Erica by Woolly Wormhead


November 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
144 - 244 yards (132 - 223 m)
18, 20, 22, 24 in (45.75, 50.75, 56, 61 cm)
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This Hat was our 2013 Mystery-Hat-along!

Erica is a Hat of two styles: a peak brimmed beret and a slouchy regular brim beret. Softly strung circles decorate the body of this Hat, which are created by twisted and travelling stitches.

The pattern is provided in 4 sizes, and is worked from the bottom up. The stitch pattern is provided in both written and charted formats.

Peaked version
144 (184, 219, 261) yd/132 (169, 201, 239) m
Slouchy version
158 (196, 228, 266) yd/145 (180, 209, 244) m
33yd/31m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Heavy DK weight, multi-plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3.75mm/UK9/US5 & 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Plastic bottle/Plastic canvas for Brim
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Fyberspates Vivacious DK (251yd/230m per 115g; 100% Merino)
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head

21 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.
22 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over 1x1 Twisted Rib

To fit sizes: 18 (20, 22, 24) in/ 45.75 (50.75, 56, 61) cm
Finished size: 16.25 (18.25, 20, 21.75) in/ 41.25 (46.25, 50.75, 55.25) cm

Knit & purl stitches, Alternate Cable cast-on, Provisional cast-on, Joining Live stitches, Short rows, Twisted stitches, Knitting in the round, Increases & decreases

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; Brim insert schematic

Accessibility Statement
The main PDF for this pattern is colour blind accessible. It uses black text on a white background. Charts are in greyscale and do 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.

Published November 2013
PDF file size: 23.4MB
Product code: WW227KErica
Technical editor: Karen Butler
Copy editor: Liz Marley