‘Not idly do the leaves of Lórien fall’ *
This soft and slouchy beret features a band of leaves below a lovely feather, fan and cable hat body for a fun knit with very stylish results.
Intermediate plus knitters with experience of cables, lace and grafting (aka kitchener stitch) should find this project relatively easy. All cable stitches, increases and decreases used in the design have a step-by-step technical description in the abbreviations list. The pattern includes full written instructions and charts for the project.
Suggested needles are 2.5mm straights for the band and 3.25mm needles for the hat body, either a 40cm/16″ long circular and DPNs (for the crown decreases); or one 120cm/47″ long circular for the magic loop method; or two 60cm/24″ long circulars.
Yarn requirements are 65 – 70g/240– 260 metres/260–285 yards of a soft and warm 4ply /fingering weight yarn. The hat pictured was knitted with Jamie Possum’s ‘Possum Plus 4ply’ in the ‘leaf’ colourway.
The Lórien pattern is also available in ‘Novel Knits’ (see ‘Books’).
*Quote taken from ‘Lord of the Rings’ by J. R.R. Tolkien