Niamh by Woolly Wormhead


May 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
130 - 269 yards (119 - 246 m)
18, 21, 24 in/45.5, 53.5, 61 cm
low vision format available
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Niamh is a Hat that will take you on a journey through sideways cables, and along the way you’ll explore short rows and button bands too. This pretty and practical Hat won’t disappoint, either in its construction or its wearing.

130 (178, 233) yd/118 (162, 212) m
36yd/33m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
DK weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Pair 3.75mm/UK9/US5 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
5 x 0.75in/2cm buttons
Stitch marker as necessary
Cable needle
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Biggan Design First Cross Merino DK (115yd/105m per 50g; 100% Merino)
Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

22 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over St.St.
28 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over Cable pattern

To fit size: 18 (21, 24) in/45.75 (53.25, 61) cm
Finished size: 15 (18, 21) in/38 (45.75, 53.25) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, short rows (w&t), cables, picking up sts, buttonholes, stretchy bind-off

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorial for Short Rows

Accessibility Statement
The main PDF for this pattern is colour blind accessible. It uses black text on a white background. Charts are in greyscale and do 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.

First published September 2012 by Cooperative Press; republished May 2015
PDF file size: 3.2MB
Product code: WW126KNiamh
Technical editor: Heather Murray

This pattern was previously available for free, as a thank you for the incredible support we received during our fundraising efforts and legal battles. Here’s the note that accompanied that offer:

As many of you may know, we’ve been involved in a 3 year long legal battle to save our Artist & Travellers community, Mutonia, from the threat of eviction. A neighbour started the legal action and 2 years ago this May the group was presented with a 100% demolition order.

With an incredible amount of support and a brilliant lawyer we’ve been able to save our community from eviction. Not only that, but the group welcomes the new era as the community officially becomes a sculpture park - the homes, vehicles and studios of members are all now protected as works of art, with official recognition from all the authorities involved.