Beekeeper Slouch

Designer Josie Mercier

Finished Size 20 (22, 24)" circumference, buttoned. Hat shown measures 20".

Yarn Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted (100% pure wool; 210 yd [192 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): #179 lemon zest, 1 (2, 2) ball(s).

Needles Ribbing—size 5 (3.75 mm): straights. Brim and body—size 7 (4.5 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if neces­sary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; three 3/4" buttons.

Gauge 20 sts and 24 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles; 28 sts = 3 3/4" and 32 rows = 4" in Honeycomb patt on larger needles.

This cozy women’s slouch features a honeycomb pattern brim that is worked flat and then joined in the round, using buttons and buttonholes, to complete the body.

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