October 10, 2010
New hat pattern: Yulie!
No special meaning to the name, it just sounded so bright and cheerful to me!
Nothing like the perfectly-slouchy Yulie to brighten a chilly day! The hat or beret is deceptively simple to make, and uses very little yarn. The basic lace stitch pattern is worked with two colorways of yarn alternating every round, but there's no jog or seam or carrying yarn up the side. What's more, an interesting colorful pattern is formed on both sides, making the beret reversible. The "right side" is dominated by the main color, with clusters of the contrast color dotting the background. The "wrong side" is my favorite of the two, with loops of the contrast color swirling all the way around.
Use solid or variegated yarns for different effects: your choice! At most you will need 100 yards of each color - what a clever way to use up all those single skeins of luxury silk/merino blends! Please allow a few extra yards if you intend to add extra slouch ;). The smallest size should fit a young adult, and the largest size is for a large woman's head, or a woman who's mindful of flattening her hairstyle. The hat shown here is the largest size, and did not have any extra slouch added.
17.3 (18.7, 20)"/44 (47, 51) cm brim circumference; to fit 19.3 (20.7, 22)"/49 (52.6, 55.9) cm head circumference.
Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb (50% silk/50% wool; 205 yds/187 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein)
- MC: Charcoal (#16ns) 85 (90, 95) yds/78 (82, 87) m
- CC: Brick (#38ns) 60 (65, 70) yds/55 (59, 64) m
Please add extra yardage if you intend to make your hat more slouchy.
Some alternate yarns that you can consider for this hat:
- Sundara Yarn Aran Silky Merino (I'm pretty sure it's the same base as Lion & Lamb)
- Pigeonroof Studios 60% merino/40% silk blend
- Berroco Lustra 50% wool/50% Tencel Lyocell
- US 5/3.75 mm: set of 5 dpns, at least 7" long.
- US 7/4.5 mm: set of 5 dpns, at least 7" long.
- US 7/4.5 mm: circular needle, 20" or 24" long, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Tapestry needle, stitch marker.
GAUGE (after blocking)
- 4.5 sts and 10 rnds per 1"/2.5 cm in 1x1 ribbing using US 5/3.75 mm needles.
- 4.5 sts and 6 rnds per 1"/2.5 cm in stockinette stitch using US 7/4.5 mm needles.
- 5.5 sts and 6 rnds per 1"/2.5 cm in pattern stitch using US 7/4.5 mm needles.
Basic lace knitting, increases and decreases, knitting in the round, reading charts.
Wondering how Yulie will knit up in a variegated yarn? The beret above was knit using one solid colorway (MC: Lion & Lamb in Berry (#23ns)), and one variegated colorway (CC; Lion & Lamb in Watercolor (#18)). The so-called "Smarties" version :). The wrong side shows off the variegated yarn beautifully!
This free pattern is now available! Click HERE to download through Ravelry!
It's not a Rhinebeck sweater, but I'm so glad I have my own little Rhinebeck hat to wear next weekend :). See you there!
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