Mercury by Woolly Wormhead


June 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
144 - 344 yards (132 - 315 m)
16, 18, 21, 23 in/40.75, 45.75, 53.25, 58.5 cm
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This striking design is simpler than it looks! The vertical stripes are achieved through stranded colourwork, and is the perfect pattern for trying this technique. The deep folded brim ensures warmth and a good fit.

Pattern is worked bottom up and is provided in 4 sizes. Instructions are included for both a 3-point and a 4-point crown.

Yarn A: 83 (112, 133, 179) yd/76 (102, 122, 164) m
Yarn B: 61 (82, 98, 125) yd/56 (75, 90, 114) m
40yd/36m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St. Fingering/4ply/light Sports weight, plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
3mm/USC crochet hook (for provisional cast-on)
3yd/3m waste yarn (for provisional cast-on)
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport (184yd/168m per 50g; 100% Wool)
Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 20.5in/52cm circumference head

27 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St.
33 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over Stranded pattern

To fit sizes: 16 (18, 21, 23) in/ 40.75 (45.75, 53.25, 58.5) cm
Finished size: 15.5 (17.25, 19.25, 21.25) in/ 39.5 (43.75, 49, 54) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl stitches, knitting in the round, stranded knitting, provisional cast-on, joining live sts

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional cast-on, Picking up Sts & Joining Live Sts; Crown shaping schematic

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 June 2013
PDF file size: 4MB
Product code: WW221KMercury
Technical editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler