After Eight by Anna Elliott

After Eight

Knitting
January 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
Small/Medium (Medium/Large) - Adult
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Add a touch of sparkle to your winter wardrobe with this delightful hat. Eye-catching beads twinkle from the figure of
eight lace pattern as it dances towards the beautifully shaped crown.

This hat comes in two sizes and is designed to be close fitting so you can channel your inner disco-dancing queen. If you prefer your hat to be slightly slouchier you can easily add an extra lace repeat.

Whitfell DK is soft and sumptuously warm; this stunning yarn comes in nine glorious shades, giving endless yarn and bead combinations to choose from. Pair subtle beads with a paired back neutral for a stylish look or opt for bright and bold combinations to brighten up those dreary winter days.

Materials
Eden Cottage Yarns Whitfell DK (DK; 100% baby Alpaca;
100m / 109yds per 50g ball)
Shade: Ebony ; 2 (2) x 50g balls (s)
216 (240) Size 6/0 seed beads. Samples uses Debbie
Abrahams ‘Spearmint’)
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Needles and Accessories
3.25mm (US3) circular needle, 40cm (16in) length (or
size needed to obtain the correct gauge)
One set of 3.25mm (US 3) double pointed needles
0.75mm crochet hook for beading
One stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Size
Small/Med (Med/Large)
Finished circumference: 36 (40) cm / 14.25 (15.75) in
To fit: 55 (60) cm / 22 (24) in
Length from brim to crown: 18cm / 7 in

Gauge
30sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4in) over pattern stitch on
3.25mm (US 3) needles after blocking
36 sts and 36 rows to 10 cm (4in) over rib stitch
(unstretched) on 3.25mm (US 3) needles after blocking