Featherlight Beanie by Erica Heusser
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Featherlight Beanie

January 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
230 yards (210 m)
Women's medium
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The Featherlight Beanie lives up to its name - light as a feather and impossibly soft - knit in Lux Adorna Knits’ 100% Cashmere Sport Weight yarn. The beanie begins with a contrasting edge and crisp ribbing, and features an alternating feather motif that circles the body of the hat. The following pattern is recommended for intermediate-level knitters who have experience with stranded colorwork, reading from charts, and knitting in the round. The gray sample uses colorways Kitten (Main Color) and Long Johns (Contrast Color).

Note: Two 230-yard skeins (one of each color) will allow you to knit two hats, reversing the Main and Contrast Colors!


  • Approximately 170 yards of Lux Adorna Knits 100% Cashmere Sport Weight yarn in Main Color
  • Approximately 60 yards of Lux Adorna Knits 100% Cashmere Sport Weight yarn in Contrast Color
  • One 16” circular needle, US size 2
  • One 16” circular needle, US size 3 (or size required to get gauge)
  • US size 3 DPNs or a longer circular needle for Magic Loop method
  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needle for weaving ends in

Size and Finished Measurements: Women’s medium, 22” in circumference, and 9.5” from cast-on edge to crown (blocked).

Gauge: 24 stitches and 32 rounds = 4 inches in stranded pattern stitch, knit in the round (blocked). If you tend to knit loosely, you may require smaller needles than specified.

This pattern has been tech edited by Katharine A Seaman, malcolmmaid@gmail.com