Big Worm - A Hooked Hat by Nina Leon
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Big Worm - A Hooked Hat

February 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
6.0 mm (J)
330 - 350 yards (302 - 320 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Big Worm is a big slouchy version of Worm on a Hook with a rolled up edging, and yes Friday is one of my favorite movies.

Big Worm also has a 2 row rib instead of the 3 row rib in Worm on a Hook and more contrast between rows. Videos are now available for the special stitches used in this pattern.

I apologize in advance for using Slip Stitches for the ribbed edging. After making Doris Chan’s Sash-A belt for my Shannon cardigan a few years ago, I swore of Slip Stitches forever. A few days ago I started Shirley MacDonald’s Dappled Mitts and kept hating the technique, but loved the results. I tried several different types of ribbing for the edging of this hat and hands down the slip stitches worked the best. So… sorry.

Please note the pattern for Big Worm as written is for an adult size hat. My son was the only available model, but this is my hat. I’ve been wearing it all weekend and I love it! This can be adapted to fit a child with a smaller circumference, just start with a foundation row with less stitches and rounds 2-3 less times.

Sizing Update 10/2014: My husband just confiscated the hat and it fits him well. Will get a picture of him with it on soon.