Beeswax Hat

Bees are exceptionally clever creatures. Honeybees use their beeswax to create strong and highly efficient honeycomb structures, which they use for accommodation, food storage, and a place to raise their larvae. The ‘Beeswax hat’ celebrates the beauty of this structure.

Skills & Techniques

  • Long Tail Cast On (optional)

  • Knitting in the round

  • Simple mini-cables which can be knit without a cable needle (instructions for my favourite twist method are included)

  • Charts and written instructions are both provided in full

Materials Needed

  • 1 skein of Vintage Purls Max (75% merino, 25% nylon; 227yds/208m per 100g skein), or 150 yards / 137 metres of DK or worsted-weight yarn

  • US 6 / 4 mm circular needles (or needle size that gives you the right gauge)

  • The same size needles for working a small circumference in the round

  • A cable needle if you wish, a stitch marker, and a needle for weaving in the ends

Finished Measurements

  • 17.5”/44.5cm brim circumference (unstretched)

  • 9”/23cm long from brim to crown

  • This hat is very stretchy, and will fit most adults with a 20” or larger head circumference.