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Gorton hat - knitting pattern

by Woolly Wormhead
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  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • To fit size 18 (20, 22, 24) in/45.75 (50.75, 56, 61) cm , (Finished size 14 (16, 18, 20) in/35.5 (40.75, 45.75, 50.75) cm)
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable Cast-on & Knitting in the Round


Named after an area in Manchester where the design was conceived, Gorton features proportional columns of slipped stitches against a garter stitch background. Ideal for showcasing hand-dyed yarns, the pattern is worked from the bottom up and in the round. 4 sizes are included within the pattern, as well as illustrated tutorials for the cast-on and knitting in the round techniques.

Skills required: Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on

Gauge: 25 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St. 24 sts x 56 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over Garter St.

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Materials you need at home:

  • 93 (119, 148, 181) yd/85 (109, 136, 166) m Sport weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport Multi (200yd/183m per 70g; 100% Wool))
  • 30yd/28m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
  • Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker as necessary
  • Tapestry needle