Short rows are used to create off centre stripes in garter stitch, that carry right through to the crown. The Hat is worked in the round and bottom up. Available as a single pattern or as part of the Playful Woolly Toppers collection.


Hat Description

Labyrinth is an asymmetrical beanie. It has a ribbed brim and a fitted crown. It has garter stitch short row stripes in two colours, and the short rows cause the stripes to be wider at the front, narrowest at the back. The stacking of these stripes causes the off-centre effect.


Pattern Details


Yarn A: 101 [125, 155] yd/92 [114, 142] m
Yarn B: 114 [143, 176] yd/104 [130, 161] m
DK weight, single or plied yarn; tonal or high contrast solid, semi-solid or variegated yarns.

Needles & Notions

Set 3.25mm/UK10/US3 DPNS/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample Details

Shown in Rowan Pure Wool DK [136yd/124m per 50g; 100% Superwash Merino]
Shown in size 19in/48.25cm on model with 20in/51cm circumference head


26 sts x 52 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25 mm needles over Garter St.
26 sts x 37 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25 mm needles over Twisted Rib


To fit size: 16 [19, 23] in/ 40.75 [48.25, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 13.75 [16.5, 19.5] in/ 35 [42, 49.5] cm

Pattern Notes

Notes about adjusting depth and slouch, and achieving additional sizes, are included. Additional sizing in this pattern can be achieved via gauge.

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!

With each purchase you will receive an email with a download link to the primary PDF. This PDF includes the instructions to make the Hat, and also includes links to in-depth photographic tutorials and where available, supporting videos. These educational resources are provided to guide you through each technique so that you can learn new skills as you make your Hat, all at your own pace. There is also live support available via our forum, where we can answer any questions and provide help where needed.

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All Woolly Wormhead tutorials, workshops and knitting patterns are colour-blind, neurodivergent, low-bandwidth and printer friendly. The standard PDF format is compact, with succinct and clear instructions that don't use colour beyond the photos on the front and back pages. In addition, some patterns are also available in an LVA format, that is large print and suitable for screen-readers. To see examples of how the patterns are laid out and presented, and please visit the pattern sample page.


Product Details

  • Labyrinth beanie knitting pattern
  • Designer: Woolly Wormhead
  • Technical Editing: Heather Murray, Tana Pageler
  • Translation: Šárka Dvořáčková (CZ); Alessia Càmpera (IT)
  • ISBN: 978-9916-692-02-8
  • Copyright Date: 2013
  • Last Revision: February 2024
  • File Name: WW224KLabyrinth
  • PDF File Size: 1.43MB; 150dpi

Additional information


Colour Blind Friendly




Bottom-up, In The Round




Woolly Wormhead

Instructions Type

Written Only




English, čeština, Italiano

Product Type

Single Pattern


6 Months (15 to 16in), Child/Teen (19 to 20in), L Adult (23 to 24in), Graded by Gauge

Stitch Pattern

Twisted Stitches

Stitch Technique

Short Rows

Yarn Type

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

Yarn Weight



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