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Amoroso

by Christine Heinzius

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Intermediate

This pattern is inspired by a lacy beanie I saw in a shop here in town. As a knitter I immediately thought: "No need to buy it, I can knit it myself". I searched Ravelry and couldn't find a single pattern for an all lace beanie. So I designed one for my 5-year-old daughter and luckily she loved the result.


I knit it in merino, but I think the pattern would be perfect for a summery hat in cotton, bamboo or silk.


 


Sizes

S (Baby/toddler), M (child), L (tween)
Shown in size M

Finished Measurements

Circumference: 17¼[19, 20½] inches / 44[48, 52] cm, measured unstretched lying flat – it is very stretchy so it should fit for quite some time.

Materials

Malabrigo Lace [100% Merino; 470 yards / 430 meters per 1.75 ounce / 50 gram hank];

#157 Amoroso; 1 hank (120-220 yards / 110-200 meters)

Recommended needle sizes

Size S Only: US #1½ / 2.5 mm, set of 5 dpns or long circular needle for magic loop method or size needed for gauge
Size M Only: US #2 / 2.75 mm, set of 5 dpns or long circular needle for magic loop method or size needed for gauge
Size L Only: US #2½ / 3 mm, set of 5 dpns or long circular needle for magic loop method or size needed for gauge

Notions

Crochet hook and spare needle for provisional cast on
Tapestry needle

Gauge

In Stockinette stitch:

For size S: 23 sts = 4 inches / 10 cm
For size M: 25 sts = 4 inches / 10 cm
For size L: 27 sts = 4 inches / 10 cm

Pattern Notes

You will easily master the lace stitches, but the picot edge can be a little fiddly. If you don’t want to use the provisional cast-on, you can opt for a traditional cast on and sew the picot edge to the inside at the very end.

Detail

Detail

 

Skills Required

Knitting on dpns or magic loop, lace, provisional cast-on

 

Picot Edge

Cast on 99[120, 141] sts with your favorite provisional cast-on method. Join to knit in the round being careful not to twist sts; place marker to mark the beginning of the round.
Knit 5 rnds.
Picot edge: *K1 k2tog, yo; repeat from * around.
Knit 5 rnds.
Put the sts from the provisional cast-on on a spare needle. Fold cast on to the WS and knit each cast-on st together with its corresponding live st on the needle. (If you don’t want to do this, you can cast on with your favourite stretchy cast on method and sew the edge on.)

Detail

Border
Rnds 1 and 2: Purl around.
Size S Only: Knit around increasing one st: 100 sts.
Size M Only: Knit around: 120 sts.
Size L Only: Knit around decreasing one st: 140 sts.
All Sizes: Knit around.

First Lace Stripe
Rnd 1: *K2, sl1, k1, psso, yo; repeat from * around.
Rnd 2: Knit around.
Rnd 3: *Yo, k3tog, yo, k1; repeat from * around.
Rnds 4 and 5: Knit around.
Rnd 6: Purl around.
Rnds 7 and 8: Knit around

Second Lace Stripe
Rnd 1: K3, k2togtbl, yo, *k8, k2togtbl, yo; repeat from * around to last 5 sts, k5.
Rnd 2 and all even rnds through Rnd 12: Knit around.
Rnd 3: K2, k2togtbl, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, *k5, k2togtbl, yo, k1, yo, k2tog; repeat from * around to last 3 sts, k3.
Rnd 5: K1, k2togtbl, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, *k3, k2togtbl, yo, k3, yo, k2tog; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, k2.
Rnd 7: *K2togtbl, yo, k1, yo, k3tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 9: k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2togtbl, *k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2togtbl; repeat from * to the last st, k1.
Rnd 11: Purl around.
Rnd 12: Knit around.

Third Lace Stripe
Rnds 1-5: Work same as First Lace Stripe.
Rnds 6 and 7: Purl around.
Size S Only: Knit around increasing 2 sts: 102 sts.
Size M Only: Knit around.
Size L Only: Knit around decreasing 2 sts: 138 sts.

Crown
Rnd 1: *Yo, k2tog; repeat from * around.
Rnd 2: Knit around
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2, 15[18, 21] times, then repeat Rnd 1 once more.

Crown Shaping
Rnd 1: *K3 k3tog; repeat from * around: 68[80, 92] sts.
Rnds 2-4: Knit around.
Rnd 5: *K2, k3tog; repeat from * around to last 3[0, 2] sts, k3[0, 2]: 42[48, 56] sts.
Rnds 6-8: Knit around.
Rnd 7: *K1 k3tog; repeat from * around to last 2[0, 0] sts, k2tog 1[0, 0] time: 21[24, 28] sts.
Rnds 8-10: Knit around.
Rnd 11: K3tog around to last 0[0, 1] st, k0[0, 1].

Detail

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

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Christine Heinzius has been knitting since her mom taught her to sometime in the 1970s. The internet has made her lazy, because she used to design whatever she wanted to knit before there were so many beautiful patterns online. She is a literary translator and lives in Germany with her husband and 5-year old twins.

 

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