Eco Duo from Cascade Yarns is quite simply one of the softest yarns out there! It is made with 70% undyed baby alpaca and 30% undyed Merino wool. The drape just begs to be worked up into a soft hat. Designed by Betty Balcomb, this beret has two design elements: the slouchy styling and the seed stitch button flap. It is knit from the bottom up, starting with the ribbed edge. Two bands of stockinette are separated by a stripe of a garter stitch/eyelet pattern. A series of decreases in stockinette shape the top. Stitches are picked up and worked in seed stitch for the tab. This hat can be hand washed and dried flat.
The kit includes the pattern and the yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 16" circular needle in size US 10 OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
- 16" circular needle in size US 8
- double point needles in size US 10
- stitch marker
- tapestry needle
- two 1/2" buttons
The hat is shown in Eco Duo #1706 Koala. If you would like your kit to be in this color, simply order the kit above. If you would like to pick your own color, please visit our Eco Duo page to see the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and specify your color choice in the box above.