Forest Imp

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Forest Imp is a great little Hat that combines a simple but effective textured stitch pattern with a coloured trim, which is perfect for raiding your stash and using up those leftovers of your favourite yarn.

Pattern is worked bottom up and in the round, and includes 4 sizes covering newborns through to adults.

Originally published in Simply Knitting magazine issue 105 (March 2013).

Yarn A: 71 [88, 108, 130] yd/65 [81, 98, 118] m
Yarn B: 7 [9, 9, 11] yd/6 [7, 7, 10] m
36yd/33m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St
Heavy DK/Worsted weight, single ply yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Yarn A: Araucania Aysen [191yd/175m per 100g; 70% Merino, 20% Alapca, 10% Silk]
Yarn B: Malabrigo Merino Worsted [210yd/192m per 100g; 100% Merino]

Shown in size 19.5in/49.5cm on model with 20.5in/52cm circumference head

20 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St
20 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over Double Moss (Seed) Stitch

To fit sizes: 14 [17, 19.5, 22] in/ 35.5 [43.25, 49.5, 56] cm
Finished size: 12 [14.5, 16.75, 19.25] in/ 30.5 [36.75, 42.5, 49] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable cast-on & 2x2 Alternate Cable cast-on


First published March 2013 by Simply Knitting magazine; republished September 2013

PDF file size: 3.2MB

Product code: WW211KForestImp

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler