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The cables on this brim follow though into the body where they mingle with a delicate leaf lace pattern creating an intricate and beautiful pattern. The deep brim enhances the slouch, and can be worked shorter for a beret finished if preferred.

This Hat used a combined cast-on method to create the best finish, and instructions are included for that.

143 [218, 249] yd/131 [199, 227] m
35yd/32m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Heavy 4ply or Sports weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ & 3.25mm/UK10/US3 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Renaissance Dyeing Troubadour 4ply
[376yd/344m per 100g; 100% Organic Poll Dorset]

Shown in size 23in/58.5cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarns
Briggs & Little Sport [430yd/393m per 113g/4oz; 100% Wool]

A greater range of sizes can be achieved through changing the needle size and/or yarn.

24 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St.
19 sts x 21.5 rows to 2.5in/6.5cm on 3mm needles over brim pattern

To fit size: 17 [20, 23] in/43.25 [51, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 15 [17.5, 20] in/38 [44.5, 51] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, cables

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons


Originally published November 2010; revised & republished February 2015

PDF file size: 2.9MB

Product code: WW124KBellefleur

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler