Our first European adventure from our new home in the UK was to Gay Paree.. Paris is a fantastic place in any season, but that July it was hot and green and full of tourists. Since we were visiting with two small kids, we managed to get to some of the typical sightseeing spots (in between trips to the playground). The stitch pattern in this hat reminds me of the incredible metalwork of the Eiffel Tower when viewed from below: arcs of metal forming an intricate and delicate-looking lace network that hold up a towering needle thrusting into the sky.
This hat uses true lace knitting, with patterning on every row. Stitch pattern is presented in charted form only. Sample shown is worked in MadeleinTosh Vintage.
Skills needed: casting on, knitting in the round, knitting, purling, lace knitting, decreasing in pattern.
Gauge: 16 sts/26 rows over 4 in/10 cm in stockinette.