A slouchy beanie with a breezy lace stitch pattern knit in the round. Ideal for a music festival as the sun is going down or heading to the beach on a cooler day, Bowdoin will keep you light and airy in summer, spring and fall.
Finished Size Finished dimensions after blocking: 19” brim circumference, 9 ½” deep.
Yarn Knit Picks Stroll, Fingering 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 231yds/50g: Duchess Heather, 1 skein.
Yarn Gynx Yarns Merino Sock, 100% Superwash Merino; 400yds/100g: Bluebird, 1 skein.
Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16″ and 24″ circular (cir) or double-pointed (dpn). Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions 1 stitch marker; tapestry needle
Gauge 16 sts and 12 rows = 21/8″ x 11/2” in Tilted Blocks Stitch st on larger needles (after blocking).
Notes: The stitch pattern will grow a great deal with blocking. Be sure to block your swatch to ensure the hat fits properly.
The Designer: Laura McDougal is a non-profit professional who first learned to knit from a family friend. She grew her love of crafting through learning embroidery in Girl Scouts to teaching basket weaving as a YMCA summer camp counselor. She returned to knitting (her very first craft-love) in college by harnessing the power of the internet and has learned a lot along the way. Look for her latest adventures at www.doogknits.com. For questions about this pattern please contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.