This lace slouch beanie hides a secret…worked into the pretty lace pattern is an original cipher code, ‘Baudot’ from Bletchley Park. It reads, ‘knit, tink, knit, tink’. Here’s hoping you’ll enjoy the knitting and not have to do too much of the tinking!
This pattern is part of The Bletchley Collection, a six piece collection for Eden Cottage Yarns’ Milburn range inspired by the WWII code breakers stationed at Bletchley Park.
S (M, L)
To fit: 51 (56, 61)cm / 20 (22,24)in
Finished brim: 48.5 (53.5, 58.5)cm / 19 (21, 23)in
100grams of 4ply/fingering weight wool
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
3.25mm (US 3) circular needle, 40cm / 16” length or DPNs
3.5mm (US 4) circular needle, 40cm / 16” length or DPNs
Skills needed: Basic stitches, yarn over, decreasing, working in the round on a circular needle or DPNs.
Baudot is worked from the brim up in a lace pattern before softly gathering at the top. The crown does not need to be worked on DPNs or with a magic loop, it does not decrease beyond the length of the circular needle recommended.
Lace pattern instructions are both charted and written in full.