Rainbow Swirl Hat by Kitty Adventures

Rainbow Swirl Hat

June 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
Kid, Adult
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Terms Used
K: Knit P: Purl St(s): Stitch(es)
P1fb: This is a M1 stitch. After purling a stitch, don’t drop it from your needle, but purl into the back loop of the stitch to make one. Then drop the stitch as usual. Now you should have two stitches in the place of one.
K2tog: Knit two stitches together like they are one.
Cable: Slide the indicated stitches to a cable needle and then knit the indicated stitches before knitting the cabled stitches

This pattern comes in two sizes: a small size, for a child (4-8? years) and an adult size. Gauge is 4-4.5 stitches an inch.

There is a picture tutorial to explain some stitches after the pattern.

The child size has a brim of 9 inches (24 cm) when moderately stretched. With no stretch applied the brim measures 7.5 (18 cm) inches. From tip of hat top to brim hat measures 8.5 inches (21 cm) when laid flat. Mid section of hat measures horizontally 8 inches (20 cm) and easily stretches 9 inches (24 cm).

You will need:

  • 105 yards/50g of worsted weight yarn
  • 50 yards of another worsted weight (I used variegated rainbow yarn) for an second color.
  • Size 5mm double pointed knitting needles or magic loop needle
  • One small piece of worsted weight scrap yarn for the thumb, and
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends.