Woolly Wormhead
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Woolly W

map-pin Mutonia, Italy

My name is Woolly Wormhead and I am a Hat architect.

Hats are fascinating. They are relatively quick to knit, but they are also endlessly versatile. I think of my Hat designs as sculptures and 3D objects. I build them in my head, then construct them with my hands.

My educational background is in textiles and engineering. I hold a BA in Textiles and a postgrad PGCE in Art & design from Goldsmiths, London. I have always been curious about how textiles were made – this sense of curiosity continues to fuel both my work and my life. As a child I would experiment with hand-dyeing, dress-making, and designing my own clothes. Later I explored silversmithing and pattern-cutting. While my background informs my work as a Hat architect, I do not let it define me. Instead I use my skill set to push against the boundaries of my craft. I want to keep inventing new methods of knitting Hats.

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  • Knitting28 Skills

    Knitting: Forever

    28 Skills

    • Cast on & cast off
    • Knit and purl stitches
    • Simple increase & decrease
    • Picking up stitches
    • Fair Isle
    • Lace knitting
    • Knitting in the round
    • Turn a heel
    • Stranded knitting
    • Intarsia
    • Brioche
    • I-cord
    • Double knitting
    • Three needle cast off
    • Ribbed
    • Tubular cast on/off
    • Short rows
    • Garter
    • Modular knitting
    • Kitchener
    • Stocking
    • Moebius
    • Slipped stitches
    • Cables
    • Provisional cast on
    • Entrelac
    • Steeks
    • Twined knitting
  • Crochet8 Skills

    8 Skills

    • Chain
    • Slip stitch
    • Double crochet
    • Triple/Treble Crochet
    • Increase & decrease
    • Half treble crochet
    • Working in the round
    • Freeform
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