Slip and Twist Hat by Alice Humbracht

Slip and Twist Hat

June 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Slip stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
90 - 140 yards (82 - 128 m)
Two sizes from baby to adult and notes for adjusting size to fit anyone
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The Slip and Twist Hat uses slip-stitch patterns and a cable needle to create a lovely, textured hat. By using slip stitches to create color patterns, you can knit a multi-colored hat without the hassle of using more than one color per round.

Play with the colors! This hat looks beautiful in 1 color (lots of texture), 2 colors (great for sports fans), or many colors (for the rainbow lover in your life).

Great for yarn scraps! Each contrast color stripe only requires 4 yards of yarn, so you can knit a colorful hat without a trip to the store.

BOTH charted AND written instructions – two sizes available! I’ve even written notes for how to adjust sizing to make the perfect fit.

This hat looks hard but isn’t! The pattern is easy to memorize. Just follow the pattern and impress your knitting and non-knitting friends.


Small (Large)
• Small – 16ʺ circumference and 6.5” height – fits a 18–19ʺ head (typical for a one-year-old to a preschooler)
• Large – 18ʺ circumference and 9” height – fits a 20–23ʺ head (typical for a teen to an adult)


1) Worsted weight (4 Medium) yarn in one or more colors. For the hats pictured, I used KnitPicks® Swish Worsted.

Small - 90 yds
Large - 140 yds

2) Size US 9 (5.5 mm) 16ʺ circular needle AND five double-pointed needles OR size US 9 (5.5 mm) 16ʺ circular needle AND 36ʺ or longer circular needle

3) Stich marker

4) Tapestry needle

5) Scissors

6) Cable needle