Swirled Ski Cap by Caps for Kids

Swirled Ski Cap

October 2006
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stripe pattern (unstretched)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 yards (183 m)
16 (18") circumference - Small (Medium/Large)
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Pattern Description from Knitting for Peace: “This hat features a unique construction technique. The body is worked flat, from side to side, with a vertical stripe pattern. Simultaneously, decreases are worked on one end and increases on the other, which gives the hat a parallelogram shape--a rectangle with a slant. When the parallelogram is sewn together, the stripes naturally swirl around the hat.”

Finished Measurements: 16 (18)“ hat circumference.

Main color - Approximately 130 yards 4-ply worsted-weight yarn (MC).
Contrast color - Approximately 70 yards 4-ply worsted-weight yarn (CC).

Sample in book shown in Classic Elite Yarns Bazic Wool (100% superwash wool)


  • One pair straight needles size US 7 (4.5 mm) or one 16” circular (circ) needle size US 7 (4.5 mm).
  • One pair straight needles size US 8 (5 mm)
  • Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle.