The 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 pattern includes instructions for BOTH hats.
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NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.
One size. Cap and beret brims fit a medium adult head size of approximately 20” – 22” (51 cm – 56 cm). Blocked cap circumference is approximately 20” (51 cm). Blocked beret circumference is approximately 24” (61 cm).
The pattern is fully charted, but also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.
Using larger-sized needles, 20 stitches/24 rows to 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch, unblocked.
The Honeybee Cap and Beret are knit in the round from the ribbing up.
To work this pattern, you will need to know:
- Knit and purl stitches
- Increase and decrease stitches – KFB, K2TOG
- Twisted stitches – KTBL
- Cable stitch – 1/1RC
- Slipped stitches
Allow approx 115 yds (105 m) worsted weight yarn for cap.
Allow approx 175 yds (160 m) worsted weight yarn for beret.
A 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.
US 6 (4 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular
US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular
US 7 (4.5 mm) 7” (20 cm) double-pointed
Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
Stitch markers (2)