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Sola Lace Beret / Tam Hat Pattern


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  • Lace

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Sola is a quick, easy little tam that makes a great gift (or gift for yourself!) and is an excellent way to cleanse your knitting palette. It's perfect for early spring, when you still need a hat on a crisp, windy day, but not perhaps the huge wool cap that's been giving you "hat head" all winter. Add a bright, springy color, and you can feel ready to step into the next season - without getting cold. The pattern is suitable for advanced beginner lace knitters. Please see specific required skills below. Instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit in the round lace knitting increasing (m1, yo) decreasing (ssk, k2tog) GAUGE 22 sts and 32 rnds equal 4" / 10 cm in arrowhead lace using US 5 (3.75 mm) needles, unblocked. 29 sts and 32 rnds equal 4" / 10 cm in k1, p1rib using US 5 (3.75 mm) needles, unblocked. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 20" / 51 cm circumference at brim. 32 3?4" / 83 cm circumference at widest point. 7 1/4" / 18.5 cm tall. SUGGESTED YARN 250 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Shalimar Yarns Breathless DK COLORWAY Curry

Supplies Needed

  • 1 skein Shalimar Yarns Breathless DK
  • US 5 ( 3.75 mm) circular needles, 16" / 40 cm long.
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs for crown.

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Mind of Winter
Mind of Winter
I am a long-time knitter and designer, living in Los Angeles with my husband and son. The patterns you see here are part of my independent pattern line, Mind of Winter Designs. You can find other Mind of Winter patterns at Mind of Winter on Ravelry. Recently, I have also had several designs featured in Twist Collective, including Evendim and Red Oak. In addition to publishing in Twist, I have published designs in Knitty, in Classic Elite pamphlets and in several books, including Knitting in the Sun, Boho Baby, and Greetings from Knit Café.