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Cotton Twirl

Scalloped Hat

Designed by Laura Andersson

Description:  The hat motif adds a pretty scalloped line to the hem. Working the design with two colors of Cotton Twirl makes it unique.

Level:  Easy

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


  • 1-50g ball Crystal Palace Cotton Twirl (shown in 2916 "Indigo") = MC
  • 1-50g ball Crystal Palace Cotton Twirl (shown in 2243 "Sapphire Sea") = 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; yo- yarn over (increases by one stitch)



Rnd 1: K

Rnd 2: *(K1, YO, K3, (Sl1, K2tog, PSSO), K3, YO, K1)

Rnds 3 & 4: K around.



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

P 2 rnds with MC; join CC. Carry yarn not in use up each rnd (or cut the inactive yarn and rejoin as needed).


With CC, work 6 rnds in Pattern: (Rnds 1-4, and Rnds 1 & 2)

With MC, work 3 rnds: (Rnds 3-4, and Rnd 1)

With CC, work Rnd 2

With MC, work 8 Rnds: (Rnds 3, 4, 1-4, 1, 2)

With CC, work 6 Rnds: (Rnds 3, 4, 1-4)

With MC, work 14 rows pattern: (Rnds 1-4)3x, and Rnds 1 &2.


Hat should be ~6 in from cast on edge. With CC, Work Pattern Rnds 1 &2.


Begin Crown Shaping using MC.

Crown Shaping: switch to dpn as needed

Dec Rnd 1: *(K1, YO, K1, K2tog, (Sl1, K2tog, PSSO), K2tog, K1, YO, K1) around. K1 rnd

Dec Rnd 2: *(K1, YO, K2tog, (Sl1, K2tog, PSSO), K2tog, YO, K1), around. K1 rnd

Dec Rnd 3: *(K2tog, YO (Sl1, K2tog, PSSO) YO, K2tog) around. K 1 rnd.


Cut MC and Switch to CC for remainder of hat.


Dec Rnd 4: *(K2tog (Sl1, K2tog, PSSO) around. K 1 rnd


Final sts: with CC, K2tog until only ~6-8 sts rem. Cut 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!


We are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

December 2012

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