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Cotton Twirl

Stripes & Lace

Designed by Laura Andersson

Description:  Simple lacey stitches 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 2927 'Calypso') = 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:  CC- contrast color; 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 MC, cast on 88 sts.  Join, being careful not to twist.

Work in K1, P1 rib for 8 rnds (~ 1 in)

Join CC (carry color not in use up each round)


Work 8 rnds of Simple Lace Pattern with CC.


Simple Lace:

Rnd 1: *(K2tog, YO, K1, P1) 

Rnd 2: *(K1, P1tbl, K1, P1)

Rnd 3: *(K1, P1, K2tog, YO) 

Rnd 4: *(K1, P1, K1, P1tbl)


Change to MC; K1 rnd; work 4 patt rnds.

Change to CC: work 4 patt rnds, K1 rnd.

Change to MC: work patt rnds 1, 2, 3. 

Change to CC: work patt rnds 4, 1, 2.

Change to MC: work patt rnd 3.

Change to CC: work patt rnd 4.  Cut CC.


With MC, work patt rnds 1-4. 

Begin crown shaping (hat should be ~6 in from cast on edge).


Crown shaping:

Change to dpn as needed.

Dec rnd 1: *(K2tog, K1, P1). 

Work 2 rnds *(K2, P1).

Dec rnd 2: *(K2tog, P1). 

Work 2 rnds *(K1, P1).


Final decreases: work *K2tog around; repeat until 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!


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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