Dryad by Woolly Wormhead


December 2007
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in unblocked Stocking Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
68 - 133 yards (62 - 122 m)
18, 20, 22 in/45.75, 50.75, 56 cm

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A soft, gentle Hat using simple lace techniques combined with the short rows and grafting. Ideal for spring and summer, this Hat can be knitted in cotton or silk blend yarns.

68 (76, 97) yd/62 (69, 89) m
36yd/33m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
DK weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Pair 3.5mm/UK--/US4 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
3.5mm crochet hook
Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in King Cole Merino Blend DK (123yd/112m per 50g; 100% Wool)
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head

24 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over St.St.

To fit size: 18 (20, 22) in/45.75 (50.75, 56) cm
Finished size: 15 (16.25, 19.5) in/38 (41.25, 49.5) 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 fewer panels to achieve the desired size.

Errata - 18/02/08 

Row 6 (LP, lace pattern) - K2tog, yo twice, k3, yo, sk2po, yo, K 3, yo, k2tog twice
Chart is correct.

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.

Published December 2007
PDF file size: 3.4MB
Product code: WW069GSDryad
Technical editors: Mary Louise Quick & Tana Pageler