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Extract from Refined Knits • By Jennifer Wood • Published by F+W Media

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Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
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Time
4h00

Refined Knits
This is a fun, tomboyish hat, just like its name, with strong geometric shapes. The name Billie means resolute protection, and this warm, cozy hat will protect your head in wintery weather.
I discovered this stitch pattern in one of my Japanese stitch dictionaries. The cables buried in the lace stitches caught my eye—they are almost unseen, but they add nice directional changes. I rearranged the stitch pattern to work for a hat, beginning with mostly lace stitches, gradually moving into mostly cable stitches, and then ending in a fun rounded point.
I used Shalimar Breathless DK, a wonderful superwash blend of merino, cashmere, and silk. It is very soft while retaining good stitch definition, making it a perfect choice for this pretty lace and cable hat.

FINISHED SIZE
About 18 ½" (47 cm) circumference and 9" (23 cm) tall.

GAUGE
28 sts and 30 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in chart patt, blocked.

STITCH GUIDE
• 2/2 LC (2 over 2 left cross): Sl 2 sts onto cn and hold in front, k2, k2 from cn.
• 2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross): Sl 2 sts onto cn and hold in front, k2, k2 from cn.
• 3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross): Sl 3 sts onto cn and hold in front, k3, k3 from cn.
• 3/3 RC (3 over 3 right cross): Sl 3 sts onto cn and hold in back, k3, k3 from cn.

K1tbl
K2tog
P1tbl
P2tog
Ssk
Ssp

A word about construction:
This hat is worked in the round from the brim up. Slip all markers as you come to them, unless instructed otherwise.

Posted by FW Media Published See FW Media's 76 projects » © 2019 Jennifer Wood / F+W Media · Reproduced with permission. · Excerpted from Refined Knits: Sophisticated Lace, Cable, and Aran Lace Knitwear Copyright © 2016 by Jennifer wood and published by F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photos courtesy of Joe Hancock.
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  • Step 1

    Ribbed Band
    With cir needle, CO 123 sts using the long-tail method (Techniques, page 144).

    Place marker (pm) for beg of rnd and join for working in rnds, being careful not to twist sts.

    Set-up rnd: [P1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k2, (p1, k1) 12 times, p1, k2, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1, k2, pm] 2 times, P1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k2, (p1, k1) 12 times, p1, k2, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1, k2.

    Next rnd: [P1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k2, (p1, k1) 12 times, p1, k2, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1, k2] 3 times.

    Rep last rnd 5 more times.

    Inc rnd: [P1, (k1, m1, k2, p1, k2, (p1, k1) 12 times, p1, k2, p1, k1, m1, k2, p1, k2] 3 times—129 sts.

    Work Rows 1–38 of the Aran Lace chart—111 sts.

  • How to make a beanie. Billie Hat - Step 2
    Step 2

    Crown
    NOTE: Change to double-pointed needles when there are too few stitches to work comfortably on circular needle.

    Dec rnd 1: [P1, k4, p1, k1, p1, (k1, ssk, k1, p1) 2 times, (k1, k2tog, k1, p1) 2 times, k1, p1, k4, p1, k2] 3 times—99 sts rem.

    Work 1 rnd even.

    Dec rnd 2: [P1, k4, p1, k1, p1, k2, ssk, k3, p1, k3, k2tog, k2, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1, ssk] 3 times—90 sts rem.

    Work 1 rnd even.

    Dec rnd 3: [P1, 2/2 LC, ssp, p1, 3/3 LC, p1, 3/3 RC, p1, p2tog, 2/2 RC, p1, k1] 3 times—84 sts rem.

    Work 1 rnd even.

    Dec rnd 4: [P1, k4, p2, k2, ssk, k2, p1, k2, k2tog, k2, p2, k4, p1, k1] 3 times—78 sts rem.

    Work 1 rnd even.

    Dec rnd 5: [P1, k4, p2, k1, ssk, k2, p1, k2, k2tog, k1, p2, k4, p1, k1] 3 times—72 sts rem.

    Work 1 rnd even.

    Dec rnd 6: [P1, 2/2 LC, ssp, 2/2 LC, p1, 2/2 RC, p2tog, 2/2 RC, p1, k1] 3 times—66 sts rem.

    Work 1 rnd even.

    Dec rnd 7: [P1, (k1, ssk, k1, p1) 2 times, (k1, k2tog, k1, p1) 2 times, k1] 3 times—54 sts rem.

    Work 1 rnd even.

    Dec rnd 8: [P1, k2, ssk, k3, p1, k3, k2tog, k2, p1, k1] 3 times—48 sts rem.

    Work 1 rnd even.

    Next rnd: [P1, 3/3 LC, p1, 3/3 RC, p1, k1] 3 times.

    Dec rnd 9: [P1, k1, (ssk) 2 times, k1, p1, k1, (k2tog) 2 times, k1, p1, k1] 3 times—36 sts rem. Work 1 rnd even.

    Dec rnd 10: [P1, (ssk) 2 times, p1, (k2tog) 2 times, p1, k1] 3 times—24 sts rem.

    Dec rnd 11: [P1, ssk, p1, k2tog, p1, k1] 3 times—18 sts rem.

    Work 1 rnd even.

    Dec rnd 12: P1, [ssk] 8 times, ssk last st of rnd with first st, removing beg-of-rnd m—9 sts rem.

    Cut yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. Th read yarn tail on tapestry needle, draw yarn through rem sts, pull tight to close hole, and secure on WS.

  • How to make a beanie. Billie Hat - Step 3
    Step 3

    Finishing
    Weave in loose ends. Block to finished measurements.

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