The Rocky Mountains are home to free spirits who have left city life to spend days working the land and nights dancing in the moonlight. The Birken Beauty grows her hair long, goes shoeless as much as possible, and finds satisfaction in hard work that feeds her and her community. She shares her innermost secrets with Mother Earth.
Birken Beauty Lace Tam is a celebration of facing challenge with a positive attitude! It is knit in the round from the bottom-up and features an exciting-to-knit Hearts and Flowers lace motif that will keep you on your toes with a stitch count that changes. Instructions are in written and charted form. Child and adult sizes are given with options for a slouchier version. This hat will make any woman a true Birken Beauty!
One skein Cascade 220 Wool (shown here in Rose Heather) or 200 yards of worsted weight yarn
4mm 16” circular needle
5mm 16” circular needle
Set of 5mm double pointed needles
Dessert/dinner plate (for blocking)
Skills Used: Knitting in the round, working with DPNs, lace knitting,
Child- 19-20 inches
Add an additional pattern repeat where indicated for a slouchy version. Brim has substantial negative ease.
Approx. 22 sts = 4 inches in twisted rib (slighty stretched) using 4mm needle or size to obtain gauge.
LACE PATTERN IS WRITTEN AND CHARTED