Medusa by Grace Breyley


September 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch
in 1x1 rib
US 13 - 9.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
450 - 525 yards (411 - 480 m)
One Size (Adult)
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Medusa is the crowning glory for a Halloween costume. It is a hat or wig depending on your point of view. It began as an experiment to see what could be accomplished with a wealth of iCord and certainly turned heads on public transit on the way to a party.

The pattern is sized for an adult woman but with a loose flexible fit to hide a variety of hairstyles. The hat could be scaled down to child size by casting on fewer stitches, adding a stitch marker or two and reducing the number of rows in and above the band.

At least 3 skeins of yarn are needed but it won’t use all of them. I originally used a vintage wool and Cascade 200 Heathers in case it needed felting but it didn’t. This could be a good stash-reducing project for anyone with a green palette. A non-animal fibre in a worsted weight could also be substituted.