Kilkanna by Woolly Wormhead


April 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
88 - 182 yards (80 - 166 m)
18, 20, 23 in/45.75, 51, 58.5 cm
low vision format available
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This stylish and graceful half-dome style Hat is worked in the round, bottom up. With its gentle and flattering garter stitch brim and its delicate bias body, this Hat has plenty of style and stretch.

The pattern is provided in written format, and in 3 sizes, ranging from 12 months through to adults.

88 (116, 147) yd/74 (107, 136) m
35yd/32m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
DK weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in The Little Knitting Company Tebe Extra Fine Merino DK (153yd/140m per 50g; 100% Merino)
Shown in size 23in/58.5cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (115yd/105m per 50g; 100% Merino)

21 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.
20 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over Garter St.

To fit size: 18 (20, 23) in/ 45.75 (51, 58.5) cm
Finished size: 14.5 (16.75, 19.25) in/ 36.75 (42.5, 49) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, provisional cast-on, joining live sts

Accessibility Statement
The main PDF for this pattern is colour blind accessible. It uses black text on a white background.

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 April 2011
Technical editor: Heather Murray