Hello and happy November! It’s actually starting to feel like winter here so I’m quite thankful that my house is insulated with a large yarn stash at present.
This week I am releasing Corkscrew, the knitting pattern for the adult version of Elana’s Corkscrew Beanie, one of my best sellers. It’s a chunky, cute and cosy hat and a few people had asked for adult sizing for it.
**update** you can purchase the two patterns as a bundle here 🙂
The hat is knit in the round on 5.5mm (US9) needles, using chunky Rowan Cocoon yarn. This is a simple knitting pattern suitable for a first knit and purl in the round project.
The decreases are hidden in the corkscrew pattern, which spirals all the way up to the top of the hat. Available in sizes S, M and L this is suitable for both men and women.
SIZES To fit head circumference Age 2-10 (S: M: L) 50 (54.5: 58: 63)cm 19.5 (21.75 : 22.5: 23.5)in
Actual hat circumference 44.5 (49: 53: 58)cm 17.5 (19.25: 21: 22.75)in
Length Crown to Hem 18.5 (21.5: 22.5: 25.5)cm 7.25 (8.5: 9: 10)in
YARN Rowan Drift (100% Merino Wool; 100g/80m/87yds) Approx 47g (58g: 62g: 70g: 84g) of Shore (908). Edit – Rowan Drift has been discontinued since this pattern was published. Suggested yarn substitutions (same quantity) : Rowan Big Wool (100% Merino Wool; 100g/80m/87yds) OR Rowan Big Wool Colour (100% Merino Wool; 100g/80m/ 87yds)
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS To work flat: 1 pair 10mm (UK 000/US 15) knitting needles. To work in the round: 1 pair 10mm (UK 000/US 15) circular needles, 40cm long (or 80cm long, if using Magic Loop method) A set of 10mm (UK 000/US 15) double pointed needles (DPNs) for decreasing the crown (not necessary if using Magic Loop method) Stitch marker
TENSION 9 sts and 14 rows/rounds to 10x10cm (4x4in) in st st using 10mm needles