Erica is a Hat of two styles: a peak brimmed beret and a slouchy regular brim beret. Softly strung circles decorate the body of this Hat, which are created by twisted and travelling stitches.


Hat Description

Erica is a beret with a brim of twisted rib and a body that features lines of twisted stitches with one small circle on each line. The circles are offset and alternate between lower and higher placements on the columns of twisted stitches. The columns of twisted stitches continue to the crown, where every two lines merge to create one. The remaining lines of twisted stitches continue through the rest of the crown until they converge at the centre top of the Hat.


Pattern Details


Peaked version: 177 [217, 252, 294] yd/163 [200, 232, 270] m
Slouch version: 191 [229, 261, 299] yd/176 [211, 240, 275] m
DK weight, plied yarn; solid or semi-solid yarns.

Needles & Notions

Set 3.75mm/UK9/US5 & 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNS/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
3.75mm crochet hook
Approx. 1yd/1m waste yarn
Plastic bottle/Plastic canvas for Brim
Cable needle as necessary
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample Details

Shown in Fyberspates Vivacious DK [251yd/230m per 115g; 100% Merino]
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head


21 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over Stocking St.
22 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over Twisted Rib


To fit size: 18 [20, 22, 24] in/ 45.75 [50.75, 56, 61] cm
Finished size: 16.25 [18.25, 20, 21.75] in/ 41.25 [46.25, 50.75, 55.25] cm

Pattern Notes

Notes about adjusting depth and slouch, and achieving additional sizes, are included.

About our Hat patterns

Each Woolly Wormhead pattern is a short workshop in PDF format. Each pattern is carefully developed and every effort is made to ensure that the instructions are as clear as possible. In addition, the patterns are all multi-sized, professionally edited, and professionally photographed. These patterns will not only teach you how to create your own beautiful knitted Hat, but will also teach you new skills and improve your knitting knowledge!

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Product Details

  • Erica Hat knitting pattern
  • Designer: Woolly Wormhead
  • Technical Editing: Karen Butler
  • Translation: Šárka Dvořáčková (CZ); Alessia Càmpera (IT)
  • ISBN: 978-9916-691-74-8
  • Copyright Date: 2013
  • Last Revision: February 2024
  • File Name: WW227KErica
  • PDF File Size: 1.71MB; 150dpi

Additional information


Colour Blind Friendly


Bottom-up, In The Round, Worked Flat




Woolly Wormhead

Instructions Type

Written and Fully Charted




English, čeština, Italiano

Product Type

Single Pattern


12 Months (17 to 18in), Child/Teen (19 to 20in), Adult (21 to 22in), L Adult (23 to 24in)

Stitch Pattern

Cables, Travelling Stitches, Twisted Stitches

Stitch Technique

Short Rows

Yarn Type

Dip-Dyed, Hand-Spun, Kettle Dyed, Semi-Solid, Single Ply, Solid, Space-Dyed, Variegated

Yarn Weight



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