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Shibui Heichi
January 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
210 yards (192 m)
Adult M (22 inch head circumference)
Errata available: shibuiknits.com

Elongated slip stitches swirl around the crown of this hat, creating the illusion of movement. Knit from the top down, this pattern can be adapted to fit like a beanie or made to slouch even more.

Pattern uses 2 skeins. Samples shown in Heichi, colors ‘Steel’ and ‘Lichen’.

Available January 7, 2011.


  • Errata has been found in the Vortex pattern. On completing the crown increases (Rnds 1 - 22), there will be 88 sts.
  • The abbreviation for C1 over 1R is missing: “slip 1 st onto cable needle and hold in back, k next st, k1 st off of cable needle”.