Forest Imp by Woolly Wormhead
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Forest Imp

Knitting
October 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in double moss stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
78 - 177 yards (71 - 162 m)
14, 17, 19.5, 22 in/ 35.5, 43.25, 49.5, 56 cm
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Forest Imp is a great little Hat that combines a simple but effective textured stitch pattern with a coloured trim, which is perfect for raiding your stash and using up those leftovers of your favourite yarn.

Pattern is worked bottom up and in the round, and includes 4 sizes covering newborns through to adults.

Yarn
Yarn A: 71 (88, 108, 130) yd/65 (81, 98, 118) m
Yarn B: 7 (9, 9, 11) yd/6 (7, 7, 10) m
36yd/33m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St
Heavy DK/Worsted weight, single ply yarn.

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

Sample details
Yarn A: Araucania Aysen (191yd/175m per 100g; 70% Merino, 20% Alapca, 10% Silk)
Yarn B: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (210yd/192m per 100g; 100% Merino)
Shown in size 19.5in/49.5cm on model with 20.5in/52cm circumference head

Gauge
20 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St
20 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over Double Moss (Seed) Stitch

Sizes
To fit sizes: 14 (17, 19.5, 22) in/ 35.5 (43.25, 49.5, 56) cm
Finished size: 12 (14.5, 16.75, 19.25) in/ 30.5 (36.75, 42.5, 49) cm

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

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable cast-on & 2x2 Alternate Cable cast-on

Support
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 March 2013 by Simply Knitting magazine; republished September 2013
PDF file size: 3.2MB
Product code: WW211KForestImp
Technical editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler