Whirligig Hat by Naomi Grace

Whirligig Hat

November 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in ribbing-before blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
125 - 140 yards (114 - 128 m)
One size
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This Whirligig Hat is all about being spontaneous! As a mom I can really get caught up by the drudgery of the everyday tasks. But in the afternoon I’ll take walks around our yard with my kiddos. With childlike abandon we’ll run down to our maple tree and tear off the bundles of seeds. They we dash to the highest point we can find and cast them into the air! Hundreds of golden papery seeds catch the wind, whirling and twirling to the ground.

The Whirligig Hat features a mock cable pattern (no cable needle required). It is knit from approximately 130 yards of cozy worsted weight yarn. They are designed to pair with the Whirligig Wrist Warmers.


Yarn over
Simple shaping
Mock cable

Yarn: Approximately 125 yards of worsted weight wool or wool blend.
Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) circular or DPNs for knitting small circumference in the round. Or needle size that gets gauge.
Other Notions: 9 stitch markers, tapestry needle, length of scrap yarn or stitch holder.

Gauge: Pre-Blocked
18 sts/20 rows = 4 inch (10 cm)
square in mock cable stitch before blocking.

20 sts/24 row = 4 inch (10cm) square in ribbing before blocking.

Fits an adult 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) head circumference.

All patterns have been tech edited and test knitted. If you have any questions about the pattern please contact me via email.