Peerie Flooers by Kate Davies
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Peerie Flooers

Knitting
December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
766 yards (700 m)
To fit head circumference: 51-56 (56-61)cm / 20-22 (22-24)in
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Peerie Flooers

This familiar hat remains one of my all-time favourites. Knitters seem to love its cheerful motifs just as much as I do, and I was very happy when I was invited to provide some knitwear samples for the BBC TV crime series, Shetland , and Peerie Flooers appeared on screen sported by a somewhat dubious archaeologist. I’ve knitted Peerie Flooers several times, in several different yarns, and it is great to be able to finally knit it in my own yarn, Milarrochy Tweed.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% wool; 30% mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball). 1 ball of each of the following shades:
A Tarbet
B Hirst
C Stockiemuir
D Buckthorn
E Smirr
F Garth
G Cranachan

Needles and Notions
40cm / 16in below gauge-size circular needle.
40cm / 16in gauge-size circular needle.
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences.
Stitch marker.
Tapestry needle.

Gauge
28 sts and 34 rounds to 10cm / 4in over colourwork on gauge-size needle. Gauge was achieved on 3.25mm / US 3 needle.

Sizing
Instructions for two sizes of hat are given. The small size (pictured), is a close-fitting, shallow beanie, whereas the medium size is deeper, wider, and slightly more slouchy.
To fit head circumference: 51-56 (56-61)cm / 20-22 (22-24)in
Hat circumference (unstretched)52 (61)cm / 20½ (24)in
Height from brim to crown: 23 (25.5)cm / 9 (10)in

Pattern notes
This hat is worked from the bottom up, beginning with a few rounds of corrugated rib. The body and crown of the hat are knitted following a colourwork chart. Charts are read from right to left throughout.