Mary Beanie by Louisa Harding

Mary Beanie

November 2007
yarn held together
+ DK
= DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle pattern on larger needles
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
5.5 mm (I)
330 yards (302 m)
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Pattern description from Knitting Little Luxuries: This hat is an excellent introduction to Fair Isle knitting: The yarn is held double throughout, making it quick to knit up, and the two-color pattern creates a lovely result without juggling several strands of yarn. The finished hat is very warm and ideal for a knitted gift, especially for the holiday season.

Finished Size: About 20” (51cm) circumference at lower edge and 19” (48.5cm) circumference in Fair Isle area.

Yarn: DK weight (#3 Light).
Louisa Harding Grace (50% merino wool, 50% silk; 110 yd 101 m/50 g): #4 rose (pink), 2 balls, and #6 cherry (red), 1 ball.

Needles: U.S. size 9 (5.5 mm) and U.S. size 10 (6 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle