Oriental Beauty by Clare Devine

Oriental Beauty

April 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
108 - 132 yards (99 - 121 m)
S, (M, L) Finished hat circumference: 45 (52, 55)cm / 18 (20, 22)in
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As the steam gently rises from your tea cup, you breathe in the beautiful aromas gliding into the air, a sense of calm washes over you … sitting down, you pick up your knitting and gently ease back into your favourite chair, relaxing stitch by stitch.

The Tea Collection Club 2017

Jess (Ginger Twist Studio, Edinburgh) and Clare (Knit Share Love, Melbourne) simply adore the quiet moments brought into their day by the rituals of knitting and tea. In 2015 they worked together to create The Tea Collection and in 2017 they are back, celebrating their love of tea and knitting through hats.

The Tea Collection Club features 12 glorious months of sumptuous hand-dyed yarn, gorgeous hats to knit and delicious tea.

Choose from an annual subscription, a monthly payment plan or simply pick your favourite seasonally inspired quarter.

For more details about The Tea Collection Club pop over to www.gingeranddevine.com

Oriental Beauty

Created to celebrate the launch of The Tea Collection Club and inspired by the deliciously rich Oolong tea from their favourite Edinburgh tea shop, Pekoe Tea.

Worked inside out to minimise purling and maximise knitting relaxation, this striking hat features three bold columns that really pop against the reverse stocking stitch background.

The yarn is a brand new addition to the Ginger’s Hand Dyed family and features their favourite Masham wool! It’s a real treat.


Ginger’s Hand Dyed Masham Mayhem (aran; 75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% brown Masham; 160m / 175yd per 100g skein)
Shade: Oriental Beauty x 1

Yardage approx 99 (114, 121)m / 108 (125, 132)yd

4mm / US 6 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)
5mm / US 8 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)
5mm / US 8 set of DPNs for crown decreases, or longer circular needle for magic loop

10 stitch markers
You may find it helpful to have one different coloured stitch marker to mark the start of your rnd.

Tapestry needle
Balloon for blocking


Always use the needle size that enables you to match the specified gauge.

21 stitches and 32 rnds over 10cm / 4in of 1x1 twisted rib worked in the rnd and blocked, using 4mm / US 6 needles

19 stitches and 26 rnds over 10cm / 4in of stocking stitch worked in the rnd and blocked, using 5mm / US 7 needles


S, (M, L)
Finished hat circumference: 45 (52, 55)cm / 18 (20, 22)in
To fit head circumference: 45-50 (50-55, 55-60)cm / 18-20 (20-22, 22-24)in
Finished length from brim to crown: 22 (24, 25)cm / 9 (9.5, 10)in