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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.
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
One Size: 11” diameter, to fit head 20-22”
Measurements given in inches
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
1 stitch marker
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