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Topdown lace beanie

Knitting
December 2013
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
82 - 87 yards (75 - 80 m)
one size fits many
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With just one skein of this beautifully heather colored wool I figured I could make a beanie. But what if it wasn’t enough? According to the label it only measured 79 m / 87 yd.

I decided to design a pattern knitting top down. That way I could see how far I would get. To gain length I used a nice swirling lace pattern. It worked out perfectly and guess what: I even have a tiny ball left.

The hat is for an average size head. It’s loose and stretches and will fit many sizes. The height of the hat is 8.3 inch / 21 cm, the circumference when laid down flat is 19.7 inch / 50 cm.

What you need is four double pointed knitting needles number 6 (US 10) and 87 yd / 79 m of yarn.

The pattern is available in English and in Dutch.