Toph by Woolly Wormhead


September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
Garter Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
249 - 310 yards (228 - 283 m)
20, 22 in/50.75, 56 cm
low vision format available
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Toph is named for the highly skilled earth and metal bender from Season 1 of the Avatar. Organic forms gently grow from the brim of the Hat towards the crown, each created by short rows.

Featuring short row colourwork, each of the Elemental Hats is knit sideways and grafted. The pattern is presented as a map for the short rows - a directional chart - that will help guide you through the pattern.

The Elemental book and eBook contain detailed photographic tutorials, and individual patterns contain illustrated tutorials.

Use hashtags #ElementalHats & #WoollyWormhead when sharing your knits on social media!

Il nome Toph è ispirato all’abile manipolatrice di terra e metalli della stagione 1 di Avatar. Forme organiche, create con l’uso di ferri accorciati, crescono gentilmente dal bordo del berretto verso la corona.

Tutti i berretti di Elemental sono lavorati trasversalmente a ferri accorciati in più colori, quindi cuciti a punto maglia. Il modello comprende una mappa per i ferri accorciati – un diagramma direzionale – che vi aiuterà nella realizzazione del lavoro.

Toph wurde nach einer der Hauptfiguren aus der US-amerikanischen Fantasy-Zeichentrickserie „Avatar – Der Herr der Elemente“, Toph Beifong, benannt. Dazu passende organische Formen, die sich sanft vom Bündchen zum Oberkopf der Mütze erstrecken, werden mit verkürzten Reihen geformt.

Alle Mützen aus der „Elemental“-Kollektion werden seitwärts mit farbigen Akzenten in verkürzten Reihen gearbeitet und im Maschenstich zusammengefügt. Als Wegbegleiter durch die verkürzte-Reihen-Abschnitte enthält die Anleitung ein hilfreiches Strickrichtungsdiagramm.

Yarn A: 137yd/125m; Yarn B: 112yd/102m
61yd/56m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St
DK weight, plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Pair 3.25mm (3.5mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
3.25mm crochet hook
Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in The Yarn Collective Bloomsbury DK in shades Copper & Oz (263yd/240m per 100g; 100% Merino)

Shown in size 20in/50.75cm on model with 19.5in/49.5cm circumference head

Sizing in this pattern is achieved through gauge. The sideways nature of this design creates a great deal of stretch, so do consider the negative ease. Changes in gauge or yarn weight will mean a change in the size of the Hat.

Size & Gauge
To fit size: 20in/50.75cm; use 3.25mm needles
Gauge: 24 sts x 48 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
Finished sizes:
Circumference: 16in/40.75cm
Length: 9.25in/23.25cm

To fit size: 22in/56cm; use 3.5mm needles
Gauge: 22 sts x 44 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
Finished sizes:
Circumference: 17.5in/44.25cm
Length: 10in/25.5cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, short rows, provisional cast-on, grafting, chart reading

Pattern contents
Written and charted instructions; download links for photographic tutorials

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. I’m unable to answer emails or PMs about help with patterns.

Accessibility Statement
The PDF for this single pattern is colour blind accessible. It uses black text on a white background. Charts are in greyscale and and do not rely on colour.

Published September 2017
PDF file size: 3.3MB, image res. 300DPI
Product code: WW319KToph
Technical editors: Heather Murray, Clare Devine & Kate Atherley