Wylam by Katya Frankel
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Wylam

Knitting
November 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Rib pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
200 yards (183 m)
Finished circumference in worsted: 16 (17½, 19, 20¼, 21¾) in / 40.5 (44.5, 48.5, 51.5, 55) cm. Finished circumference in bulky: 16 (17¾, 19½, 21¼) in / 40.5 (45, 49.5, 54) cm.
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This hat resulted from my self-imposed challenge to design a “different” ribbed beanie. I loved playing with the twisted stitch ribbing to make it integrate neatly into both the brim and the crown shaping of the hat. As a bonus, the pattern is written for both worsted- and bulky-weight yarns.

  • DIFFICULTY Intermediate – Knitting, purling, working in the round, simple decreases.

  • SIZES Designed to be worn with about 2 in / 5cm of negative ease. Bulky Weight Version To fit head circ 18 (20, 22, 24) in / 45.5 (51, 56, 61) cm. Finished circ: 16 (17 ¾, 19 ½, 21 ¼) in / 40 (44.5, 49, 53.5) cm. Shown in second size.

Worsted Weight Version
To fit head circ 18 (19 ½, 21, 22, 24) in / 45.5 (49.5, 53.5, 56, 61) cm.
Finished circ: 16 (17 ½, 19, 20 ¼, 21 ¾) in / 40 (43.5, 47.5, 51, 54.5) cm. Shown in first size.

  • YARN Bulky Weight – Lorna’s Lace Shepherd Bulky (100% superwash merino wool; 114 g / 140 yds / 128 m), colour Brick; 1 skein. Substitute with approx 140 yds / 128m of bulky weight yarn. Worsted Weight – Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted (100% superwash merino wool; 114 g / 225 yds / 206 m), colour Cedar; 1 skein. Substitute with approx 225 yds / 206 m of worsted weight yarn.

  • GAUGE Bulky Weight – 18 sts and 23 rnds = 4 in / 10 cm in rib pattern, blocked, measured slightly stretched.

Worsted Weight – 22 sts and 30 rnds = 4 in / 10 cm in rib pattern, blocked, measured slightly stretched.

  • NEEDLES Bulky Weight – 6 mm (US 10) set of double pointed needles. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Worsted Weight – 4.5 mm (US 7) set of double pointed needles.
Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

  • NOTIONS (both) Stitch markers and yarn needle.