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Principessa Beret

Knitting
January 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
186 - 229 yards (170 - 209 m)
ladies small, medium, large
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What’s your princess style? Pampered or passionate, petulant or playful, philosophical or philanthropic, physically fit…no matter what your princess style from Italian Principessa to Celtic Warrior Goddess, this richly cabled beret will serve you well. The pattern is fully charted. It is also the perfect match for my Principessa fingerless gloves.
This tam is worked in the round from the band to the crown. Pure wool or wool blends are recommended.
Three sizes and two styles should ensure something for every Principessa! Enjoy!

Sizes: Ladies Small, Medium, Large (s, m, l)
To fit head circumference: 53.3, 55.8, 58.4 cm (21, 22, 23 in.)

Styles: Traditional or Slouchy

N.B. Sizes for this hat affect the ribbed band only.
Due to the nature of the cable and lace pattern, the number of stitches for the body of the hat is the same for all sizes. The slouchier style has a longer lace repeat than the traditional style.

Yarn:
Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 ply, 100% Merino wool
181 m (198 yds)/ 50g ball
Sample shown: Size Medium, Traditional Style—42g, 152 m (166 yds)
Traditional style, all sizes: 1 ball (50g)
Slouchy style, all sizes: 2 balls (100g)

If substituting with another fingering weight yarn the suggested number of metres (yards) required is:
Traditional: 170, 175, 180 m (186, 191, 197 yds)
Slouchy: 200, 205, 210 m (218, 224, 229 yds)
Actual amounts may vary greatly. If in doubt, 210 m (230 yds) should be enough for any size in either style!

Gauge
28 sts over 10 cm (4 in.) in stockinette with larger needles

Equipment:
One set each: 2.75 mm (UK/CDN 12, US 2) and
3.25 mm (UK/(cad) 10, US 3) double pointed needles (dpns)
(or the size needles required to achieve the recommended gauge)
If you prefer working with the magic loop technique you can use
circular needles instead.

Cable needle or spare double pointed needle for working cables.
Stitch markers, one of which should be unique.
Tapestry Needle or crochet hook for weaving in ends.