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This striking retro beret is knitted using intarsia and colourwork techniques. The sideways construction means that the colourwork is not as complicated as it may first appear, because the Hat is created by knitting a series of panels.
Pattern instructions include 5 sizes, from 6mths through to large adult.
CC1, CC2 & CC3: 25g/118yd/113
36yd/33m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
DK weight, plied yarn.
Needles & Notions
Pair 3.75mm/UK9/US5 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
3.5mm crochet hook
Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
Shown in Rowan Pure Wool DK
[142yd/130m per 50g; 100% Wool]
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head
Fit is determined by row gauge – if your gauge differs, simply work more or fewer panels to achieve the desired size.
22 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over St.St.
To fit size: 16 [18, 20, 22, 24] in/41 [45.75, 51, 56, 61] cm
Finished size: 13.5 [16, 17.25, 20, 22.75] in/34.5 [40.75, 44, 51, 58] cm
Knit & purl sts, short rows (w&t), provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch, intarsia
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Kitchener Stitch
Published June 2008
PDF file size: 3.1MB
Product code: WW056KSherbertFountain
Technical editor: Tana Pageler