Alveare by Woolly Wormhead


June 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
134 - 269 yards (123 - 246 m)
18, 20, 22, 24 in/45.75, 50.75, 56, 61 cm
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Alveare’s deep welts pile up like a iconic beehive, creating an irresistibly wearable slouchy Hat with an optional bobble. The alternating bands make for a simple, gratifying knit that shows the beauty of both sides of stocking stitch – choose a soft, smooth yarn such as this BFL singles for best effect.

Worked from the bottom up in worsted weight, the pattern is written in 4 sizes and includes tutorials for two cast-on techniques and I-cord.

Alveare ist eine lässig geschnittene Mütze in der jetzt so beliebten Slouch-Form − bequem zu tragen, leicht zu stricken, im Handumdrehen fertig, und dazu noch gutaussehend!

In Runden von unten nach oben gearbeitet, mit optionaler Bommel. Das breite Rippenbündchen wiederholt die Querrippen im Hauptteil der Mütze. Die Anleitung enthält 4 Größen.

134 (162, 197, 235) yd/123 (148, 180, 215) m
34yd/31m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St
Worsted weight, single ply yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Small amount of stuffing for bobble

Sample details
Shown in Lorna’s Laces Haymarket (215yd/197m per 100g; 100% Blue Faced Leicester)
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Mano Del Uruguay Maxima (218yd/199m per 100g; 100% Merino)

20 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.

To fit sizes: 18 (20, 22, 24) in/45.75 (50.75, 56, 61) cm
Finished size: 16 (17.5, 19.25, 20.75) in/40.75 (44.75, 48.75, 52.75) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, I-cords

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons, I-cord

Accessibility Statement

  • The LVA version of this pattern is written in 23 point Droid Sans font in all black text with no italics. All of the directions are fully written out with no abbreviations or charts. The instructions are presented in a single column, left aligned with 2.5cm page margins. The pattern has been reviewed and tested to work with a screen reader.
  • The main PDF for this pattern is colour blind accessible. It uses black text on a white background and does not rely on colour.

Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

Originally published November 2009; revised & republished June 2014
PDF file size: 2.8MB
Product code: WW094KAlveare
Tech editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler