Half Theory

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Based on the theories of halves, Half Theory is a beanie full of intriguing details - from the half-life motif right through to the unique crown shaping formula.

The pattern is provided in both written and charted format, with 3 sizes that covers 12mths through to large adult. An illustrated tutorial covering the specialist cast on is also included, providing you with everything you need to knit your new Hat.


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103 [135, 177] yd/95 [124, 163] m
40yd/37m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
light DK weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3.5mm/UK–/US4 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
The Little Knitting Company Cashmere & Yak
[95yd/87m/25g; 42% Cashmere, 40% Yak,18% Wool]

Shown in size 21.5in/54.5cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head

Alternative yarns
Simply Shetland Lambswool & Cashmere [136yd/124m/50g; 87.5% Lambswool, 12.5% Cashmere]

24 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over St.St.
24 sts x 37 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over 1x1 Twisted Rib, lightly stretched

To fit sizes: 18.5 [21.5, 24] in/47 [54.5, 61] cm
Finished size: 16 [18.75, 21.25] in/40.75 [47.5, 54] cm

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

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorial for Alternate Cable Cast-on


Published March 2014

PDF file size: 2.6MB

Product code: WW229KHalfTheory

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler