The simplest of details makes all the difference here, with the widening brim creating a notched-neck effect at the same time as hinting at cloche styling. Worked in a variegated yarn, it’s quietly charming; in a solid or gradient, the architecture comes dramatically to the fore.
The pattern includes four sizes, plus tutorials for picking up stitches and working short rows.
Skills required: Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, picking up sts, short rows
Gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over St.St. 16 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over Garter St.
- Illustrated knitting pattern
- Metric and imperial measurements
- Sizes to fit 18 (20, 22, 24) in/45.75 (50.75, 56, 61) cm (Finished size 15 (17, 18.75, 20.75) in/38 (43.25, 47.75, 52.75) cm)
- Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Picking up Sts & Short Rows
Materials you need at home:
- 74 (94, 105, 142) yd/68 (86, 96, 129) m chunky weight, single ply yarn (Sample shown in Manos Del Uruguay Wool Clasica (138yd/126m per 100g; 100% Corriedale Wool))
- 25yd/23m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
- Set 5mm/UK6/US8 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch marker as necessary
- Tapestry needle
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