Swirled Sprinkles Hat Knitting Pattern

Swirled Sprinkles Hat Image 1, front view

 

Swirled Sprinkles Hat front view looking down, shows cuff

 

Swirled Sprinkles Hat back view

 

Swirled Sprinkles Hat front view smiling

 

Swirled Sprinkles Hat back side view

 

Swirled Sprinkles Hat side view

 

Hand knit hats are my absolute favorite!  They are so easy to make and when you find a pattern that you love they are so much better than store bought hats.  Today I am sharing the pattern for this Swirled Sprinkles Hat!

This hat is designed with Baby Alpaca Grande Hand Dye by Plymouth Yarn in color 145 — a playful speckle color.  Although knit with a bulky yarn, this pattern uses US size 7 and size 8 needles to create an extremely warm and dense fabric.

 



 

The supplies that I used to make this hat are linked below.  You will need 2 skeins (or 220 yards) of yarn.  If you are looking for a cheaper alternative for yarn I have linked a few recommendations below as well.

 

PATTERN

CLICK HERE to get the ad-free, printable pattern PDF

 

Materials

Size US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular knitting needle

Size US 8 (5.0 mm) 16” circular knitting needle

Size US 8 (5.0 mm) double pointed knitting needles

200g/220yd (2 skeins) Baby Alpaca Grande Hand Dye by Plymouth Yarn in color #145

 

Gauge

14 stitches = 4” in stockinette stitch on size US 8 needles

 

Abbreviations

k2tog: Knit 2 together.

sl2wyif: Move the working yarn to the front of the work, slip the next two stitches purl-wise, return the working

yarn to the back of the work to continue knitting.

sl1wyif: Move the working yarn to the front of the work, slip the next stitch purl-wise, return the working yarn to the back of the work to continue knitting.

 

Notes

This pattern will be worked in the round. The cuff will be worked on size 7 needles, while the body will be worked on size 8 needles. Crown decreases will be worked on double point needles.

 

PATTERN

Cast on 84 stitches on size 7 needles.

Join to work in round. Work k1, p1 rib stitch until piece measures 5” from cast-on edge.

On the next round, switch to size 8 circular needles.

BODY: *k3, sl2wyif. Repeat from * until piece measures 10“ from cast on edge ending with k3. Place marker to denote beginning/end of each round for crown decreases.

CROWN DECREASES

1: sl2wyif, k2tog, *k1, sl2wyif, k2tog. Repeat from * to end of round.

2: k1, sl2wyif, *k2, sl2wyif. Repeat from * to end of round.

3: k2, *sl2wyif, k2. Repeat from * to last stitch, sl2wyif with 1st stitch of next round. .

4: k2, *sl2wyif, k2. Repeat from * to end of round.

5: sl2wyif, *k2, sl2wyif. Repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

6-9: Repeat rows 2-5.

10-11: Repeat rows 2-3.

12: k2tog, *sl2wyif, k2tog. Repeat from * to end of round.

13: sl2wyif, *k1, sl2wyif. Repeat from * to end of round.

14: k1, *sl2wyif, k1. Repeat from * to last stitch, sl2wyif with 1st stitch of next round.

15: k1, *sl2wyif, k1. Repeat from * to end of round.

16-17: As 13-14.

18: *k2tog, sl1wyif. Repeat from * to last stitch, k2tog with 1st stitch of next round.

19: *sl1wyif, k1. Repeat from * to end of round.

20: k2tog to last st, k1.

 

FINISHING

Cut yarn leaving a 10” tail. Thread through remaining stitches twice and pull tight to cinch closed. Tie off and weave in all ends. Attach pom-pom if desired.

 

CLICK HERE to get the ad-free, printable pattern PDF

 

I hope you enjoy this pattern.  Let me know if you have any questions!

With Love, Kaitlin

 

Swirled Sprinkles Hat side view closeup

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7 Comments

  1. How do you have a repeat of 5 sts, end with a k3, and have 84 sts? Did I miss a k2tog somewhere or should there be a M1 and end on a sl2wyif?

    1. Because it is worked in the round, a count of 84 stitches keeps the distance between the spirals equal. If you were to have a count of 85 stitches vs 84, you would have one spiral with a larger gap than the rest.

    1. Hi! The free pattern is available here, on the webpage. The printable PDF is available only for purchase. Thanks and happy knitting!

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