The blizzards come and go *
Wolfie is a perfect project for those sport weight left-overs, in every color combination your heart desires. The colorwork, with its bold, graphic lines and shapes is easy to work, very rhythmic and highly addictive. It looks just as good in some eye popping
high contrast colors as it does in something more subdued and tonal, depending on the effect you’re after.
And, if you decide to use fresh yarn, you can make a matchy-matchy yin & yang set out of just two 50 gr skeins, by simply reversing the main and the contrast color!
After the cast on and set up rows, Wolfie is worked in the round from the brim to the crown.
Note on the Corrugated Rib brim: since a lot of knitters dislike purling while working colorwork, two sets of instructions are given for the Corrugated Rib. The first one will instruct you to work the Corrugated Rib in the more traditional way, holding two strands. The second will instruct you to work the Corrugated Rib in two passes for every round, so you will be only handling one strand at the time.
Finished measurements 48.5 cm / 19.25” circumference, 21.5 cm / 8.5” long from brim to top of hat. Hat is shown on a 56 cm / 22” head circumference.
Sport weight yarn, preferably a non-superwash with a high wool content.
MC approx 100 m / 110 yds.
CC approx 75 m / 82 yds.
Sample A (light crown): De Rerum Natura Ulysse, 100% wool (merino) 185 m / 202 yds per 50 gr.
MC Poivre Blanc
Sample B (dark crown): De Rerum Natura Ulysse, 100% wool (merino) 185 m / 202 yds per 50 gr.
CC Poivre Blanc
Needle A (for the corrugated ribbing)
One 40 cm / 16” circular needle.
Suggested needle size: 3.5 mm / US 4.
Needle B (for the body of the hat)
One 40 cm / 16” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 3.75 mm / US 5.
Needle C (for the crown of the hat)
A set of needles for working a small circumference in the round (DPNs, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars).
Suggested needle size: 3.25 mm / US 3.
Measured after blocking.
Stockinette stitch (stranded colorwork) on Needle B: 23 sts and 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 “
Stitch marker and tapestry needle.
* Joni Mitchell