Abalone by Woolly Wormhead


December 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
113 - 197 yards (103 - 180 m)
18, 20, 22 in / 45.75, 50.75, 56 cm

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A sideways knit slouchy beanie that is ideal for knitters wishing to try out different grafting techniques. This Hat best suits a variegated yarn.

Pattern includes a range of sizes and illustrated tutorials covering all required techniques.

Eine seitwärts gestrickte, locker fallende Beaniemütze, mit der sich verschiedene Methoden des Zusammenfügens im Maschenstich üben lassen. Diese Mütze sieht am besten in Multicolor-Garnen aus.

Die Anleitung enthält ein weites Größenspektrum und illustrierte Kurse für alle verwendeten Techniken.

113 (140, 170) yd/104 (128, 156) m
27yd/25m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Heavy Aran/Chunky weight, single ply yarn.

Needles & Notions
Pair 5mm/UK6/US8 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
5mm crochet hook
Approx. 2yd/2m waste yarn
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

16 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over St.St.

To fit size: 18 (20, 22) in/45.75 (50.75, 56) cm
Finished size: 15 (17.25, 19.25) in/38 (43.75, 49) cm

Sample details
Shown in Noro Silk Garden (110yd/101m per 50g; 45% Silk, 45% Kid Mohair, 10% Lambswool)
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, short rows (w&t), provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch

Pattern contents
Written and charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on, St.St. Kitchener, Garter St. Kitchener & Short Rows

Fit is determined by row gauge – if your gauge differs, simply work more or fewer panels to achieve the desired size.

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 December 2007
PDF file size 3.7MB
Product code: WW266GSAbalone
Technical editors: Mary Louise Quick & Heather Murray