Breiwick by Ella Gordon


December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
766 yards (700 m)
One size to fit head circumference: 51-56cm / 20-22in
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Since I began collecting vintage Shetland knitwear from local charity shops I have longed to find a particular kind of beret that I kept seeing in old knitting books. But the perfect vintage beret has so far eluded me, so I decided to make my own. The tweedy flecks in the Milarrochy Tweed lent themselves perfectly to the vintage feel I was aiming for while still creating a modern looking hat.

Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% wool; 30% mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball). 1 ball of each of the following shades:
A Hirst
B Smirr
C Ardlui
D Lochan
E Campion
F Buckthorn
G Stockiemuir

Needles and notions
40cm / 16in below gauge-size circular needle.
40cm / 16in gauge-size circular needle.
Gauge-size needles of your preferred type for working small circumferences.
Tapestry needle.
Stitch marker.

30 sts and 36 rounds to 10cm / 4in over colourwork on gauge-size needle. Gauge was achieved on 2.75mm / US 2 needle.

One size to fit head circumference: 51-56cm / 20-22in
Hat circumference (unstretched): 65cm / 25½in
Height from brim to crown: 23cm / 9in

Pattern notes
This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up following a colourwork chart. Chart is read from right to left throughout.