Rennie beanie hat - knitting pattern

Inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this feminine beanie features a cluster of leaf motifs on a reverse stocking stitch background. Growing up from the soft picot edged brim, the leaf motifs graduate towards the crown and integrate with the shaping.

The pattern is provided in both written and charted format, and includes 3 sizes.

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

Gauge: 
24 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St.

Contains:

  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 19 (21, 23) in/ 48.25 (53.25, 58.5) cm (Finished size 17.25 (18.75, 20) in/ 43.75 (47.5, 50.75) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & joining Live sts

Materials you need at home:

  • 123 (146, 180) yd/113 (133, 164) m 4ply weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Shilisdair Luxury 4ply (220yd/201m per 50g; 40% Angora, 40% Merino, 10% Camel, 10% Cashmere))
  • 
41yd/38m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • 3mm crochet hook 

  • Approx 3yd/3m waste yarn 

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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