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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Alfur

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit & Purl stitches
  • Cables & twists
  • Knitting in the round
  • Increases & decreases

Pattern Description:

This fun and quirky little Hat is knit top down, using a spiral cable pattern. The brim features a warm and stretchy garter stitch band and practical and well fitting earflaps.

4 sizes are included, ranging from 3mths through to teenager/small adult.

Instructions are provided in written format. Pattern also includes illustrated tutorials for relevant techniques.

Published December 2011

PDF file size: 1.2MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW178KAlfur

Technical editors: Tana Pageler & Heather Murray


20 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.
20 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over Garter St.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit size: 15 (17, 19, 21) in/ 38 (43.25, 48.25, 53.25) cm
  • Finished size: 13.75 (15.5, 17.5, 19.25) in/ 35 (39.5, 44.5, 49) cm


  • 50g/110yd/101m each of Main (MC) & Contrast (CC) colours

You Will Also Need:

  • Set 4mm DPNs
  • Tapestry needle
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch markers

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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 ...

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