Helical by Woolly Wormhead


April 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
170 - 282 yards (155 - 258 m)
20, 22, 24 in/50.75, 56, 61 cm

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Slipped stitches whirl around the head to break up pooling and create flattering lines in this quick-knitting slouch Hat.

Grab a skein of heavy DK or worsted yarn and take this opportunity to practise cabling without a needle – a tutorial is provided.

170 (207, 248) yd/155 (189, 227) m
34yd/31m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Heavy DK or Worsted weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3.75mm/UK9/US5 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Socks That Rock Heavy Weight (350yd/320m per 7oz/198g; 100% Superwash Merino)
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 22in/56cm circumference head

22 sts x 31 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over St. St.
21 sts x 42 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over Garter St.
21 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over Twisted Rib, lightly stretched

To fit sizes: 20 (22, 24) in/50.75 (56, 61) cm
Finished size: 17.25 (19, 21) in/43.75 (48.25, 53.25) cm

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

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable Cast-on and 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.

Published April 2015
PDF file size: 3.3MB, image res. 300DPI
Product no.: WW256KHelical
Technical editor: Heather Murray