Mystery KAL 2014

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Our 7th annual Mystery Hat-a-Long is here!

The Knit-A-Long will be based in the Ravelry group 'Wormhead's Hats' where there will be special threads for the discussion of the pattern. Instalment update notifications will be sent out via email on the following dates:

Instalment dates: 1st November (1st), 9th November (2nd), 17th November (3rd). Final pattern will be released 27th November.

Why not Hat-a-Long with us and support your local yarn store? Sign-ups will be available through your LYS from 25th October - the perfect opportunity to support your LYS, learn/teach a new technique, knit-a-long with your knit group or support your local indie dyer!

Are you an LYS interested in hosting the MKAL in store? Would you like to see your LYS or Knit group be part of the MKAL?

Then download the PDF below 
and share! 

About the Pattern:

The style of this Hat has some flexibility and offers two distinct style options, with some room to mix and match elements - on one hand, it may remind you of Runway, and on another, it may remind you of Banksia. Throughout the pattern options will be provided to tailor the Hat to your style.

This pattern would benefit from a solid or semi-solid yarn. Something with a bit of bounce would be ideal. Variegated yarns will also work well, depending on the contrast within the skein.

Pattern support is provided on the forum in the Wormheads Hats group, and anyone new to a Mystery KAL will be offered guidance and help. Any specialist techniques will be discussed, and illustrated tutorials will be included where relevant, as always. Below is a list of skills needed, and even if they are new to you, there will be plenty of knitters to guide you through.

Individual support via email will not be available for this MKAL; all support is offered through the forum. Likewise with Twitter and Facebook. This is simply due to the large amount of knitters who take part every year - support via the forum is the best way to help everyone!

Alternatively, yarn shops may wish to use the MKAL to teach these techniques, offer support in store, and host the MKAL themselves (technical support for LYS owners will also be hosted on the Ravelry forum).

The pattern has been tech edited by Heather Murray and copy edited by Liz Marley.


  • Knit & purl stitches
  • Knitting in the round
  • Increase and decrease techniques
  • Yarnovers
  • Slipped stitches
  • Provisional cast-on
  • Joining live stitches


  • 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 46 rows to 4in/10cm over St.St on 2.5mm needles


  • 2.5mm/UK--/US1½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

Page last updated 20/10/14