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Monday, October 22, 2012

Introducing Twists & Twirls!

Here's another "Football Game" hat that Schnapps and I made on Sunday during the games.  Thanks Barb for the name!  It's a very quick knit and it's toasty warm.  A bit geometric in design, it looks great with super bulky or 6-weight yarn.  You could double up worsted weight yarn too.  

It's a multiple of 10 pattern, so adjust accordingly!  The pattern will work if you double the stitches and use size 8 needles with worsted weight yarn, but the look will be much different.

I used Lion Brand Hometown USA for this.  I love that knits up so nicely and it's so warm!  It's Schnapps approved!

The pattern can be found as a PDF on .   
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Twists & Twirls

You need:  50 - 60 yards of super bulky yarn and size US 13 16 inch circular needles


k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

yo: yarn over
C2B: skip first stitch, knit second stitch, but don’t drop it from needle.  Then knit the first stitch and drop both.
p2tog:  purl 2 stitches together

Cast on 50 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:

Row 1: *k3, p2, k2tog, yo, C2B, p1*; repeat around
Row 2:  *p2, k3, p2, k3*; repeat around
Row 3:  *k3, p1, k2tog, yo, C2B, p2*; repeat around
Row 4:  *p2, k4, p1, k3*; repeat around
Row 5:  *k3, k2tog, yo, C2B, k1, p2*; repeat around
Row 6:  * P2, K8*; repeat around
Row 7:  *k2, k2tog, yo, C2B, k2, p2*; repeat around
Row 8:  *p2, k8*; repeat around
Row 9:  *k1, k2tog, yo, C2B, k3, p2*; repeat around
Row 10: *p2, k3, p1, k4*; repeat around
Row 11: * k2tog, yo, C2B, p1, k3, p2*; repeat around
Row 12: * p2, k3, p2, k3*; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 - 12 once again for a total of 24 rows.

Decrease Crown:

Row 1: *p2, k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *p2tog, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *k2tog*; repeat around

Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in ends and enjoy.

The pattern is worked over 10 stitches. 

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  1. Thank you, thank you. Very interesting looking hat. And thank you for adding info on using smaller needles. Arthritic hands have a very difficult time holding on to the larger needles. You're the best, Robin.

  2. these twirls are wonderful to work

  3. these twirls are wonderful to work

  4. can't stop taking notes so i can knit these wonderful hats specially that winter approched