Floating Spiral Hat by Owen Biesel
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Floating Spiral Hat

November 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
192 yards (176 m)
24" Brim Circumference
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

The cables of the Floating Spiral Hat are deliberately misaligned and offset, creating an organic, flowing pattern that mimics the bark of a tree. Crown decreases are worked with the cable twists, creating an overall sculptural spiral effect.

Finished Size 24” brim circumference
Yarn Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed (85% wool, 15% angora; 96 yd 88 m/50 g): #8 green, 2 skeins. Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever.
Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 16” circular (cir) and set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” in St st; 14 sts and 28 rows = 4” in 1×1 rib (stretched); 30 sts and 32 rows = 4” in cable patt.

For more information, see: http://www.interweaveknits.com/preview/winter-knits-2009.asp#Floating-Spiral-Hat