The Berryhill Set by cold comfort knits

The Berryhill Set

October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
38 stitches and 68 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch with larger needles
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
385 yards (352 m)
one size
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The Berryhill Hat & Fingerless Gloves Set

Over the years, the name @coldcomfortknits has become synonymous with hand-knit hats. So when Queen City Yarn asked me to create a new design with Berryhill, I was inspired to knit the only thing that could possibly be better than a hat—a matching hat and fingerless gloves set! This slipped stitch pattern is deceptively simple, and the colour possibilities are practically endless. So, be creative this Fall—and be warm this winter!

Finished Measurements: Hat

8” (20 cm) length x 9” (23 cm) width / 18” (46 cm) circumference un-stretched; to fit approx. 22” (56 cm) head circumference.

Finished Measurements: Gloves

On the hand: 6.75” (17 cm) cuff to fingers. 8.25” (21 cm) circumference, at widest part of hand (above thumb).
Flat: 7.25” (18.5 cm) length x 3.25” (8 cm) width.


Queen City Yarn Berryhill (80% Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca; 400 yards / 366 meters / 100 grams): 1 skein in “Hydrangea” (MC) and 1 skein in “Naked” (CC).

Or approximately 225 yards (205 meters) of a similar fingering weight yarn for the hat and 160 yards (145 meters) for the gloves = 385 yards (350 meters) for the set.

Sample hat used 120 yards (110 meters) of MC and 104 yards (95 meters) of CC.

Sample gloves used 92 yards (85 meters) of MC and 68 yards (62 meters) of CC.

Hat Needles (adjust if necessary to obtain correct gauge)
One 16” (40 cm) circular needle size US 1.5 (2.5 mm).
One 16” (40 cm) circular needle size US 3 (3.25 mm).
Four double-pointed needles size US 3 (3.25 mm).

Glove Needles (adjust if necessary to obtain correct gauge)
One 9” (23 cm) circular needle size US 1.5 (2.5 mm).
One 9” (23 cm) circular needle size US 3 (3.25 mm).
Four double-pointed needles size US 1.5 (2.5 mm).

Note: The glove pattern was worked using a 9” (23 cm) circular needle. If you cannot obtain, or dislike using, tiny circular needles, feel free to use your preferred small-circumference knitting method ie. double-pointed needles or magic loop.

Gauge (for both items)

38 stitches & 68 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in Lattice Pattern un-stretched, using larger needle.

28 stitches & 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch, using larger needle (see note below).

Note: For ease of swatching I’ve included my own gauge in Stockinette Stitch—worked flat—unblocked. This information is provided for the sole purpose of helping you select your yarn and needles more efficiently. As with all patterns, results can only be guaranteed when knit at the stated Pattern gauge.

Turning over a new leaf—starting in September 2019, cold comfort patterns will be formatted with printing/tree-saving in mind. Photos will be limited within the main pattern (still available on Ravelry and Instagram, though) with a more printer friendly paper-saving layout. Enjoy!