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Skills Needed

  • Intarsia
  • Short Rows
  • Stranded
  • Worked Flat

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Pattern Details

Opal is named for the gentle air bender in Season 2 of the Avatar. With this Hat, the short rows create soft, swirly clouds which push and pull the air currents. Featuring short row colourwork, each of the Elemental Hats is knit sideways and grafted. The pattern is presented as a map for the short rows - a directional chart - that will help guide you through the pattern. The Elemental book and eBook contain detailed photographic tutorials, and individual patterns contain illustrated tutorials. Use hashtags #elementalhats & #woollywormhead when sharing your knits on social media! Yarn: Yarn A: 213yd/194m; Yarn B: 31yd/28m 61yd/56m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St DK weight, plied yarn Needles & Notions: Pair 3.25mm (3.5mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge 3.25mm crochet hook Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn Tapestry needle Sample details: Shown in The Yarn Collective Bloomsbury DK in shades Soot & Sand (263yd/240m per 100g; 100% Merino) Shown in size 20in/50.75cm on model with 19.5in/49.5cm circumference head Note: Sizing in this pattern is achieved through gauge. The sideways nature of this design creates a great deal of stretch, so do consider the negative ease. Size & Gauge: To fit size: 20in/50.75cm; use 3.25mm needles Gauge: 24 sts x 48 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St: Finished sizes: Circumference: 16.25in/41.5cm Length: 9.25in/23.75cm To fit size: 22in/56cm; use 3.5mm needles Gauge: 22 sts x 44 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St: Finished sizes: Circumference: 17.75in/45.25cm Length: 10.25in/25.75cm Skills required: Knit & purl sts, short rows, provisional cast-on, grafting, chart reading Pattern contents: Charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on, German Short Rows & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.)

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Woolly Wormhead
Woolly Wormhead
Woolly Wormhead is a Hat architect. With a background in industrial, sculptural and fine art Textiles, these influences can be seen in her work; having always been a lover of Hats and a life-long knitter, she enjoys bringing these different aspects together. Constantly fascinated with unusual construction techniques, developing stitch combinations and techniques to achieve a unique, versatile piece, Woolly Wormhead is always encouraging knitters and crocheters to be more adventurous.