Kilkanna beanie - knitting pattern

This stylish and graceful half-dome style Hat is worked in the round, bottom up. With its gentle and flattering garter stitch brim, and its delicate bias body, this Hat has plenty of style and stretch.

The pattern is provided in both written and charted format, and in 3 sizes, ranging from 12 months through to adults.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, provisional cast-on, joining live sts

Gauge: 
21 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St. 
 20 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over Garter St.

Contains:

  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 18 (20, 23) in/ 45.75 (51, 58.5) cm (Finished size 14.5 (16.75, 19.25) in/ 36.75 (42.5, 49) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorial for Cable Cast-on & Knitting in the Round

Materials you need at home:

  • 88 (116, 147) yd/74 (107, 136) m DK weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in The Little Knitting Company Tebe Extra Fine Merino DK (153yd/140m per 50g; 100% Merino))
  • 
35yd/32m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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