Leni by Isabell Kraemer


December 2019
yarn held together
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 238 yards (183 - 218 m)
1 - 3 (see notes for detailed size information
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Leni is a casual hat, worked in the round from the folded brim to the top. Combining one strand of mohair lace and one strand of fingering weight merino results in a soft and sumptuous look, but any other yarn that gives you the right gauge will work just fine. The hat is started with a provisional cast on and some ribbing which is then hidden when the main body of the hat is worked. A small delicate band of texture comes next and adds just the right amount of interest. An optional pompom is worked last.

Yarn suggestions
First image:
Independence Street Treat Yo’ Self Lite (450 yds (411 m)/ 100 g), shown in color Weak Mouse.
Lamana Premia (328 yds (300 m)/ 25 g), shown in color #46 Basalt Blue.
second image:
LolaBean Yarn Co. Navy Bean (400 yds (366 m)/ 100 g), shown in color Fountain Grass.
WalkCollection KidMohair Lace (459 yds (420 m)/ 100 g), shown in color Blush.
third image:
ITO Rakuda (231 yds (211 m)/ 40 g), shown in color #649 mustard
Shibui Tweed Silk Cloud (190 yds (174 m)/ 25 g), shown in color Pollen

Both yarns are used held together (yarns could be substituted for a single DK to worsted weight).

You will need approximately
200 (220, 238) yds 186 (201, 217) m of each.
Note: Yardage includes optional pompom.

US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) long for brim.
US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) long and DPNs for body.

21 sts x 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in Stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking.

Finished measurements
Circumference (unstretched):
18 (19.5, 21)“
46 (49.5, 53.5) cm
to fit
20/21.5 (21.5/23, 23/24.5)”
51/54.5 (54.5/58.5, 58.5/62) cm
Height (without pompom):
8.5” (21.5 cm)

Smooth waste yarn and crochet hook for provisional cast on, 8 stitch markers, row counter (optional), tapestry needle, pompom maker or a fake fur pompom (optional), blocking tools.