The Spire by Miranda Davies

The Spire

September 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
Medium - to fit head 22 - 25 inches in circumference
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Twisting cables travel up this elegant topper, inspired by cathedral architecture.

Columns meet in groups of three, forming gothic arches which are framed by barley-twist columns.

This elegant and classical beanie is just the thing to provide you with a little chic on winter walks or your way to work. Make it in cream (for a little neo-classical elegance) or kick it right into the twenty-first century by making it in neon yellow or eye-popping pink.

The hat can easily be made in a day and as such is the perfect last-minute gift.

The pattern comes charted or you can choose to work from the written instructions.

(And yes, architecture purists - there are barley-sugar columns and gothic arches - in the same design. I know! The horror!)