Literally "sunflower crown", this lace hat will brighten your day - in summer or winter!
Inspired by a vintage doily pattern, this delicate lace tam evokes late summer and early autumn with it's central sunflower motif and leaf lace body. Knit with just 50g of fingering weight yarn, it's ideal for sampling a luscious exotic yarn or using up odds and ends from your sock yarn stash.
Directions are included with two versions of a sunflower - 8-petaled and 16-petaled - so knitters can mimic their favorite bloom.
Pattern includes both charts and line-by-line instructions. Samples shown were knit using one skein each of Shibui Knits Staccato in the colors "Redwood" (16-petal version) and "Dijon" (8-petal version).
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
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I love socks, lace, and all sorts of "traditional" knitting subjects. I studied Classics and textile history (independent minor) at Uni and have a love of anything ancient. That said, I also like to mix it up with modern shapes and silhouettes, often with a little tradition thrown in for fun.