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Swirl Hat


Ann Norling's Swirl Hat pattern done without the lower ribbing - get the pattern at your local yarn store.

I did it in Silver Thaw by Noro with enough left over to make another smaller cap thusly:

Just knit a tube and sew it shut at the top :-)

Swirl Hat Addendum

Shop sample was worked in Silver Thaw from Noro using about 54 grams/ 120 yards.

I simplified the pattern:

Working six rows in knit followed by six rows in purl:

Row 1, 3 and 5 - K1, ssk, knit to one stitch before the end, YO, K1.
Row 2, 4 and 6- purl

Row 7, 9, and 11 - Purl 1, purl 2 together, purl to one stitch before the end, YO, purl.
Row 8, 10, and 12 - knit

Repeat rows 1-12

When you have done the number of repeats specified in the pattern, attach stitches on the needle to the cast on row by doing a three needle bind off or kitchener stitch.

To fill in the top section of the hat, use double pointed needles to pick up stitches all the way around one edge. I was doing the Adult size and I picked up 16 x 4 (64) stitches.

Knit one row, twisting all the stitches.
Row 1 and all subsequent odd numbered rows - on each needle, ssk, knit to last two stitches on the needle, ssk. Repeat on each needle. 8 stitches decreased.
Row 2 and all subsequent even rows - knit around.

Continue until you have two stitches on each needle.
Kitchner together or do a three needle bind off on the inside.

My hat was just the right length without adding any ribbing on the bottom, of course, YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary :-)

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