pattern price: $2.99

Chunky yarn and lace are not the most obvious of combinations, yet it is exactly this combination that makes this slouchy beret stand out. A little ripple lace and a little shaping create a hat that looks almost as though it’s cabled, but is not. Ripples is knit from the bottom up on a circular needle, with double pointed needles to shape the top, and is entirely seamless. The stretchy ribbed brim ensures a perfect fit for most women. The pattern comes in written instructions and with a lace chart.

SIZE: One size to fit 20-24 inch head.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The ribbed brim measures 20 inches, but can easily stretch up to 24 inches and will fit most women.

GAUGE: 13 st/20 rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10cm) in stockinette stitch

MATERIALS: Chunky weight wool blend or 100% wool yarn, approximately 190yds (175m), 1 US #10/6mm circular needle of 16 inch (40cm) or size needed to obtain gauge, 1 US#10/6mm circular needle of 24 inch (60cm) or same size as 16 inch needle used, 1 set(s) US #10/6mm double-point needles or same size as 16 inch needle used, 1 stitch marker, 1 darning needle.

YARN USED TO MAKE HAT PICTURED: Malabrigo Chunky [100% merino wool; 104 yds/95m per 3.5oz (100g) skein]; color: Lettuce; 2 skeins.

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