Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Swirl Hat

This was the first hat I designed when I decided it might be fun to try designing hats. I loved the process from beginning to end, and couldn’t help designing a bunch more hats. The stitch pattern is very basic; it’s a 2-stitch column that shifts 1 stitch to the left every other round. You can change the length of the hat to whatever you want it to be.

The stitch pattern is presented in written format.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Cable knitting, decreasing, knitting in the round

Finished Measurements: 18″ (45.5 cm) brim circumference; 9.5″ (24 cm) height

NOTE: To fit average adult; brim will easily stretch to approximately 22″ (56 cm).

Materials: 95 yards (87 meters) super bulky yarn

Needles and Notions: One 16″ (40 cm) long circular needle and one set of five double-pointed needles, size US 11 (8 mm), OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; removable stitch marker; cable needle

Gauge: In Garter and Rib Pattern, 13 stitches and 15 rnds = 4″ (10 cm)

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