Lace Beret with Subtle Hearts and Wide Ribbing
Purl stitch outlined hearts float on a background of lace bordered on one side by thick ribbing. The shape of the heats is subtle- after all, you can’t always wear your heart on your sleeve (or hat)! A few increases after the ribbing give the hat a gentle beret shape without too much floppiness. Charts and written directions for hearts and lace are included.
Intermediate- Lace, charts, increasing, decreasing
Small (medium, large); 18 (20, 22) inches around at hem. Show in medium.
130 (130, 150) yards aran weight yarn- sample knit in aran weight angora, wool, and silk blend handspun from Midnightsky Fibers.
-1 pair each US 9/5.5mm 16 inch circular and double pointed needles, or size to get gauge
-US 8/5 mm 16 inch circular needle (optional, for ribbing- see note)
4.25 st/inch in ribbing on smaller needles slightly stretched, 4 st/inch in lace after blocking