Spiraling Stripes Hats by Lee Meredith

Spiraling Stripes Hats

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December 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
90 - 150 yards (82 - 137 m)
adult medium, adjustable
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This is a pattern set with 6 different versions. There’s the wide straight brim, the slanting brim, and no brim, each with a clockwise spiral and counter-clockwise spiral pattern.

You can use any self-striping yarn, or stripe between 2 or more solids. There are tons of variations in the pdf with yarn ideas, and slouching/beret style versions, made with simple pattern modifications.

These hats are a fun way to play with short-rows on a small scale; great for beginner knitters wanting to try something a little more complex!

Size: adult medium-ish, with slouchy/larger variations

Yarn: around 90 yards of worsted to aran weight, more for the beret styles

Needles: pair of size US 9 straights or sized to get 4.5 stitches/inch

Skills needed: short rows, increases + decreases, provisional cast-on, 3-needle bind-off (all technique instructions are included in the pattern)