Tallkotte Beret by Stina Berggren

Tallkotte Beret

April 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
135 - 150 yards (123 - 137 m)
Circumference 15.5" (39 cm) brim with lots of ease to fit a wide range of head sizes, length 8.5" (21,5 cm)
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Tallkotte is the Swedish word for pinecone. Pine trees and pinecones are what I see when I close my eyes and think of my childhood. I grew up on the east coast of Sweden, with tall pine trees and fine white sand beaches. I’d spend endless hours searching for the perfectly shaped stone, sea glass and pinecones. The stones and smooth glass would go into my pockets and be treasured in pretty boxes, the pinecones I’d throw in to the sea and watch them float away towards the horizon, or I’d just throw them at my siblings.

Let your new hat accompany you on walks in the forest, or let it be the forest you bring with you in your heart and on your head!

Tallkotte Beret is a quick knit with a lace pattern that is easy to memorize. It is perfect for when you want an instant gratification project or need a last minute gift.

Needle: US 3 (3 mm) 16’’ (40 cm) and US 5 (3.5 mm) 16’’ (40 cm) circular needles and US 5 (3.5 mm) dpns.
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% merino wool, DK weight - 225 yards (205 meters) / 100 grams) 1 Skein in Earl Grey.
Yardage: Approximately 135 yards (123 meters).
Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rounds = 4’’(10 cm) with US 5 (3.5 mm) needle in pattern after blocking. Make sure to knit your swatch in the round.
Other notions: 1 stitch marker. Tapestry needle.

The beret is knit in the round with written and charted instructions.

The pattern has been both tech edited and test knit.