Short Description: Bel is a cloche style hat that is designed to coordinate with my Handspun Pinafore. An equal opportunity knit, this hat is flattering on ladies young and grown and works as nicely with solid yarns as it does with variegated and handspun. The garter stitch band features an optional eyelet rows through which to thread a pretty ribbon or coordinating i-cord. Pattern knits up fast from the top down and is written in 5 sizes (infant & adult).
Gauge: 17 sts & 24 rows = 4" in stockinette
Finished Measurements: Circumference: 13 (15, 17, 19, 21)". Depth: 6 (7, 8 1/2", 9 1/2", 10 1/2" )"
Materials Used: In worsted to aran weight or 8-10 wpi yarn you will need approximately 95 (110, 130, 155, 180) yards. If you choose a CC for the eyelet band it should be about 10% of your total yardage. 5 stitch markers, a darning needle for weaving in ends, and an optional ribbon, cord, or decorative elastic for lacing through eyelets.
Needle Size: Needles appropriate for your preferred method of small circumference circular knitting in US sizes 8 (5mm) & 6 (4mm) or size required to obtain gauge and two sizes smaller.
Pattern / Kit Includes: written directions
Skill Level: easy