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I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...

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Perri Beanie

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Perri Beanie
Perri Beanie

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Lace knitting
  • Knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

"Perri: Traveler. Someone who lives near a pear tree." I am fascinated with name meanings, especially when they lead to inspiration in knits. "Perri's Pattern" evokes decorative windows in houses of worship worldwide as well as heavy hanging fruits from pears to figs. The textural lace of the body of the beanie travels into ribs inspired by the ceiling of Baroque cathedrals. Tourist or homebody, this cozy hat will comfort you year round.

A version of this pattern was published as "Soy Beanie" in 101 Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders. This version is graded for multiple sizes, includes charted instructions, adds length, and has other modifications.


23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult small (medium, large) corresponding to 17 (18.5, 20)in [43 (47, 51)cm] circumference. This is a close fitting hat, designed for 2in (5cm) of negative ease.


  • 120-150yd DK weight yarn
  • US5 (3.75mm) circular and/or double pointed knitting needles
  • 1 stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

150 yards of DK weight