"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
150 yards of DK weight
Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 5. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as a medical librarian in North Carolina, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.com