Swirl Hat Series by Wendy McDonnell

Swirl Hat Series

by Wendy McDonnell
December 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
200 - 240 yards (183 - 219 m)
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Very generous pattern with a lot of bang for your buck there are 4 different hat patterns and a cowl inside.

A new technique for painting self striping yarns set me on this track of designing swirling hat patterns. We rehank a skein of yarn to about 2.25 yards around, then paint colors painted around the skein which nets us the swirl. The purple hat, Basic Swirl, was worked in a hand painted meldy technique. You can find many colors of our yarn here. We can paint up any color you’d like.

Genuine angora pom poms are in stock for a limited time (12-14-18). They are 3” across and just $1.50 each, pm me for invoice.

Yarn: Imp DK, 100% merino SW 290 yds/113g,
OR Sprite MCN Sport 70/20/10 Merino/cashmere/silk 375 yards/100g
Needles: US size 3/3.25 mm, US size 4/3.5 mm, US size 6 /4 mm
and US size 10/6mm circular needle or size needed to get gauge
Optional: 3” Pom pom, we have a limited supply of genuine angora for just $1.50
Gauge: 16 sts 22 rows of st st
Size: 9.5-10” long
Fae Level: Intermediate
Skills Needed: basic knitting skills, Magic Loop. It helps if you already know what your basic hat is, the perfect c/o numbers and and needle size you need to make a great hat. If not, use this pattern as a jumping off point and just go for it.