Scala by Woolly Wormhead


February 2008
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
122 - 239 yards (112 - 219 m)
17, 19, 21, 23 in/ 43.25, 48.25, 53.25, 58.5 cm

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This is the perfect Hat for dreadlocks or big hair, as the cable and ladder stitch design has plenty of stretch and drape. The design also works well with the current casual slouchy look.

122 (146, 172, 200) yd/112 (134, 158, 183) m
39yd/36m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
DK 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 Baah! Yarns Sonoma (233yd/213m per 100g; 100% Merino)
Shown in size 23in/58.5cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Fyberspates Vivacious DK (252yd/230m per 115g; 100% Merino)

22 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over St.St.
22 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over 1x1 Rib, lightly stretched

To fit size: 17 (19, 21, 23) in/43.25 (48.25, 53.25, 58.5) cm
Finished size: 14.5 (16.25, 18.25, 20) in/36.75 (41.25, 46.25, 50.75) cm

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

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable Cast-on & 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 February 2008
PDF file size: 3MB
Product code: WW050KScala
Technical editor: Tana Pageler