PROJECT Ameila

Fleec Aritst Merino Stream Amelia Hat 1

Amelia

As a run-up to the holidays, I’ll be sharing lots of smaller projects that make great handmade gifts. Liane whipped up this cute beanie (which is a free pattern) on 9mm/US13 needles in like a day, and I think it turned out great! We used Fleece Artist Merino Stream, a super soft, super bulky weight single ply merino wool that hails from Nova Scotia.

The pattern is the Amelia Slouch Beanie, and it’s a freebie, which is always sweet. We made some modifications because it just feels wrong to cut corners. If you aren’t already familiar with the ins & outs of ribbing, 2×2 ribbing (k2, p2) is looser than stocking stitch and is usually worked on a needle 1mm smaller than normal.

Mods

  • We cast on 44 sts on 8mm/US11 needles and worked ribbing according to the pattern.
  • We increased 1 stitch after the ribbing (for a total of45 sts) and went up to a 9mm/US13 needles.

Materials

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Fleec Aritst Merino Stream Amelia Hat 2

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