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Erica is a Hat of two styles: to the left we see the peak brimmed beret, and below is the slouchy regular brim beret. Softly strung circles decorate the body of this Hat, which are created by twisted and travelling stitches.

The pattern is provided in 4 sizes, and is worked from the bottom up. The stitch pattern is provided in both written and charted formats.


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Peaked version
144 [184, 219, 261] yd/132 [169, 201, 239] m
Slouchy version
158 [196, 228, 266] yd/145 [180, 209, 244] m
33yd/31m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Heavy DK weight, multi-plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3.75mm/UK9/US5 & 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Plastic bottle/Plastic canvas for Brim
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Fyberspates Vivacious DK
[251yd/230m per 115g; 100% Merino]

Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head

21 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.
22 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over 1x1 Twisted Rib

To fit sizes: 18 [20, 22, 24] in/ 45.75 [50.75, 56, 61] cm
Finished size: 16.25 [18.25, 20, 21.75] in/ 41.25 [46.25, 50.75, 55.25] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl stitches, Alternate Cable cast-on, Provisional cast-on, Joining Live stitches, Short rows, Twisted stitches, Knitting in the round, Increases & decreases

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; Brim insert schematic


Published November 2013

PDF file size: 23.4MB

Product code: WW227KErica

Technical editor: Karen Butler

Copy editor: Liz Marley