Opal by Woolly Wormhead


September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
Garter Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
244 - 301 yards (223 - 275 m)
20, 22 in/50.75, 56 cm
low vision format available
Flag of English English German Russian Spanish Swedish ...and 4 other languages show hide other languages
This pattern is available for $9.00 USD
buy it now or visit pattern website

Opal is named for the gentle air bender in Season 2 of the Avatar. With this Hat, the short rows create soft, swirly clouds which push and pull the air currents.

Featuring short row colourwork, each of the Elemental Hats is knit sideways and grafted. The pattern is presented as a map for the short rows - a directional chart - that will help guide you through the pattern.

The Elemental book and eBook contain detailed photographic tutorials, and individual patterns contain illustrated tutorials.

Use hashtags #ElementalHats & #WoollyWormhead when sharing your knits on social media!

Opal wurde nach dem sanften Airbender aus der zweiten Serie des Avatars benannt. In diesem Modell entstehen durch verkürzte Reihen weiche Wolkenwirbel, die an bewegte Luftströme erinnern.

Alle Mützen aus der „Elemental“-Kollektion werden seitwärts mit farbigen Akzenten in verkürzten Reihen gearbeitet und im Maschenstich zusammengefügt. Als Wegbegleiter durch die verkürzte-Reihen-Abschnitte enthält die Anleitung ein hilfreiches Strickrichtungsdiagramm.

Yarn A: 213yd/194m; Yarn B: 31yd/28m
61yd/56m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St
DK weight, plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Pair 3.25mm (3.5mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
3.25mm crochet hook
Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in The Yarn Collective Bloomsbury DK in shades Soot & Sand (263yd/240m per 100g; 100% Merino)

Shown in size 20in/50.75cm on model with 19.5in/49.5cm circumference head

Sizing in this pattern is achieved through gauge. The sideways nature of this design creates a great deal of stretch, so do consider the negative ease.

Size & Gauge
To fit size: 20in/50.75cm; use 3.25mm needles
Gauge: 24 sts x 48 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
Finished sizes:
Circumference: 16.25in/41.5cm
Length: 9.25in/23.75cm

To fit size: 22in/56cm; use 3.5mm needles
Gauge: 22 sts x 44 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
Finished sizes:
Circumference: 17.75in/45.25cm
Length: 10.25in/25.75cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, short rows, provisional cast-on, grafting, chart reading

Pattern contents
Written and charted instructions; download links for photographic tutorials

Accessibility Statement
The PDF for this single 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.

Published September 2017
PDF file size: 3.3MB
Product code: WW317KOpal
Technical editors: Heather Murray, Clare Devine & Kate Atherley