Urchin by Ysolda Teague


Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
7.0 mm
77 - 109 yards (70 - 100 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The beret is knit sideways in garter stitch and composed of eight wedges shaped with short rows. Because it’s in garter stitch there is no need to bother with picking up the wraps and the only part of this pattern that really pushes it into the tangy category is grafting the two short ends together to transform the unrecognizable curl of knitting into a hat. If you aren’t comfortable with that much grafting, it would be even easier -- but not quite so invisible -- to join the ends with a three needle bind off. Best of all it knits up quickly in bulky yarn, so as the cool winds start to blow, you can be warm and cozy.

Urchin was originally published on knitty.com and can still be found in the knitty archives. A print friendly pdf version of the pattern is also now available.

Also available at Ysolda.

Helpful links
Technique Thursday - Crochet provisional cast on
Technique Thursday - Wrapless short rows