Giostra by Woolly Wormhead


December 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
91 - 213 yards (83 - 195 m)
18, 20, 22, 24 in/45.75, 50.75, 56, 61 cm
low vision format available
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Giostra’s staggered bobbles and gently peaked crown hint playfully at the carousels it is named for, making a Hat that’s as appealing to kids as it is flattering to adults.

It knits up fast in aran weight and will fit anyone from 6-month-old babies to large adults.

91 (117, 147, 180) yd/84 (107, 134, 165) m
33yd/31m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Aran weight, single ply 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 Lorna’s Laces Bullfrogs & Butterflies (190yd/174m per 113g/4oz; 85% Wool, 15% Mohair)
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Brown Sheep Handpaint Originals (88yd/80m per 50g; 70% Mohair, 30% Wool)

19 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St.
18 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Garter St.

To fit size: 18 (20, 22, 24) in/45.75 (51, 56, 61) cm
Finished size: 15.5 (17.75, 20, 22.25) in/39.5 (45, 51, 56.5) cm

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

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable Cast-on & Knitting in the Round

Accessibility Statement

  • The LVA version of this pattern is written in 23 point Droid Sans font in all black text with no italics. All of the directions are fully written out with no abbreviations or charts. The instructions are presented in a single column, left aligned with 2.5cm page margins. The pattern has been reviewed and tested to work with a screen reader.
  • The main PDF for this pattern is colour blind accessible. It uses black text on a white background and does 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 December 2014
PDF file size: 3.1MB
Product no.: WW232kGiostra
Technical editor: Heather Murray