Short Description: Ios Beanie by The Yarniad. Ios (Ancient Greek for dawn) is a lightweight beanie with a simple lace brim and just the least bit of slouch. The hat begins with the chevron-like lace brim, which is knit flat, then folded in half to create its three dimensional appearance. The rest of the hat is worked up from the brim with the yarn held double stranded. This is a quick knit that is a perfect use of a single skein of soft laceweight yarn and provides just the right amount of warmth on chilly mornings, as rosy- fingered dawn is making her appearance.
Gauge: 23 sts & 33 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette st, yarn held double stranded; 22 sts & 29 rows = 4” / 10 cm in lace patt, yarn held single stranded
Finished Measurements: 18.25 (19.75, 21.5)” / 46.5 (50, 54.5) cm to fit heads up to roughly 20 (22, 24)” / 51 (56, 61) cm around; 8 (8.25, 8.75)” / 20.5 (21, 22) cm from edge of brim to top
Materials Used: Malabrigo Yarn Lace (100% Merino; 470 yds/430 m per 50g); 1 skein in color 130 Damask; Or 285 (315, 345) yds / 260 (290, 315) m of a similar laceweight yarn
Needle Size: US 6 (4 mm) 16-20” / 40-50 cm long circular needle and same size needles preferred for working a small circumference in the round (e.g. circular needle long enough for Magic Loop, dpns)
Pattern Includes: Detailed written instructions, photographs, lace chart, photo tutorial for joining brim.
Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner