Honeybee Cap and Beret

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Honeybee Cap and BeretThe Honeybee Cap and Beret are abuzz with a swarm of delightful little slip-stitch bees. Ascending from a mock honeycomb border atop a twisted rib brim, the bees take flight into a tight spiral at the crown of each hat.

This downloadable, PDF pattern includes instructions for BOTH hats. The pattern is written for one size fitting an Adult head size of 20-22″ (51-56 cm).

Both hats are knit in the round and feature a variety of stitches and techniques to keep the knitters interest. The pattern is fully charted, but also includes complete written line by line instructions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.

Honeybee Cap and BeretA worsted weight yarn with good stitch definition and little to no halo is recommended. Slight tonals will work, but highly variegated yarn will distract from the slipped stitch pattern.

My sample cap was knit using 2 1.75 oz/50 gr (110 yds/101 m) balls of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn (100% Peruvian Highland wool) in Golden Heather, while the beret was knit using 2 balls of the same yarn in the delicious sounding colorway, Creme Brulee.

Consider adding a bit of whimsy to your cold weather wardrobe with your own little swarm of bees! Full pattern details for the Honeybee Cap and Beret can be found here.