Giostra by Woolly Wormhead


December 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
91 - 213 yards (83 - 195 m)
18, 20, 22, 24 in/45.75, 50.75, 56, 61 cm
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Giostra’s staggered bobbles and gently peaked crown hint playfully at the carousels it is named for, making a Hat that’s as appealing to kids as it is flattering to adults.

It knits up fast in aran weight and will fit anyone from 6-month-old babies to large adults.

91 (117, 147, 180) yd/84 (107, 134, 165) m
33yd/31m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Aran weight, single ply yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Lorna’s Laces Bullfrogs & Butterflies (190yd/174m per 113g/4oz; 85% Wool, 15% Mohair)
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Brown Sheep Handpaint Originals (88yd/80m per 50g; 70% Mohair, 30% Wool)

19 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St.
18 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Garter St.

To fit size: 18 (20, 22, 24) in/45.75 (51, 56, 61) cm
Finished size: 15.5 (17.75, 20, 22.25) in/39.5 (45, 51, 56.5) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, bobbles

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable Cast-on & Knitting in the Round

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 2014
PDF file size: 3.1MB
Product no.: WW232kGiostra
Technical editor: Heather Murray