Needles: Circular needles in US #5 (3.75mm) for Sport weight and #6 (4mm) for DK weight and a 16” cord or DPN, or size to maintain gauge
Yarn: 2 skeins of DK and/or Sport (Mrs Crosby Carpet Bag in Barn Swallow and Lorna’s Laces Sportmate in Joji’s Cathedral (Small/Medium) & Mrs Crosby Carpet Bag in Frank and Hollywood Cerise (Medium/Large))
Yardage: Small/Medium: 177 yards (80 yards in Barn Swallow & 97 yards in Cathedral Medium/Large: 240 yards in (145 yards in Frank & 100 yards in Hollywood Cerise)
Gauge of Lace stitch: 5 sts and 6 rnds per inch
Notions: - Stitch markers - Crochet hook 4mm or larger - Waste yarn for provisional cast on
Measurements and size: Adult Small/Medium (21-23”) and 7 inches long& Medium/ Large (22-24”) head circumference and 8.5 inches long, the lace stretches
Gemī is inspired by Gems because of the lace shape, Geminis because the duality and reversibility of hat and can be worn inside out and the latin word Gemo which means to be full. Gemi is a double layered hat; a lace layer that covers a stockinette stitch hat in a Sport and/or DK weight yarn so it can be worn in mild to cold weather. The lace creates pops of color (especially with Carpet Bag since the silk gives it a beautiful sheen) or can be done in the same color for a subtle look.