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Bees… by virtue of a certain geometrical forethought, knew that the hexagon is greater than the square and the triangle and will hold more honey for the same expenditure of material.
-- Pappus

This pattern includes instructions to work a knitted beanie using the stranded colourwork technique. This hat is worked from the bottom up with corrugated rib and decreases shaping the crown.

You may choose from 2 sizes and 2 pattern motif: honeycomb with bee or honeycomb without bee

Since there are longer floats over some colourwork sections, you may want to use the Ladder-back/Invisible Jacquard technique; instructions included in pattern.

Yarn and Kits available from Heatherlea Black Cheviot.
Heatherlea Black Cheviot is an ethical and traceable yarn producer focusing on a small carbon footprint and biodiversity.
As a 5th generation of crofters in the Highlands of Scotland, they also keep bees!

Heatherlea Black Cheviot Hogg wool 4 ply from Black Cheviot; Fingering; 100% Pure Undyed Cheviot Hogg Wool; 383yds (350m) / 100g
approximate yarn amounts - size 1 (size 2) using colours White & Shadow:
colour A - 28 (34) g; 108yds / 98m (131yds / 119m)
colour B - 19 (31) g; 73yds / 67m (119yds / 109m)
2.5mm (us no 1.5) circulars 20in/50cm and/or DPNs 6in/15cm
2.75mm (us no 2) circulars 20in/50cm and/or DPNs 6in/15cm
28 sts x 28 rows = 4in/10cm measured over stranded stockinette on larger needles
Some knitters work stranded and single-coloured at different gauges. Change needles, as needed, to keep stitch gauge the same throughout.
approximate finished sizes; sizes 1 (2):
12mo - 3yrs: 17in / 45cm circ to fit approximately 18 - 20 in / 46 - 51 cm
(Adult: 20.25in / 51.5cm circ to fit approximately 21 - 23 in / 53cm - 58.5 cm head)
Size may be changed by changing needles sizes, if needed.
additional tools:
needle to weave in ends, st marker
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