Second Chances

Clean lines, structured lace, and a shape halfway between a beanie and a slouch, Second Chances was designed to pair with my Zuzu’s Petals Cowlette (shown together in some of the photos) for a set inspired by the iconic film, “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

Pattern includes charts and written directions for four gauges to accommodate fingering – super bulky weight yarns. Knits up fast from brim to crown and is simple enough for an advanced beginner!

Sizes:

Pattern is written in one size to accommodate the average adult with a head circumference of 20-24”.

Measurements:

Pattern is written in one size to fit an average adult head circumference of 20-24”/50-60 cm. Measurements are after blocking.
CIRCUMFERENCE: 20 -21” for all sizes
DEPTH: 9 (9, 8¾, 8¾)“ / 22.5 (22.5, 22, 22) cm

Materials:

Yarn:
• GAUGE 1 (for fingering - sport weight yarn):
150 yds/137 m

• GAUGE 2 (for dk - worsted weight yarn):
130 yds/119 m

• GAUGE 3 (for bulky weight yarns):
90 yds/82 m

• GAUGE 4 (for super bulky weight yarns):
65 yds/60 m

Needles:
• 16”/40 cm circular needle in size required to obtain gauge AND two sizes smaller - see GAUGE section for suggested needle sizes
• dpns, or needles appropriate for your preferred method of small circumference knitting, in size required to obtain gauge

Notions: 10 (8, 6, 4) stitch markers & a needle for weaving in ends

Gauge:

• GAUGE 1 (for fingering - sport weight yarns):
24 sts & 31 rounds = 4”/10 cm in Lace Pattern OR
22 sts & 34 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette
Suggested needle size US 5/3.75 mm or 6/4 mm

• GAUGE 2 (for dk - worsted weight yarns):
18 sts & 25 rounds = 4”/10 cm in Lace Pattern OR
18 sts & 26 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette
Suggested needle size US 8/5 mm or 9/5.5 mm

• GAUGE 3 (for bulky weight yarns):
14 sts & 20 rounds = 4”/10 cm in Lace Pattern OR
13½ sts & 20 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette
Suggested needle size US 10/6 mm or 11/8 mm

• GAUGE 4 (for super bulky weight yarns):
9½ sts & 14 rounds = 4”/10 cm in Lace Pattern OR
9 sts & 14 rows = 4”/10 cm
Suggested needle size US 13/9 mm or 15/10 mm