Peargirl Stained Glass Fretwork Hat knitting pattern
Meanders are common decorative elements in Greek and Roman art, also known as the
Greek Fret or Greek Key design. Meander, meaning to twist and turn, is named after the
River Meander, now called Büyük Menderes River, in South Western Turkey. Common in
architecture and pottery, these were among the most important symbols in ancient
Greece, perhaps symbolizing infinity and unity. I used Barbara Walker’s slip-stitch design
from A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, rewritten for knitting in the round. Using black as
your main color, choose three contrast colors for a stained glass effect.
Worsted (110 meter/124yds/100 g) –Black (MC), and 3 Contrasting Colors. You will be using only a small amount of each contrast color, I used approximately 50yds of each CC color.
Needles: 4.50mm (#7 US) 16” circular needle, and one set of 4.50mm (#7 US) double point needles (DPN), or appropriate size to achieve gauge.
Cable Needle in size equal to or smaller than working needle.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Sizes : Small 20”, (Medium 21”, Large 22”) head circumference.
Gauge : 20 sts per 4” in Stst using 4.50mm (#7 US) needles in the round, or appropriate size to achieve gauge.