Intro:Open enough to be light as air and slouchy enough to be effortlessly worn, Timbrel is the quintessential warm weather hat. The gentle swirl of the diagonal lace brings to mind spring breezes and the nubby silk in the mix is natural like summer hair allowed to dry freely in the sun. The way the eyelets continue to swirl seamlessly to the very top reminds me of perfectly executed soft serve ice cream. This is spring and summer casual chic at its best.Difficulty: tttttNotes:Hat is worked in the rnd on circ needles from the bottom up. Double pointed needles are used for the decreases at the crown.Finished Measurements:17 (18½, 20)" unstretched. Shown in size 18½" To Fit Head Circumference: 18 - 19½ (20 - 21½, 22 - 24)"Yarn:Harrisville Silk & Wool Blend (DK weight) 50% Silk, 50% Pure Virgin Wool175 yds per 50gr (1.75 oz) SkeinShown in FERN #203-10 1 (1, 2) skeinsNeedles:US 5 [3.75 mm] 16-inch circular needle, and dpns if desiredUS 3 [3.25 mm] 16-inch circular needleNotions:Stitch markers, tapestry or yarn needle for weaving in ends, 1 medium sized balloon.Gauge:25 Sts and 36 Rnds = 4" square in [k4, p1] rib worked on smaller needles in the rnd, unstretched and unblocked.From Talitha’s window, you look down into the yard she played in as a little girl. From the bottom porch step, you look up at Orion’s Belt hovering above the garage. Somewhere between these two, created space and childhood, you can find her in the tangerine velvet chair contentedly knitting something new as her children grow up right before her very eyes. She writes about whatever catches her eye here: www.talithakuomi.com/blog .