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Union Station beret

Knitting
December 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 yards (183 m)
One size fits most
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During the chilly months of winter, you can never have too many hats to choose from – especially on those days when you want a little bit of cabled style while rushing through the city. The Union Station beret is a small but beautiful canvas to practice working cables, and is a welcome accessory knit for a variety of worsted weight yarns – you might even have something waiting in your stash. Worked here with wonderfully wooly and soft Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, the Union Station beret will be a comfortable and stylish accessory for your winter wardrobe.

Many thanks to Dan Petre / MrPeachtree for the photographs and Peggy Stockton / pegthestashbuster for modelling!

MATERIALS
• Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted 225 yds/205m per 100g skein; 100% wool, 1 skein OR 200 yds of similar 100% wool worsted-weight yarn
• 4.5mm 16” circular needle AND double-pointed needles (OR, needle size required to obtain pattern gauge)
• 3.5mm 16” circular needle (OR needle size 2 sizes smaller than that required to obtain pattern gauge)
• Cable needle
• Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle

SIZING
• One size fits most.
• When finished, blocked, and laid flat, hat diameter measures 10.5 ins (across the centre of the beret “circle”)

GAUGE
• 18 sts/24 rounds over 4 ins in stockinette stitch on 4.5mm needles.

SKILLS
To execute this pattern, knitters will be required to:
• Work in the round
• Work knit and purl sts
• Work increases (m1) and decreases (k2tog, p2tog, slk2psso)
• Execute cables, with or without a cable needle

ERRATA
* From Dec 20th file:
After ribbing, change needle size to larger needle size, and work increase round as follows: K all sts, increasing to 144 sts evenly across round. (May be done as: K2, m1. rep to end.)