Spiral Hat Pattern

Spiral Hat

Easy Knit Hat!
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US6, 16″ circular needle
Mochi Plus Color Intense Rainbow
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Cast on 60 stitches (for a baby hat)
Join in the round…you know the drill…make sure the stitches aren’t twisted.
Knit 4 rows (this will make the edge will roll up)
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Here comes the trick.   Don’t bother marking the start of the round.  Just Yarn Over, Knit 2 Together…until the hat is the height you want, then k2tog until you have about 7 or 8 stitches left, cut the yarn and weave through the last remaining stitches.  Cinch up and weave in ends.
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Easy peasy!
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So, this technique works for ANY yarn, here it is in Cascade Magnum.  I just added a ribbed edge.

Magnum Hat Up Close

Magnum Spiral Hat

Here it is in with a strand of KPPPM from Koigu held together with a strand of Blue Sky Alpacas Brushed Suri!

Maggie's Spiral Hat

Maggie's Spiral Hat

Here is the same basic idea…with a few variations in Malabrigo Rasta!

Rasta Spiral Hat

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13 Responses to “Spiral Hat Pattern”

  1. Janet says:

    Wondering when you used the magnum if you still cast on 60 and what needle size you used? Love this pattern! Can’t wait to try it. Starting a charity baby hat today!

  2. admin says:

    Hi Janet! I cast on 40 stitches for the magnum hat. Glad you like it!

  3. Vanessa says:

    I’m thinking of doing the Rasta variation of the hat for a friend of mine. Do you know approximately how many CO stitches there would be for an adult? Thanks!

  4. maria says:

    Hi,

    do you have an adult version of this cap? If you do may I have the link.

    Thank you,

  5. admin says:

    We don’t have an adult version, but I’d just add 8 – 10 stitches and see what happens…

  6. swapna says:

    When you say baby size, how old a baby are we talking?

  7. admin says:

    This hat will fit ages from 3-6 months old all the way to youth sizes. My daughter is 9 and the hat fits her around the head (the stitch pattern makes the hat very elastic) but you’ll probably want to add a few inches in height.

  8. Lisa says:

    Is there photos or a video that shows how to finish this off. I’m just not getting it from the directions alone. Thank you.

  9. Ana says:

    Can this effect be created flat? Have a hard time knitting in the round….still learning….:)

  10. Virginia says:

    This is the pattern I have been looking for for many years – I knitted three of these then didn’t knit again for 40 years – I LOVE this pattern and all the styles – and it was so easy to knit – I even knitted one while attending a workshop on how to build a fall out shelter!!!( a bit of history for you!).
    THANK YOU!!

  11. Virginia says:

    WAIT a minute – doesn’t Yarn Over, Knit 2 Together make a lacy pattern??? It is the spiral pattern I was lookiing at and want – but when I lookeed up how to do Yarn Over, Knit 2 Together it shows that a hole is left with each set of stitches. What am I missing here? Groan – I already bought the yarn and everyting and ready to go!! Baby due in April and I am SLOW slow knitter and not too good either!
    HELP!!!!!!!!

  12. Denise says:

    Virginia, yes it is a lacy pattern but in this pattern it makes a nice stretchy hat, and if you want less of a lacy look, knit it with a fuzzy thick yarn. I am using Encore with a fun fur and the effect is lovely. I was gonna give it to my daughter but I like it too much. I cast on 76 sts to make an adult size on a size 8 or 10. I knit loose too but I got the gauge I wanted. Thanks so much for this lovely pattern!

  13. Judy Hinman says:

    I would like to make this for a newborn in a thinner yarn. Can you suggest how many stitches I should cast on? Thank you!

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