Banksia by Woolly Wormhead


August 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
116 - 321 yards (106 - 294 m)
19, 22, 25 in/48.25, 56, 63.5 cm
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Inspired by Victorian caps, the lace droplet pattern circles around the Hat, creating an interesting concentric effect, with the shaping cleverly incorporated into the pattern.

Pattern is worked from the bottom up and includes charts for both the stitch pattern and the crown shaping.

116 (153, 195) yd/106 (140, 179) m
26yd/24m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Aran weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Eden Cottage Langdale Superwash Aran (180yd/165m per 100g; 100% Merino)
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Art Yarns Supermerino (104yd/95m per 50g; 100% Merino)

18 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St.
18 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Twisted Rib, lightly stretched

To fit sizes: 19 (22, 25) in/48.25 (56, 63.5) cm
Finished size: 17 (19, 21.25) in/43 (48.5, 54.25) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons

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 April 2011; revised & republished August 2014
PDF file size: 2.8MB
Product code: WW129KBanksia
Technical editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler