Lenina by Woolly Wormhead


September 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
123 - 232 yards (112 - 212 m)
18, 21, 23 in/45.5, 53.5, 58.5 cm
low vision format available
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Previously published in Brave New Knits, this sideways knit Hat is now available to purchase individually.

Featuring an unusual construction, this Hat starts as a series of panels which are later joined with a 3-needle bind off. Pattern is provided in 3 sizes, and in both written and charted format.

The individual pattern contains illustrated tutorials on the techniques required to complete this pattern. For the book version, photographic tutorials demonstrating the various techniques are available in PDF format from the tutorial section of my website.

123 (160, 201) yd/113 (147, 184) m
31yd/29m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St
Worsted weight, single ply yarn.

Needles & Notions
Pair 4.5mm/UK7/US7 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
4.5mm crochet hook
Approx 16yd/15m waste yarn
Stitch holders as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Malabrigo Merino Worsted (216yd/198m per 100g; 100% Merino)
Shown in size 21in/23cm on model with 22.5in/57.25cm circumference head

17 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St.
22 sts x 29 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over cable stitch pattern

To fit sizes: 18 (21, 23) in/45.5 (53, 58.5) cm
Finished size: 15.75 (18.25, 21) in/40 (46.5, 53.5) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, cables, short rows, provisional cast-on, 3-needle bind-off, crochet edging

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional cast-on, short rows, 3-Needle Bind-off

Errata: (book version only)
The finishing section of the pattern should read as follows:

“Hold the two needles parallel in the left hand, with WRONG sides of the two panels together. Use the three-needle bind-off…” Pattern currently says right sides together, which would remove the distinctive ridges.

The chart is 8 sts short on all sizes, as 2 repeats of the 4 st pattern have been omitted. The written instructions for this aspect are correct.

Accessibility Statement
The main PDF for this pattern is colour blind accessible. It uses black text on a white background. Charts are in greyscale and do not rely on colour.

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.

First published August 2010 by Rodale Books; republished October 2012
PDF file size: 3.5MB
Product code: WW085KLenina
Technical editor: Heather Murray