Furl by Clare Devine


October 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14.5 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Smocked Lace pattern worked in the round
US 8 - 5.0 mm
109 yards (100 m)
M (L) To fit head circumference: 50 - 55 (55 - 60)cm / 20 - 22 (22 - 24)in
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The weather cools and the leaves gently drift from the trees, bringing with them a magical array of seasonal colours. The rich saturated hue of Rainbow Heirloom’s Golden North transported me back a few weeks to the heady days of summer’s end. Fields bursting with grains ready for harvest and neatly bundled sheaves awaiting collection. As the memories of summer mix with the promise of a cold winter fast approaching, I am brought back to the present, cool autumn days, the knitting season, perfect hat weather!

Strong columns of rib flow effortlessly into a beautiful lace pattern that is worked at a tighter gauge for added warmth. The smocked lace, reminiscent sheaves of wheat, is a wonderful match to the sumptuously soft and delightfully warm baby Alpaca.

Available in two sizes this elegant hat will be your constant companion on crisp autumn walks and cold winter mornings.

This design was created specially for the Rainbow Heirloom Nostalgia Club. To purchase yarn please visit www.rainbowheirloom.com


Rainbow Heirloom Lush Chunky (Chunky; 100% baby Alpaca; 100m / 110yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Golden North; 1 x 100g skein
Sample in Adult M used 83g

5mm / US8 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)
5mm / US8 set of DPNs for crown decreases, or longer circular needle for magic loop

One stitch marker
Tapestry needle


16 sts and 20 rows over 10cm / 4in of twisted rib worked in the rnd and blocked, using 5mm / US8.

14.5 sts and 25 rows over 10cm / 4in of smocked lace pattern worked in the rnd and blocked, using 5mm / US8.

One pattern repeat equals 7cm (2.75in) wide by 5cm (2in) high worked in the rnd and blocked.


M (L)
To fit head circumference:
50 - 55 (55 - 60)cm / 20 - 22 (22 - 24)in
Finished hat circumference (unstretched):
43 (50) cm / 17 (19.75)in
Finished length from brim to crown:
21 (22) cm / 8.25 (8.75)in