A lacy beret
One of the first knitted gifts I ever made was a lace scarf for my mum. She loved it and wore it many times over that winter and requested a hat to match. Sadly, within a couple of months of her request we found out she had pancreatic cancer and she died aged 59, just two weeks later.
I am dedicating this pattern in her memory and to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK in the hope that one day a cure can be found for this terrible disease. Pancreatic cancer survival rates are one of the worst in the world. Please consider making a donation on my just giving page to Pancreatic Cancer UK for this pattern. https://www.justgiving.com/Dianthuspattern
To fit newborn (baby (6 months), toddler (12 months), child or teenager, adult, large adult)
To fit head circumference 35.5 (40.5, 45.5, 50.5, 56, 61) cm
To fit head circumference 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) inches
Designed to fit with 5 cm (2 in) negative ease around the head at the brim.
Sample modelled in size Adult (Nightfall) and Toddler (Cream).
Aran weight yarn.
Artesano Aran: 50% alpaca, 50% wool, 132 m (144 yds) in 100g, colour way Nightfall (adult)
West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran: 75% wool, 25% nylon, 200 m (219 yds) in 100g, colour way cream (toddler)
50 (65, 80, 100, 125, 150) m
55 (70, 90, 110, 135, 165) yards
Needles & Notions:
4.5mm and 5.5mm (US 7 and 9) needles for small diameter circular knitting
1 stitch marker
14 sts x 20 rows in 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in) measured over k2, p2 rib
14 sts x 24 rows in 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in) measured over Lace pattern
Knit and purl stitches
Increasing and decreasing
Knitting in the round.
Originally published November 2011, updated November 2015.
Current version: Dianthus_v3.0.pdf
PDF file size: 720kb
Model: Sarah Alderson and Jellica Warrington
Tech editor: Gwen Wagner-Adair
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