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 Cotton Twirl 

Geometric Hat

Designed by Laura Andersson

Description:  Subtle geometric patterns in two colors of Cotton Twirl make this hat fun to knit and a winner to wear or gift!

Level:  Easy

Size:  Adult S/M  (~20" in circumference)


  • 1-50g ball Crystal Palace Cotton Twirl (shown in 2926 'Viola’) = MC
  • 1-50g ball Crystal Palace Cotton Twirl (shown in 2244 'Fandango') = CC
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo 16" circular needle in US size 7 as well as dpn in US size 6, or size needed for gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:  4.5 sts=1" in St st with Cotton Twirl


Abbreviations:  BO- bind off; CC- contrast color; CO- cast on; k- knit; K2tog- knit 2 sts together (decrease of 1 st); kfb- knit in front and back loop to increase by 1 stitch; MC- main color; p- purl; psso- pass slip st over; rnd- round; st(s)- stitch(es); sl- slip st



With CC, cast on 88 sts.  Join, being careful not to twist.

Work in K2, P2 rib for ~1 in from cast on edge.

Join MC (carry color not in use up each rnd)


Work 8 rnds of Motif 1 with MC.

Motif 1:

Rnd 1: *(K1, P7) around. 

Rnd 2: *(K2, P5, K1) around

Rnd 3: *(K3, P3, K2) around. 

Rnd 4: *(K4, P1, K3) around

Rnd 5: as Rnd 4

Rnd 6:  as Rnd 3

Rnd 7: as Rnd 2

Rnd 8: as Rnd 1


Work 8 rnds of Motif 2 with CC.

Motif 2:

Rnd 1: *(P1, K7) around.   

Rnd 2: *(P2, K5, P1) around

Rnd 3: *(P3, K3, P2) around. 

Rnd 4: *(P4, K1, P3) around

Rnd 5: as Rnd 4

Rnd 6:  as Rnd 3

Rnd 7: as Rnd 2

Rnd 8: as Rnd 1


With MC: Kfb (an Inc of 1 st), K43, Kfb, K43 (90 sts).   Work Motif 3.


Motif 3:

Rnds 1 & 2: *(K1, P9).

Rnds 3 & 4: *(K2, P7, K1)

Rnds 5 & 6: *(K3, P5, K2

Rnds 7 & 8: *(K4, P3, K3)

Rnds 9 & 10: *(K5, P1, K4)

Rnds 11 & 12: as rnds  9 & 10

Rnds 13 & 14: as rnds 7 & 8

Rnds 15 & 16: as rnds 5 &6

Rnds 17 & 18: as rnds 3 & 4

Rnds 19 & 20: as rnds 1 & 2


Join CC and change to dpn for Crown Shaping.


Crown Shaping:

Dec Rnd 1: *(P1, K2tog, K5, K2tog).

Work one rnd *(P1, K7)

Dec Rnd 2: *(P1, K2tog, K3, K2tog).

Work one rnd *(P1, K5)

Cut CC and change to MC

Dec Rnd 3: *(P1, K2tog, K1, K2tog).

Work one rnd *(P1, K3)


Final decreases: K2tog around. Repeat until only ~6-8 sts remain. Cut yarn, leaving an ~8 in end.


With crochet hook or tapestry needle, pull yarn through each st and drop off needle. Pull together snugly. Take all ends to inside.



Work all ends in snugly.  Try on and dance around!


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December 2012

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