Reggia Cowl and Beret by Hannicraft

Reggia Cowl and Beret

September 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
164 - 328 yards (150 - 300 m)
One size fits most
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Reggia (English: palace) is a decorative yet simple construction, which works lovely with handdyed yarns featuring the unique color-combinations with rythmical lace elements.
I wanted to create a pattern for those one-skein-per-dyelot wonders, so the cowl uses up less than 300 yards, knitted in the round from the buttom up. Or top down? – It depends on how you are wearing it :)

The simple lace pattern used for the Reggia cowl called me to create a matching delicate hat. Being a beret-fanatic designing a slightly slouchy beret was the natural choice.


  • beret: 114-169 meters/125-185 yards DK weight yarn (gauge: 21 sts by 28 rows)
  • cowl: 260 meters/285 yards DK weight yarn (it works with other weight too, the patterns includes yardage informations for resizing)

Finished size (after blocking):

  • beret: 25 cm / 10” diameter at the top and 48 cm / 19” circumference at the headband
  • cowl: 60 cm / 24” circumference and 30 cm / 12” length

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