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Monday, December 04, 2006

Swirl Hat

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Here's hat #10 for this year's Cap Karma chemo cap project. It's hard to show the swirly pattern of this hat in pictures (there's another picture below). I think I will have to rework this hat using DK weight yarn so that there are more stitches widthwise & heightwise, so that the swirly pattern can show itself better. Ojo is my model tonight, as Pooh Bear is asleep with M. You guys must be sick of seeing stuffed toys & baby blankets in all my pics, lol. It's hard to see or tell, but I tried to continue the pattern into the decrease. If you don't like the way that looks, or don't want to bother, just do the decrease this way: K14, K2Tog; K13, K2Tog; K12, K2Tog; ... ; K1, K2Tog; K2Tog.

Stitches used in this hat include:
Knit-Two Purl-Two Ribbing, BW1 pg 39
Pattern 16.23, HG5 pg 40


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Swirl Hat
© Designed by S.M. Kahn, December 2006
Smariek Knits -=<>=- http://smariek.blogspot.com

This hat is knitted in the round. Please read notes at the end before starting.

Using Worsted Weight yarn and US8 (5mm) needles, cast on 96 stitches.
Join in a round, careful not to twist stitches.

K2 P2 ribbing for 1" inch to 1.5" inches. (2.54 cm to 3.81 cm)
Knit 1 round.

Round 1: * K2, CB4, K4, CB4, K2, repeat from *
Round 2: Knit across
Round 3: * K8, CB4, CF4, repeat from *
Round 4: Knit across
Round 5: Knit across
Round 6: Knit across
Round 7: * K8, CF4, CB4, repeat from *
Round 8: Knit across
Round 9: * K2, CB4, K4, CB4, K2, repeat from *
Round 10: Knit acros
Round 11: * CB4, CF4, K8, repeat from *
Round 12: Knit across
Round 13: Knit across
Round 14: Knit across
Round 15: * CF4, CB4, K8, repeat from *
Round 16: Knit across

Repeat rounds 1 through 16.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2.

Decrease:

DR1: * K8, CB4, K2, K2Tog, repeat from *
DR2: * K13, K2Tog, repeat from *
DR3: * K12, K2Tog, repeat from *
DR4: * K11, K2Tog, repeat from *
DR5: * K10, K2Tog, repeat from *
DR6: * K9, K2Tog, repeat from *
DR7: * K2, CB4, K2, K2Tog, repeat from *
DR8: * K7, K2Tog, repeat from *
DR9: * CB4, K2, K2Tog, repeat from *
DR10: * K5, K2Tog, repeat from *
DR11: * K4, K2Tog, repeat from *
DR12: * K3, K2Tog, repeat from *
DR13: * K2, K2Tog, repeat from *
DR14: * K1, K2Tog, repeat from *
DR15: * K2Tog, repeat from * (6 sts left)

Cut yarn and pull through remaining 6 stitches. Weave in ends.


Notes:

CN = cable needle

CB4 = Slip 2 stitches onto CN & hold in back. Knit 2 stitches. Then knit 2 stitches from CN.

CF4 = Slip 2 stitches onto CN & hold in front. Knit 2 stitches. Then knit 2 stitches from CN.

K2Tog = Knit 2 stitches together.

This is a snug fitting ladies xs/s size hat. If you want to make it bigger, you should probably cast on an extra 16 stitches (112 stitches total); I haven't tried this myself, but I think that would be a much larger hat.




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5 stitch(es):

Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

Marie, I am so glad to have discovered your blog, and to have "met" you. I love your hats and dishcloths, and I will leave the pattern writing to you! I am glad there are people like you to do it for me!

Vamanta said...

Wow, Marie, what totally fabulous hat! I love looking at your photos so keep them coming!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't have asked for a better pattern. I went on my holiday vacation with nothing more (knitting-wise, at least) than a skein of worsted yarn, a set of circular 8s, and a cable needle... this totally hits the spot. And the cable pattern compliments the variegations in the yarn perfectly! (using Patons SWS in Natural Pink.)

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful pattern, and the instructions are so simple and easy to read.
I knitted this hat in a leaf green wool, and it turned out amazing.

JamieL said...

Thank you for posting this hat pattern! I just made one up with 112 cast on stitches and it worked up beautifully for a large adult head. I'm very pleased to have come across this hat!