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This striking design is simpler than it looks! The vertical stripes are achieved through stranded colourwork, and is the perfect pattern for trying this technique. The deep folded brim ensures warmth and a good fit.

Pattern is worked bottom up and is provided in 4 sizes. Instructions are included for both a 3-point and a 4-pont crown.

Available as a single pattern or as part of the Playful Woolly Toppers collection.

Yarn A: 83 [112, 133, 179] yd/76 [102, 122, 164] m
Yarn B: 61 [82, 98, 125] yd/56 [75, 90, 114] m
40yd/36m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St. Fingering/4ply/light Sports weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
3mm/USC crochet hook (provisional cast-on)
3yd/3m waste yarn (provisional cast-on)
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport
[184yd/168m per 50g; 100% Wool]

Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 20.5in/52cm circumference head

To fit sizes: 16 [18, 21, 23] in/ 40.75 [45.75, 53.25, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 15.5 [17.25, 19.25, 21.25] in/ 39.5 [43.75, 49, 54] cm

27 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St.
33 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over Stranded pattern

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

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional cast-on, Picking up Sts & Joining Live Sts; Crown shaping schematic


Published June 2013

PDF file size: 4MB

Product code: WW221KMercury

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler