Swirlwind by Nicole Vanderlee

Swirlwind

Knitting
November 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
71 - 170 yards (65 - 155 m)
Newborn, Baby, Child, (Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)
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Swirlwind is a worsted weight toque for everyone! A simple two stitch slipped cable travels up the body and into the crown, creating an elegant spiral. With three different colourwork options, and sizes from newborn to adult, this is a pattern you’ll love to knit again and again. Instructions and photo tutorial for cabling without a cable needle are included.

Sizes:
Newborn, Baby, Child, (Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)
To fit head circumference: 42, 46, 50, (53, 56, 59) cm; 16.5, 18, 19.5, (21, 22, 23) inches

Recommended Yarn:
Worsted weight, 1 skein:
Black Cat Custom Yarns So Worsted - 75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk - 187 m, 205 y per 113g
Black Cat Custom Yarns Let’s Get Worsted - 100% Merino - 187 m, 205 y per 115g

Alternative Yarn
Worsted weight, 1 skein:
Malabrigo Rios - 100% Superwash Merino - 192 m, 210 y per 100g
Sweet Paprika Andante - 100% Superwash Merino - 178 m, 195 y per 110g
Cascade 220 Superwash Merino - 100% Superwash Merino - 200 m, 220 y per 100g
Berroco Vintage - 52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon - 198 m, 217 y per 100g

Yardage
Allow extra yarn for a slouchier hat - yardage listed below is for a snug to slightly slouchy fit.

One Colour
65, 75, 85, (120, 130, 155) meters; 71, 82, 93, (131, 148, 170) yards

Stripes
MC - 41, 48, 54, (76, 85, 98) meters; 45, 52, 59, (83, 93, 107) yards
CC - 24, 28, 32, (45, 50, 58) meters; 27, 31, 35, (49, 55, 63) yards

Needles:

  • 4mm (US 6) 40cm/16” circular needle
  • 4.5mm (US 7) 40cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (or size required to meet gauge) Double pointed needles are recommended for the crown decreases on this hat, but other small-circumference methods will work, with a little more effort.

Orange toque shown in Black Cat Custom Yarns So Worsted, colourway “Stray Cat” on 53cm / 21 inch head wearing Adult Small Slouchy

Purple striped toque shown in Black Cat Custom Yarns Let’s Get Worsted, colourway “Stainless” and Malabrigo Rios, colourway “Purpuras” on 53cm / 21 inch head wearing Adult Small Slouchy - 2 Row Stripe Option

Blue toque shown in Black Cat Custom Yarns Let’s Get Worsted, colourway “Wall of Water” on 53cm / 21 inch head wearing an Adult Large Extra Slouchy

Grey striped toque shown in Cascade 220 Superwash Merino, colourways “26 - Silver Heather” and “82 - Jet” on 53cm / 21 inch head wearing Adult Small - 1 Row Stripe Option