Gilded Wheat by Helen Gipson

Gilded Wheat

September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
218 yards (199 m)
One size fits most
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Rich brown soil, after ploughing, slowly turns green as the crops grow, followed by the pale golden wheat ears standing tall against the wind. This simple design highlights the beauty of the yarn, with wheat motifs circling the hat in relief against an unfettered background.

The cast on alternates purl and knit sts (instructions included). The first row of the hat is knit flat before joining to work the rest of the hat in the round.
The Wheat Ears pattern is both written (see Stitch Instructions) and charted (see page 3) for your preference.


20” / 51 cm circumference, intended to be worn with 0-2.5” / 0-6.5 cm negative ease.
8.5” / 21.5 cm high.

1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns Mohair Silk DK in Tumbleweed (218 yd / 200 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 90% Superwash Wool, 5% Super Kid Mohair, 5% Silk)

Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needle, 16” / 40 cm long (or longer for magic loop), and/or
Size 6 US / 4 mm set of double-pointed needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle, yarn needle.

21 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Each 10-stitch wheat motif rep measures 1.75” / 4.5 cm measured across the wheat ears after blocking.