The all over floral motif of this colorwork beret was inspired
by a double-knit wall hanging my husband brought back for me from Norway. Selbu Modern was one of my very first published designs—before Kelbourne Woolens was even established! I love that over 8 years later, people are using this little hat to discover a love of stranded colorwork and knitting from charts.
DESIGNER: Kate Gagnon Osborn
YARN: The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering (50% baby alpaca, 30% merino wool, 20% viscose from bamboo): orchid (MC), river dolphin (CC), 1 skein each.
GAUGE: 30 sts + 26 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in colorwork patt using larger ndls.
NEEDLES: 1 - 16" US 2 (2.75 mm) circular and set dpns, 1 - 16" US 0 (2 mm) circular.
SIZE: 19" brim circ, 8.75" height.
SKILLS: Stranded colorwork from charts, integrated decreases.