Elsica by Woolly Wormhead


November 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
191 - 269 yards (175 - 246 m)
19, 21, 23 in/ 48.25, 53.25, 58.5 cm
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An elegant beret, using a combination of slipped stitches, simple twists and bias techniques to create its unique shape. Knit stitches starting at the brim travel through the Hat, spiralling towards the crown. This Hat is knit in the round, from the brim to the crown.

156 (193, 234) yd/142 (176, 214) m
35yd/32m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Worsted weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Wollmeise Molly (219yd/200m per 100g; 100% Merino)
Shown in size 23in/58.5cm on model with 24in/61cm circumference head
Alternative yarn
Malabrigo Rios (210yd/192m per 100g; 100% Merino)

20 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.
21.5 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over Brim stitch pattern

To fit sizes: 19 (21, 23) in/48.25 (53.25, 58.5) cm
Finished size: 15.75 (18, 20.25) in/40 (45.75, 51.5) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, cables

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorial for Cabling Without a Needle

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.

First published November 2009 by Yarn Forward magazine, republished May 2010
PDF file size: 3.1MB, image res. 300DPI
Product code: WW090KElsica
Technical editor: Tana Pageler