Lichen Beret

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Lichen Beret Pattern

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Knitting: Lichen Beret
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Accessory

Fit:

Women

Item:

Hat

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Knit with circular needles
  • Knit with double pointed needles

Pattern Description:

Lichens and mosses are so miniscule and usual that they can easily be overlooked, but these tiny not-quite-plants are truly beautiful and fascinating. The Lichen Beret celebrates these Lilliputian wonders in larger form with a simple lace faggoting pattern that mimics some of the patterns of lichen fronds. Knit either in smooth Malabrigo Twist, or luxuriously fluffy Malabrigo Angora, very different looks can be achieved with the same easy pattern. Top with a fluffy pom pom for an especially cute look.

Gauge:

16 sts/25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 7 needles
13 sts/20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 10 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size fits most adult heads; 18 inches in circumference at brim

Materials:

  • 1 skein Malabrigo Twist [100% Merino; 150 yds per 100g skein] - shown in Olive OR
  • 2 skeins Malabrigo Angora [100% Angora; 50 yds per 60g skein] - shown in Primavera
  • U.S. size 7 (4.5 mm) 16" circular needle
  • U.S. size 10 (6 mm) 16"circular needle
  • U.S. size 10 (6 mm) dpns or long circular needle for Magic Loop

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • scrap yarn for optional pom pom (Shown in Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Dove)

About Designer

About Designer

Kristen Hanley on craftsy.com

Kristen Hanley Cardozo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and an increasingly large collection of yarn and knitting patterns. Kristen is a loose cannon, but also the best cop on the force. She designs knitwear whenever she gets half a chance.

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