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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.
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134 [162, 197, 235] yd/123 [148, 180, 215] m
34yd/31m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St
Worsted weight, single ply yarn.
Needles & Notions
Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Small amount of stuffing for bobble
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
Manos Del Uruguay Maxima [218yd/199m per 100g; 100% Merino]
20 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.
To fit sizes: 18 [20, 22, 24] in/45.75 [50.75, 56, 61] cm
Finished size: 16 [17.5, 19.25, 20.75] in/40.75 [44.75, 48.75, 52.75] cm
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, I-cords
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons, I-cord
Originally published November 2009; revised & republished June 2014
PDF file size: 2.8MB
Product code: WW094KAlveare
Tech editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler