Arbacia by Woolly Wormhead
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January 2008
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
250 - 305 yards (229 - 279 m)
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This Hat pattern is ideal for those who love a different technique, or who loathe working in the round or fighting with DPNs. The gentle cables provide an elegant and stable brim, whilst the body with its eyelets provide a casual, generous shape.

Constructed sideways by knitting on straight needles, using short rows for shaping and provisional cast-on then Kitchener stitch for a perfect, seam-free finish.

Pattern is provided in both written and charted format and is knit from side to side.

205 (241, 261) yd/187 (220, 238) m
43yd/39m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
4Ply or fingering weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions:
Pair 3mm/UK11/US2½ straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
3mm crochet hook
Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details:
Shown in Alisha Goes Around Richness of Martens Fingering (400yd/366m per 115g; 75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk)

Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

29 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St.
22 st cable+lace brim panel = 1.75in/4.5cm on 3mm needles

To fit size: 18 (20, 22) in/45.75 (50.75, 56) cm
Finished size: 16 (18, 19.25) in/40.5 (45.75, 49) cm

Skills required:
Knit & purl sts, short rows (w&t), provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch, basic lace (eyelets)

Pattern contents:
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional cast-on & Kitchener Stitch

Fit is determined by row gauge – if your gauge differs, simply work more or less panels to achieve the desired size.

PDF file size: 3.5MB, image res. 300DPI

Technical editor: Tana Pageler