Apiculture Hat by Emily O'Brien

Apiculture Hat

by Emily O'Brien
Knitting
April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
180 - 260 yards (165 - 238 m)
Toddler (Adult Small, Adult Large)
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Did you know that “Apiculture” is a fancy science word for Beekeeping? Honey bees are amazing creatures. They give us honey, wax, and bees pollinate about 75% of our fruits, nuts and vegetables! Make a hat that is both cute and honors these awesome little insects in some fun stranded colorwork. The crown of this hat incorporates the colorwork so the honeycomb morphs into a flower towards the top of the head, it’s the circle of life. I am a beekeeper myself, we have two hives in our backyard.

Sizes:
Toddler (Adult Small, Adult Large)
Size shown in photos is Adult Small.

Fits Head Circumference:
18-19” (22-23”, 24-25”)

Needles:
US3/3.25mm 16”/41cm circular needle
US3/3.25mm DPNs or long circular for magic loop

Yarn:
Fingering Weight
MC: 100 (110, 120, 140)yrds
91 (101, 110, 128)m
CC: 80 (90, 100, 120)yrds
73 (82, 91, 110)m

Yarn in photos is Brooklyn Tweed Peerie
MC: Marigolds CC: Porter

Notions:
Darning Needle for weaving in ends
Stitch Markers

Gauge:
27 sts x 34 rows/4” stranded colorwork stockinette