Waffles for Brunch by Fiona Oliver

Waffles for Brunch

Knitting
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Waffle Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
206 yards (188 m)
Small, Medium, Large to fit head circumference of 50.8 cm/20 ins, 55.8 cm/22 ins, 58.42 cm/23 ins
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About this design
There is something incredibly comforting about a lazy winter Sunday morning—A slow start lying in bed with a good book and a cup of tea, a warm shower and some even warmer clothes, and then wandering down to your local café for a brunch of coffee, waffles and maple syrup. And of course, if the sun is shining, sitting at an outside table with your head feeling toasty warm in the Waffles for Brunch beanie.

The simple slipstitch pattern of this beanie gives layers and depth to the design, as well as providing lots of micro spaces to trap warm air and keep you cosy and comfortable. The use of two colours helps to showcase the smooth vertical lines of slipstitches and the journey that they make to form a balanced and symmetrical crown.

Size
Small - To fit head circumference of approximately 50.8 cm/20 ins. Finished circumference equals 45.7 cm/18 ins. Design includes approximately 5 cm/2 ins negative ease. Finished length from crown to ear is 21.6 cm/8 ½ ins.

Medium - To fit head circumference of approximately 55.8 cm/22 ins. Finished circumference equals 50.8 cm/20 ins. Design includes approximately 5 cm/2 ins negative ease. Finished length from crown to ear is 24.1 cm/9 ½ ins.

Large - To fit head circumference of approximately 58.42cm/23 ins. Finished circumference equals 53 cm/21 ins. Design includes approximately 5 cm/2 ins negative ease. Finished length from crown to ear is 26.7 cm/10 ½ ins.

Tension
21 stitches x 40 rows in the Waffle Stitch pattern knitted in the round on 4.5 mm (US size 7, UK size 7) needles on a 10 cm (4 in) blocked swatch. A reasonable match for tension is important for this pattern to ensure a good fit. If your gauge is significantly different, move up or down a needle size and swatch one more time. Also, you may find that you use more or less yarn if your gauge is significantly different.

Yarn
Any double knit/8 ply yarn that knits to the tension gauge. Two contrasting colours are required.

All sizes:
Colour A approx. 94 m/103 yds (approx 50g ball of yarn)
Colour B approx. 94 m/103 yds (approx 50g ball of yarn)

The main sample beanie illustrated in this pattern was knitted with Cleckheaton Perfect Day 8 ply wool/alpaca blend (70% merino wool and 30% alpaca) in shades 1103 (Charcoal) and 1001 (Fawn).

Notions
Stitch Marker
Tapestry/darning needle

The Pattern
This pattern includes written and charted instructions as well as links to video tutorials (produced by other people) for most of the techniques used in the design.

Errata

Two tiny errata have been picked up by eagle-eyed Ravellers.

Rounds 3-4 in the Beanie section should read:
(P2 in CA, s1 in CB 3 times) 11 (12, 13) times.

Finishing the Beanie Section should read:
Repeat rounds 1-4 5 (6, 7) more times and then rep rounds 1-2 one more time.

Round 55 in the Crown section should read:
P2tog in CA, s1 in CB 11 (12, 13) times (22, 24, 26 sts).

These corrections have been made in the pattern. Version 1.3 is now the current version.

Questions?
Please send all questions to capitalKNITS@icloud.com.