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Seedhead Hat

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Seedhead is a slightly slouchy hat, inspired by the seed and flower head patterns featured in mid-20th century pottery, especially Hornsea’s Bronte and Heirloom patterns.

The pottery’s circular and radiating motifs are echoed in the strong lines of the lace pattern which flows beautifully from the ribbing. The lines are complemented by the carefully placed yarn-overs and bobbles, and by the beautiful crown patterning.

Seedhead is the perfect hat for autumn or spring, with an attractive balance between the lacy yarnovers and the textured fabric to provide warmth without being too heavy or bulky.

YARN
100g of double-knit yarn at approx. 230 m / 251 yds per 100g.
Orange sample knitted in 2 x Sublime, Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK, 525 Cutie Carrot (75% extra fine Merino wool, 20% silk, 5% cashmere), 116 m / 126 yds per 50g
Grey Speckled sample knitted in 1 x Botanical Yarn DK Superwash 100% BFL, Papaver rhoeas ‘Amazing Grey’ (100% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester wool), 225m per 100g

GAUGE, NEEDLES & NOTIONS
22 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm / 4” measured over lace patt on larger needles, after blocking
3.25 mm / US 3 and 4 mm / US 6 circular Double-pointed needles or circular needles (40 cm / 16” or 80 cm / 32”) for working in the round, in your preferred method
1 stitch marker and 6 (7, 8) stitch markers to mark repeats (optional)

SIZE
Small (Medium, Large) to fit head circumference of approx. 45.5 (53, 58.5) cm / 18 (21, 23)”, with brim negative ease of 3 cm – 5 cm / 1.25” – 2”. See schematic in photos for further details.

PATTERN ATTRIBUTES
adult
bottom-up
chart (with written equivalents)
lace
reversible
ribbed
schematic
written-pattern
in the round

First published May 2017
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