Sophora by Woolly Wormhead


October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
148 - 455 yards (135 - 416 m)
15.5, 18, 21.5, 24 in/39.5, 45.75, 54.5, 61 cm
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Sophora was our 7th annual Mystery-Hat-along!

Delicate false cables adorn the body of this Hat, which comes in both slouchy and beret versions. The slouchy features a gentle gather crown; the beret features the same soft stitch pattern, reflecting that of the body.

Slouchy: 148 (213, 279, 367) yd/136 (195, 256, 336) m
Beret: 174 (240, 313, 420) yd/159 (219, 286, 385) m
35yd/32m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
4Ply, fingering or sock weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 2.5mm/UK--/US 1½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Cable needle as necessary
3yd/3m waste yarn
2.5mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Beret version shown in Dream in Color Smooshy (450yd/411m per 113g; 100% Merino); slouchy version shown in Townhouse Yarns Grafton 4ply (437yd/400m per 100g; 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere)
Shown in size 21.5in/54.5cm on model with 21.75in/58.5cm circumference head

To fit size: 15.5 (18, 21.5, 24) in/39.5 (45.75, 54.5, 61) cm
Finished size: 13 (15.5, 18, 20.75) in/32.75 (39.25, 45.75, 52.5) cm

31 sts x 42 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.5mm needles over St.St.
30 sts x 39 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.5mm needles over Stitch Pattern

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

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for 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. 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 November 2014
PDF file size: 3.3MB
Product code: WW245KSophora
Technical editor: Heather Murray
Copy editor: Liz Marley