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Sophora was our 7th annual Mystery-Hat-along!

Delicate false cables adorn the body of this Hat, which comes in both slouchy and beret versions. The slouchy version features a gentle gathered crown; the beret features the same soft stitch pattern, reflecting that of the body.

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Slouchy: 148 [213, 279, 367] yd/136 [195, 256, 336] m
Beret: 174 [240, 313, 420] yd/159 [219, 286, 385] m
35yd/32m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
4Ply, fingering or sock weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 2.5mm/UK--/US 1½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Cable needle as necessary
3yd/3m waste yarn
2.5mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Beret version shown in Dream in Color Smooshy [450yd/411m per 113g; 100% Merino]; Slouchy version shown in Townhouse Yarns Grafton 4ply [437yd/400m per 100g; 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere]

Shown in size 21.5in/54.5cm on model with 21.75in/58.5cm circumference head

31 sts x 42 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.5mm needles over St.St.
30 sts x 39 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.5mm needles over Stitch Pattern

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

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

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Joining Live sts


Published November 2014

PDF file size: 3.3MB

Product code: WW245KSophora

Technical editor: Heather Murray

Copy editor: Liz Marley