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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Elsica

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl stitches
  • knitting in the round
  • slipped stitches
  • travelling stitches
  • increases and decreases

Pattern Description:

An elegant beret, using a combination of slipped stitches, simple twists and bias techniques to create it's unique shape. Knit stitches starting at the brim travel through the Hat, spiralling towards the crown. This Hat is knit in the round, from the brim to the crown.

All shaping is cleverly incorporated into the stitch pattern, and instructions are provided in both written and charted format.


20 sts x 26 rows to 10cm/4inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit size: 19 (21, 23) inches, 48.25 (53.25, 58.5) cm
  • Finished size: 15.75 (18, 20.25) inches, 40 (45.75, 51.5) cm


  • 100g/200m/219yds Wollmeise Molly
  • OR 100g/202m/220yds Plymouth Yarn Suri Merino

You Will Also Need:

  • Set 4mm DPN's & 4mm 40cm circular needle
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch marker
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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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