Swirl Hat by Kirsten Hipsky
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Swirl Hat

October 2010
Light Fingering ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
416 yards (380 m)
20” around x 9” tall

Pattern is no longer available.

The Swirl Hat combines a surprisingly simple, naturally spiraling stitch pattern with the rich colors of
BFL Fingering Hand-Dyed to create a warm, earth-toned hat that’s great for a man or woman.

Also shown knit in Valley Yarns Sheffield, now discontinued.

Finished Measurements:
20” around x 9” tall

1 skein Valley Yarns BFL Fingering Hand-Dyed - now discontinued. (100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 100g/416yds) color Sherwood Forest (2 strands held together throughout)
about 200 yds of worsted weight yarn

US size 5 (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.50 mm) 16” circular needles and size 7 double pointed needles, or size needed to get gauge

Other Materials:
5 stitch markers
cable needle (cn)

about 4½ sts = 1” in stockinette stitch with larger needles and 2 strands held together