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The Furze Hat is part of the Ulex Set, two accessories inspired by a trip to the Republic of Ireland, and named after Ulex Europaeus (commonly known as gorse, furze, whin, or aiteann gallda). This shrub, a member of the legume family, is native to the British Isles and Western Europe, where it can be seen sweeping the roadsides in pools of bright yellow while in bloom.
Experience Level: Intermediate
To fit head circumference: 44.5-56 (50.75-62.25)cm/ 17.5-22 (20-24.5)”
Circumference: 39.5 (45.75)cm/ 15.5 (18)”
Height: 25.5cm/10in with 7.5cm/3” brim
A very big thanks to the Fibre Co. for providing yarn support for the Ulex set designs. The samples were knitted in Canopy Fingering (fingering weight; 50% baby alpaca, 30% merino, 20% bamboo; 183m/200 yds per 50g skein) in Mango.
2 skeins of the suggested yarn are required; OR approximately 205 (240)m/225 (260) yds with 7.5cm/3” brim.
Please note: for different brim heights, adjust yardage by approximately 26m/28yds for every 2.5cm/1” of brim added or subtracted. The sample is shown with a 7.5cm/3” brim, but other suggested heights are provided in the written pattern.
42 sts x 41 rnds = 10cm/4” in 2x1 twisted rib, blocked, unstretched.
Main pattern repeat width (27sts) = 10cm/2.75”
Needles and Notions
- 2.75mm/US2 needles (or size to obtain gauge) 40cm/16” length + dpns for crown shaping or 101.5cm/40” length with magic loop
- Stitch marker(s): 1 (5 (6) optional)
- Small cable needle or lockable stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
- Twisted knits and purls
- Twisted 2-st and 3-st cables
- Knit and purl decreases
- Double knit increases/decreases
By: Darren K. Cheng