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Alveare

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Skill Level

Intermediate

Skills Needed

  • Ribbing
  • Seamless
  • Worked In The Round

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Pattern Details

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. Yarn: 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 Tapestry needle Small amount of stuffing for bobble Sample details: 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 Alternative yarn: Mano Del Uruguay Maxima (218yd/199m per 100g; 100% Merino) 
 Gauge: 20 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St. Sizes: 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 Skills required: Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, I-cords Pattern contents: Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons, I-cord

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Woolly Wormhead
Woolly Wormhead
Woolly Wormhead is a Hat architect. With a background in industrial, sculptural and fine art Textiles, these influences can be seen in her work; having always been a lover of Hats and a life-long knitter, she enjoys bringing these different aspects together. Constantly fascinated with unusual construction techniques, developing stitch combinations and techniques to achieve a unique, versatile piece, Woolly Wormhead is always encouraging knitters and crocheters to be more adventurous.