Erne Beret by Ella Gordon

Erne Beret

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
One Size
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The name for this design comes from the story of the ‘Eagle Bairn’ - the story says in the 1690’s Mary Anderson was stolen from her croft in Unst by an Eagle and she was taken to a cliff nest in Fetlar where she was rescued by a young boy named Robert. Robert and Mary went on to be married and many Shetlanders are said to be descended from ‘The Eagle Bairn’ Erne is the shetland name for a Sea Eagle. The Erne Beret features a corrugated rib and circles of people/eagle bairns which seamlessly decrease towards the top of the hat.

Finished size
One size, finished height 20.5cm/8”; circumference 57cm/22”; will fit average adult size head.

Yarn
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight (172m/188yds per 50g ball)
Yarn A: 2006 (Gaulmogot)
Yarn B: 2009 (Yuglet)
x 1 ball of each

Gauge
Approx 28 sts and 28 rows over 10 cm using 3.5mm needles. The needle sizes given are to match this gauge. To ensure the same finished dimensions you may need to alter your needle size.

Needles and Accessories
2.5mm x 40cm circular needle or DPN’s for working rib
3.5mm x 40cm circular needle or DPN’s for working hat body
3.5mm dpns for working hat crown
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends