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Roll Brim Spiral Hat Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Roll Brim Spiral Hat Knitting Pattern

Purl stitches move in a spiral around this roll brim hat.

Size:
Fits children about ages 8-12. For an adult hat, work one additional repeat (additional yarn not required beyond yardage in yarn used).

Gauge:
13 sts and 20 rows=4" in St st

Materials:
Como by Jaeger (bulky weight) or appropriate substitution
90% merino wool/10% polyamide
142 yards/50 grams
One ball #233 Eau
Size 11 US (8 mm) double pointed needles
Size 11 US (8 mm) 16 or 20" circular needles
Tapestry needle

Roll Brim Spiral Hat Knitting Pattern

Instructions
With circular needles, CO 66 sts. Be sure sts aren't twisted. Join. Work in St st 8 rows (1½")
Rnd 1: *k8, p1, k1, p1; rep from *
Rnd 2: k7, *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *, end k1 instead of k8
Rnd 3: k6, *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *, end k2 instead of k8
Rnd 4: k5, *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *, end k3 instead of k8
Rnd 5: k4, *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *, end k4 instead of k8
Rnd 6: k3, *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *, end k5 instead of k8
Rnd 7: k2, *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *, end k6 instead of k8
Rnd 8: k1, *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *, end k7 instead of k8
Rnd 9: *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *
Rnd 10: k1, p1, *k8, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, end k8, p1
Rnd 11: p1, *k8, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, end k8, p1, k1
Rep Rnds 1-11 once more. Hat should measure approx 6" from beg. For an adult hat, rep Rnds 1-11 twice more.
Decrease Crown
Change to double points when sts no longer fit on circulars.
Rnd 1: *K6, k2tog, p1, k1, p1; rep from * - 60 sts
Rnd 2: K6, p1, k1, p1, *k7, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, k1
Rnd 3: K3, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, *k5, k2tog, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, k2 - 54 sts
Rnd 4: K3, p1, k1, p1, *k6, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, k3
Rnd 5: K2tog, p1, k1, p1, *k4, k2tog, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, k4 - 48 sts
Rnd 6: *P1, k1, p1, k5; rep from *
Rnd 7: K1, p1, *k3, k2tog, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, end k3, k2tog, p1 - 42 sts
Rnd 8: P1, *k4, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, end k4, p1, k1
Rnd 9: *K2, k2tog, p1, k1, p1; rep from * - 36 sts
Rnd 10: K2, p1, k1, p1, *k3, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, k1
Rnd 11: K1, *p1, k1, p1, k1, k2tog; rep from *, end p1, k1, p1, k2tog - 30 sts
Rnd 12: *P1, k1, p1, k2; rep from *
Rnd 13: K1, p1, *k2tog, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, end k2tog, p1 - 24 sts

Cut yarn, leaving a tail. Thread tail through tapestry needle and through rem sts and remove from needle. Pull tightly to close top of hat. Weave in ends on WS.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

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