Jo Storie Knits

Birch Hat Knitting Pattern

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Beginners garter stitch slouchy beret

“A classic beginners’ stitch showcased in a great staple yarn with just the right proportions certain to become an ‘essential’ for the season. Once you’ve mastered this easy shape, experiment with colour blocking and stripes”
- Jo Storie


Ability: Beginners 

Skills Required: This is a project for first-time knitters using basic knit and purl stitches, and simple shapings.

Yarn Type: We used Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds Chunky 100% undyed wool

Yarn Shade: Pictured in mid brown Jacob 0952.

Yarn Weight: Chunky / bulky

Sizes to Fit: 

Circumference - 45½cm (18in)

Knitted measurements approx:
Circumference - 52cm (20in)
Diameter - 26cm (10in)
You will need (approx): 1 ball / 95g (105m / 114yds)

Circumference - 50½cm (20in) 

Knitted measurements approx:
Circumference - 61cm (24in)
Diameter - 32cm (12½in)
You will need (approx): 1.5 balls / 150g (165m / 180yds)

*1 ball = 100g (approx 110m / 120yds). If you intend to substitute this yarn make sure you have checked the meterage per ball to get the correct amount

Materials Required: 
One pair each of 5½mm (US 9) and 7mm (US 10½ - 11) straight needles Tapestry needle for sewing up
Row counters.

13 sts x 18 rows to 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) in garter st using 7mm (US10½ - 11) needles. Tensions are provided should you wish to substitute an alternative yarn to that suggested by us. Please ensure you knit a tension square to check that the yarn is suitable as not all yarns will give a like for like result.