Oh yes, it's that time of year again!

Are you ready to get knitting some mystery Hats again? Then here's what you need to know!

Previous Mystery knit-a-long's have included Meret, Everglade and Mayrose. Like last year, there are 2 patterns on offer and you can buy either, or both for a discount. Each pattern has been tech edited by 2 different editors and has been thoroughly checked and tested. After the KAL is over, both patterns will revert to their full price of £3.

The KAL discussion will be taking place over in the Wormhead's Hats group on Ravelry, where we'll have discussion threads and spoiler threads too.

Currently, the pre-installment can be downloaded if you buy the KAL patterns and that provides a host of information about gauge and sizing. It tells you everything you need to know about the KAL, including the installments dates, yardage and more.

The yarns I've used for each is also given below, so you've an idea of fibre content and what to aim for. Renaissance Dyeing asked me way back in the summer if I'd design a Hat using their yarn, and that Hat is Pattern A! It is the more complex of the 2 patterns but don't let that put you off - I'll be around as much as possible to offer help and guidance, and the folks on the Ravelry group are the friendliest bunch ever.

Colourwise, Pattern A can cope with a semi-solid but nothing variegated - there is detail in this design that would be lost with too many colours. Pattern B can cope with some variegation but not too much; semi solid is great or try a tonal variegation.

To buy either, or both patterns, please click over to the Mystery KAL page.

So there you have it! Enjoy!

Pattern A:

This is the more complex of the 2 patterns, and is slouchy in nature (think Strudel or Starburst). It has a deep brim which can be made shorter for a beret finish.


  • Knit & purl stitches
  • Knitting in the round
  • Increase and decrease technqiues
  • Cables
  • Lace
  • Alternate cable/Cable cast-ons


  • To fit sizes: 17 (19.5, 22) in/43.25 (49.5, 56) cm
  • Finished sizes: 15 (17.5, 20) in/38 (44.5, 51) cm


  • Swatch: 66yd/60m for a 7.5in x 7.5in swatch in brim pattern or 38yd/35m for a 6in x 6in swatch in St.St
  • Hat yardage: 182 (242, 310) yd/166 (221, 276) m

Gauge: 24sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm over St.st on 3mm needles

Recommended yarn: 100g/344m/376yds Renaissance Dyeing Troubadour 4ply

Needles: 3mm & 3.25mm DPNs or circulars

Pattern B:

This is the less challenging pattern of the pair and is a beret. It can be made more of less slouchy, depending on your preferences and yarn quantities.


  • Knit & purl stitches
  • Knitting in the round
  • Increase and decrease techniques
  • Lace
  • Alternate cable or tubular cast-on


  • To fit sizes: 17 (19, 20, 22, 24) in/43.25 (48.25, 51, 55.75, 61) cm
  • Finished sizes: 14.5 (16, 17.5, 19, 20.5) in/36.75 (40.5, 44.5, 48.25, 52) cm


  • Swatch: 31yd/28m for a 6in x 6in swatch in St.St
  • Hat: 129 (142, 163, 186, 210) yd/118 (130, 149, 170, 192) m

Gauge: 23sts x 30 rows to 4in/0cm over St.St over 3.75mm needles

Recommended yarn: 100g/270m/300yds Manos del Uraguay Silk Blend

Needles: 3.75mm DPNs or circulars

AuthorWoolly Wormhead