Orbital

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This slouchy beret is knit from the brim to the crown. The brim is worked in garter and can be worked in a colour fade, as it is here, or in a single colour. The rest of the hat is worked in a Star Mesh pattern borrowed from the Estonian lace tradition. 



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This hat is part of a informal series inspired by William Gibson’s Neuromancer - you’ll find some of the same stitches in my upcoming Straylight top.

ABOUT THIS PATTERN

  • Number of pages: 2

  • Written instructions

  • One Size: 11” diameter, to fit head 20-22”

  • Measurements given in inches

MATERIALS:

  • 200 yards fingering weight yarn - sample shown in La Bien Aimée Merino Singles (100% merino; 100g; 366 m/400 yrds)

    30 yrds Colour A - sample shown in Undergrowth
    
30 yrds Colour B - sample shown in Victorian Mauve

    140 yrds Colour C - sample shown in Rose Quartz

  • Star Mesh Needles: 4.5 mm (US 7) 24” circular and DPNS

  • Garter Needles: 2.75 mm (US 2) 16” circular needles

  • Darning needle

  • 1 stitch marker

GAUGES:

  • 28 sts/28 rounds over 4”/10 cm square in star mesh, after blocking, using 4.5 mm needles

  • 22 sts/52 rounds over 4”/10 cm square in garter stitch, after blocking, using 2.75 mm needles