Introduction: Knitted Spiral Hat

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Fall is here! Time for hats!

I love hats and with the change of weather comes an excuse to make more hats. Here is the one of my patterns that I have came up with. This is the second iteration of this pattern that you can make with basic knowledge of knitting

This is a really simple and fun pattern great for guys or girls. At the end of this instructable I will put the full pattern in a downloadable PDF for any of you who want to make it.

Step 1: Materail

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needed skills:

cast on

knitting in the round with double pointed needles,

knit stitch

pearl stitch

knit decrease

pearl decrease.

needed materials:

70 grams of worsted weight yarn

(5) 3.75mm, 7 in double pointed needles

scissors

3.75mm or 3.50mm crochet hook

yarn needle

stitch markers

Step 2: Cast on

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Cast on 83 stitches to four double pointed needles.

21 on the first needle, 21 on the second needle, 21 on the third needle, and 20 on the fourth needle.

Cut off the excess tail that is left from casting on and you're ready to knit!

Step 3: Knit the Sides of the Hat

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Simply put this hat is knitted by changing stitches every 6 stitches. Because there are 83 stitches in this hat the last set of stitches at the end of round one has 5 purl stitches. The sixth purl stitch for this stripe is the first stitch in round two. This shifts everything over by one with every round. Every 12 rounds the rounds repeat. So round 13,26 and 39 are repeats of round 1.

k = knit, p = purl

round 1: k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p5.

round 2: p1, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p4.

round 3: p2, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p3.

round 4: p3, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p2.

round 5: p4, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p1.

round 6: p5, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6.

round 7: p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k5.

round 8: k1, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k4.

round 9: k2, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k3.

round 10: k3, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k2.

round 11: k4, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6,k1.

round 12: k5, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, p6.

Put a stitch marker in between the last stitch of the 12th round and the first stitch of the 13th round.

Repeat this four times.

Step 4: Decrease

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Simply put you just continue the same pattern of stitch changes and decrease in those spirals

k=knit, kd= knit decrease, p=purl, pd=purl decrease

decrease round 1: k2, kd, k2, p6, k6, p2, pd, p2, k6, p6, k2, kd, k2, p6, k6, p2, pd, p2, k6, p6, k2, kd, k2, p5

decrease round 2: p1, k5, p6, k6, p5, k6, p6, k5, p6, k6, p5, k6, p6, k5, p4.

decrease round 3: p2, k5, p2, pd, p2, k6, p5, k2, kd, k2, p6, k5, p2, pd, p2, k6, p5, k2, kd, k2, p6, k5, p3.

decrease round 4: p3, k5, p5, k6, p5, k5, p6, k5, p5, k6, p5, k5,p6, k5, p2.

decrease round 5: pd, p2, k5, p5, k2, kd, k2, p5, k5, p2, pd, p2, k5, p5, k2, kd, k2, p5, k5, p2, pd, p2, k5, p1.

decrease round 6: p4, k5, p5, k5,p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5,p5, k5.

decrease round 7: p2, pd, p1, k5, p2, pd, p1, k5, p2, pd, p1, k5, p2, pd, p1, k5, p2, pd, p1, k5, p2, pd, p1, k5, p2, pd, p1, k4.

decrease round 8: k1, p4, k5, p4, k5, p4, k5, p4, k5, p4, k5, p4, k5, p4, k3.

decrease round 9: kd, p4, k2, kd, k1, p4, k2, kd, k1, p4, k2, kd, k1, p4, k2, kd, k1, p4, k2, kd, k1, p4 k2, kd, k1, p4, k2,

decrease round 10: k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k1.

decrease round 11: k3, pd, p2, k4, pd, p2, k4, pd, p2, k4, p2, pd, k4, p2, pd, k4, pd, p2, k4, pd, p2,

decrease round 12: k4, p3, k4, p3, k4, p3, k4, p3, k4, p3, k4, p3, k4, p2.

decrease round 13: p1, k4, p3, k4, p3, k4, p3, k4, p3, k4, p3, k4, p3, k4, p1.

decrease round 14: p2, k1, kd, k1, p3, k1, kd, k1, p3, k1, kd, k1, p3, k1, kd, k1, p3, k1, kd, k1, p3 k1, kd, k1,p3, k1, kd, k1

decrease round 15: pd, p1, k3, pd, p1, k3, pd, p1, k3, pd, p1,k3, pd, p1, k3, pd, p1, k3, pd, p1, k3.

decrease round 16: k1, p2, k3, p2, k3, p2, k3, p2, k3, p2, k3, p2, k3, p2, k1.

decease round 17: kd, p2, k1, kd, p2, k1, kd, p2, k1, kd, p2, k1, kd, p2, k1, kd, p2, k1, kd, p2,

decrease round 18: kd, pd, kd, pd, kd, pd, kd, pd, kd, pd, kd, pd, kd, p1

decrease round 19: kd, pd, kd, pd, kd, pd, kd

Step 5: Finish the Hat Off

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Slip the seven remaining stitches on to the crochet hook. Cut the yarn off about 12 inches off from the hat. Pull the end through the seven loops and then to the inside of the hat. Tie it off, weave the end in and cut off the excess.

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Comments

_Amelia_ made it! (author)2017-02-27

This was so much fun! Thank you!!

I ran into a few snags that I think were my poor counting, but thought I could share one edit: The last line of the decrease round 15 should be K2, not K3. I used a circular needle and did a poor job of counting my rows, too, so I probably did more than the recommended 48 before starting the decreases.

momoluv (author)2015-10-14

Good job, I'd love to see more steps and pictures though! Keep up the good work, ~Momoluv

Sk8ty (author)momoluv2015-10-16

than you, for next time what steps and photos would you like to see added?

Sk8ty (author)Sk8ty2015-10-20

i ment to say thank you

YunF (author)2015-10-05

Look instruction. Ohhh i can't die hahahaa. But i will try. Nice one. Love it. I wanna make this for my brother birthday

Angel_Armani (author)2015-10-04

I'll pay you to make me a white one.

Sk8ty (author)Angel_Armani2015-10-04

let me look in to a few thing to see if i can do that for you

BirgitJansen (author)2015-10-03

Love the hat, but I am confused with the instructions. Is it possible that you made a mistake? You say to cast on 38 stitches, I think you mixed up the numbers, it's supposed to be 83, right? But then you say, cast 22 on three needles and 21 on one, that adds up to 87. So it's 83 stitches, 21 on three needles and 20 on the forth? Please clarify! Thanks!!

Sk8ty (author)BirgitJansen2015-10-03

you are right this is a typo i will fix right away. thanks for telling me