Am Byth, the seventh MKAL from Kath Andrews Designs and Yarn O’clock, is a beret-style hat in four sizes worked from the centre of the crown down to the brim.
Am Byth means ‘forever’ in Welsh, and this is reflected in the eternity symbol created by the closed ring cables repeated sideways on six times around the hat, surrounded by narrow twisted stitch cables that run into the brim.
West Yorkshire Spinners, The Croft DK (100% Shetland Islands Wool, 225m/100g), 1 skein
3.5mm, set of 4 dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences from a pinwheel cast- on
3.5mm, 40cm circular needle
3mm, set of 4 dpns or 40cm circular needle for brim (optional)
6 stitch markers, inc 1 contrasting to mark beginning of rnd
2 cable needles
Waste yarn (to try hat on)
1 (2, 3, 4) to fit: 45.5 (51, 56, 61) cm head circumference
If in doubt between sizes, choose the smaller one.
39 (43.5, 48, 52.5) cm circumference
22 sts x 33 rnds over 10cm/4in over reverse stocking st worked in the round (all purl) on 3.5mm needles
29 sts x 44 rnds over 10cm/4in over twisted rib on 3.5mm needles
Photography: Sue Finch