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Whirling travelling-stitch columns and a perfect pom-pom conjure up the fun of the fair in this split-brim Hat that’s both snuggly and stylish. Worn low to cover the ears and hug the face, Skelter will be your favourite winter warmer.

The pattern includes five sizes, both charted and written instructions, and tutorials for the crochet provisional cast-on, knitting in the round and cabling without a needle.


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88 [110, 128, 162, 189] yd/81 [101, 117, 148, 172] m
63yd/58m for the pompom (optional; can also be a different yarn, leftovers etc).
39yd/36m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St.
Worsted weight, multi-plied yarn.

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

Sample details
Shown in Rowan Pure Wool Worsted [219yd/200m per 100g; 100% Wool]

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

20 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.
19 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over Garter St.

To fit size: 17 [18.5, 20, 21.5, 23] in/43.25 [47, 51, 54.5, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 15.25 [16.5, 17.75, 19, 20.25] in/38.75 [42, 45, 48.25, 51.5] cm

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

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cabling Without a Needle, Crochet Provisional Cast-on, Knitting in the Round


Published November 2015

PDF file size: 2.9MB

Product code: WW265KSkelter

Technical editor: Heather Murray & Clare Devine