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Escalier Tam

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This pattern is in the Homegrown Hat Collection.


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Item code: 2294

Part of the Homegrown Hat Collection, the Skep Hat resembles an old-fashioned bee skep overflowing with honeycomb. Bees once built their hives in the underside of the skep, so this Skep is more of an an artist’s interpretation of how one works.  These rather inhumane types of hives are no longer used today because the colony must be removed from the skep and killed to harvest the honey. Modern-day frame hives are much kinder, as is this hat project with its integrated welts and cables construction.

18 (20, 22)” circumference
7.5 (8.5, 8.5)” height



Cables, knitting in the round, decreases

Yarn used: Quince & Co Osprey in Honey

  • Heavy worsted weight yarn, approx 80 (90, 110) yds
  • US size 9 (5.5 mm) 16” circular needles and dpn set of five or size needed to achieve gauge
  • Cable needle
  • Yarn needle

Worked from the brim up in the rnd, dec in patt

14 sts & 30 rnds = 4”/10 cm in welted stitch

Save time by making a swatch;
Change needle size if necessary to achieve gauge.




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