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My grand-ma taught me knitting when I was 10, but as I was a very good student, I became too good for her. Then, when I was in hight school, I took classes to the LYS. It was not in fashion to knit ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Rafales
Rafales Slouch hat M/L
Rafales Slouch hat M/L
Rafales Fitted hat S
Rafales Slouch hat M/L
Rafales Slouch hat M/L

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in the round
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Slipped stitch
  • rib

Pattern Description:

Warm wind for cold winter...here is Rafales. Inspired from cold winter snowy winds, this beanie can be made fitted of slouch(perfect for long hair :) worked in the round while stretching stitches by slipping them. It makes vertical gathering, remembering gust of wind, called Rafales in
french. Et voila!

*Note: If you want to knit it for kids, use smaller needles and yarn (ex: 3,5mm and 5mm needle with a sport size yarn)

***Patern is french AND english


15sts x 23rows dor 10cm(4") with 5.5mm needle

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes: Women fitted S [M/L women slouch S, M/L] Head circumference: S: 52cm(20 1/2") M/L:56cm(22")


  • Grey (fitted hat): Rowan Pure wool worsted (100% wool), 1 X 100g, 200m/219yds OR Green (slouch hat): Illimani baby llama (100% llama) 1 X 100g, 201m/220yd
  • 1 circular 4mm 40cm(16")
  • 1 circular 5,5mm 40cm(16")
  • 1 set dpn 5,5mm

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 stitch marker
  • 1 wool needle

Suggested yarn:

200 meters of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Illimany baby llam OR Rowan pure wool worsted OR cascade 220

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