January 2015
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Lace ?
23 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, with yarn held doubled
US 6 - 4.0 mm
285 - 345 yards (261 - 315 m)
18.25 (19.75, 21.5)” / 46.5 (50, 54.5) cm to fit heads up to roughly 20 (22, 24)” / 51 (56, 61) cm around
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Ios (Ancient Greek for dawn) is a lightweight beanie with a simple lace brim and just the least bit of slouch. The hat begins with the chevron-like lace brim, which is knit flat, then folded in half to create its three dimensional appearance. The rest of the hat is worked up from the brim with the yarn held double stranded. This is a quick knit that is a perfect use of a single skein of soft laceweight yarn and provides just the right amount of warmth on chilly mornings, as rosy-fingered dawn is making her appearance.

Lace instructions are provided in written and charted form, and a photo tutorial has been provided for joining the brim.

Specific yarn requirements:
Malabrigo Yarn Lace (100% Merino; 470 yds/430 m per 50g); 1 skein in color 130 Damask
Or, 285 (315, 345) yds / 260 (290, 315) m of a similar laceweight yarn

US 6 (4 mm) 16-20” / 40-50 cm long circular needle
Same size needles preferred for working a small circumference in the round (e.g. circular needle long enough for Magic Loop, dpns)

Gauge info:
23 sts & 33 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette st, yarn held double stranded
22 sts & 29 rows = 4” / 10 cm in lace patt, yarn held single stranded

Technical editing by Alison Green.

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