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Betsey's Braids


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This beret features a braided cable brim. Body is worked in stockinette with an optional stripe pattern. Decreases are worked gently for a swirling slouch. Cabling on brim creates extra elasticity for a fit that won't fall down. Shown on model in size Adult Small. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY working in the round basic increasing & decreasing cabling changing colors GAUGE 25 stitches and 36 rows per 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles; 2 Braid Pattern repeats per 2.25 inches on smaller needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Size: Newborn(0-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large) FInished Circumference: 13.5 (14.75, 15.75, 17, 18, 19.25, 20.25) inches

Supplies Needed

  • 45 (55, 65, 80, 90, 100, 115) yards A and 30 (40, 50, 55, 65, 75, 90) yards each B and C sport weight yarn
  • Size 3 (3.25 mm) 16" circular needles, Size 4 (3.5 mm) 16" circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, cable needle, stitch markers

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Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up. She enjoys designing hats and garments for babies and children in particular, these projects often reflect a whimsical spirit. Kate's When I Grow Up line is for those of us who are not tots, featuring a modern classic style. Kate also strives to add specifically to the growing body of knits for boys as she has three of her own! You can find her patterns at your local yarn store or online. She also does freelance work for a variety of publications. In her non-knitting life, Kate has just finished up a PhD in Political Science from the University of Florida. She lives with her family in South Carolina, which includes husband Ryan, Jesse, Charlie & Oliver (3 very handsome Tot Topper's models) and beloved dogs Cooper and Lou. You might also see the Oates' clan at a Clemson football game. Go Tigers!