Contoura by Woolly Wormhead


August 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
93 - 268 yards (85 - 245 m)
15, 17, 19, 21, 23 in/38, 43.25, 48.25, 53.25, 58.5 cm

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Contoura is a Hat designed around short rows. The Hat is worked in sections that rotate and turn, creating a striking architectural finish.

Worked bottom up and in the round, the pattern is provided in 5 sizes. Illustrated tutorials for the techniques involved are also included.

The pattern is ideally suited to gradient yarns and/or coordinating oddments of the same yarn weight.

93 (125, 156, 198, 229) yd/85 (114, 143, 181, 209) m
39yd/36m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
DK weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3.25mm/UK10/US3 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
4mm/UK8/US6 needle (for cast-off)
Stitch markers as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Live Or Dye DK Springy Twist (252yd/230m per 115g; 100% Superwash Merino)

Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 21in/53.25cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Babylonglegs Mesmerino (230yd/210m per 115g; 100% Superwash Merino)

24 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over St.St.
24 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over Twisted Rib

To fit sizes: 15 (17, 19, 21, 23) in/38 (43.25, 48.25, 53.25, 58.5) cm
Finished size: 13.25 (15, 16.75, 18.25, 20) in/33.75 (38, 42.5, 46.25, 50.75) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, short rows, picking up sts

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable Cast-ons, w&t Short Rows, Standard Chain Cast-off & Picking Up Stitches

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 August 2017
PDF file size: 3.9MB, image res. 300DPI
Product code: WW313KContoura
Technical editor: Heather Murray