Alveare’s deep welts pile up like a iconic beehive, creating an irresistibly wearable slouchy Hat with an optional bobble. The alternating bands make for a simple, gratifying knit that shows the beauty of both sides of stocking stitch – choose a soft, smooth yarn such as this BFL singles for best effect.
Worked from the bottom up in worsted weight, the pattern is written in 4 sizes and includes tutorials for two cast-on techniques and I-cord.
Sample shown in Lorna's Laces Haymarket [215yd/197m per 100g; 100% Blue Faced Leicester]. Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head.
Skills required: knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, I-cord.