is knit in helical stripes. These continuously spiraling stripes allow you to avoid a visible jog in the pattern at the beginning of every round.

The instructions are written.

JenAcknitwear’s video tutorial on knitting helical stripes is terrific. Find it here:

Size: Stretches to fit head circumferences 21-22.5”

Finished Dimensions:
(Measurements taken after blocking)
10.5” diameter across the crown
Band circumference (unstretched): 18”

Materials: 144 yards of chunky weight wool yarn or 168 yards of worsted weight alpaca-wool yarn.
Suggested Yarns: O-Wool Chunky Merino (100% certified organic merino, 106 yds/3.5 oz) and O-Wool Local (50% alpaca from local farms in New Jersey and Pennsylvania-50% certified organic merino; 240 yards/3.5 oz).

Additional Tools & Notions:
Stitch marker
Blunt tapestry needle