Spiral Staircase Hat

Spiral Staircase Hat

Materials:
1 skein worsted weight (Medium:4) yarn
US size 8 (5.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle
US size 8 (5.0 mm) double pointed needles
Row marker
Stitch markers (12).

Spiraling Toward The Right
Cast on 84 stitches loosely, place marker, join to work in round.
Rows 1-8: *k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: *kfb, k4, k2tog, pm, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Repeat row 10 until hat measures 6-1/2 inches from the beginning.

Decrease:

Row 1: *Kfb, k3, k3tog, repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)
Row 2: *Kfb, k3, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 3: *Kfb, k2, k3tog, repeat from * to end of row. (60 stitches)
Row 4: *Kfb, k2, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 5: *Kfb, k1, k3tog, repeat from * to end of row. (48 stitches)
Row 6: *Kfb, k1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 7: *Kfb, k3tog, repeat from * to end of row. (36 stitches)
Row 8: *Kfb, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 9: *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. (24 stitches)
Row 10: *k2tog, k2tog repeat from * to end of row (12 stitches)
Row 11: *k2tog, k2tog repeat from * to end of row (6 stitches)
Break yarn, leaving 6-inch tail. Thread tail through tapestry needles then through the live stitches to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

Note: If you want, you can substitute “k1, yo” for “kfb” in the pattern above, which gives a little lacy effect.

Spiraling Toward The Left
Cast on 84 stitches loosely, place marker, join to work in round. (98 on a US8 (4.0mm)
Rows 1-8: k1, p1* repeat from * to end of row.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: *ssk, k4, kfb, pm, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Repeat row 10 until hat measures 6-1/2 inches from the beginning

Note: On decreases, even numbered rows have “ssk” (slip 2 stitches) and odd numbered rows have “sssk” (slip 3 stitches)

Decrease:
Row 1: *sssk, k3, kfb, repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)
Row 2: *ssk, k3, kfb, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 3: *sssk, k2, kfb, repeat from * to end of row. (60 stitches)
Row 4: *ssk, k2, kfb, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 5: *sssk, k1, kfb, repeat from * to end of row. (48 stitches)
Row 6: *ssk, k1, kfb, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 7: *sssk, kfb, repeat from * to end of row. (36 stitches)
Row 8: *ssk, kfb, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 9: *ssk, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (24 stitches)
Row 10: *ssk, ssk, repeat from * to end of row (12 stitches)
Row 11: *ssk, ssk, repeat from * to end of row (6 stitches)
Break yarn, leaving 6-inch tail. Thread tail through tapestry needles then through the live stitches to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

Note: If you want, you can substitute “yo, k1” for “kfb” in the above pattern for a lacy effect.

Abbreviations:
pm – place marker
sm – slip marker.
ssk – slip 2 stitches as if to knit to the right-hand needle. Insert the left needle through the front of the stitch and knit the two stitches together through the back of the stitch using the right-hand needle. (left leaning decrease)
sssk – slip 3 stitches as if to knit to the right-hand needle. Insert the left needle through the front of the stitch and knit the two stitches together through the back of the stitch using the right-hand needle. (left leaning double decrease).

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Wedding Yarmulke

 Wedding Yarmulke

Materials:
1 skein Caron Simply Soft, medium:4, 170.1 g/6 oz, 288 m/315 yds, color: white.
US size 6 (4.0 mm) 16-inch circular needles.
US size 6 (4.0 mm) double pointed needles.
Stitch markers (12, with one odd color or distinct shape for row marker)

Cast On: 98 stitches using long tail cast on, or German twisted cast on method.
Row 1-6: *k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 7: *(k8, kfb) x10, repeat from * until 8 stitches remain, k8. (108 stitches)
Row 8: *p3, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 9: *p3, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 10: *p3, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 11: *p3, C6F, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 12: *p3, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat rows 9-12 five times.

Decrease:
Row 1: *p3, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: *p1, p2tog, k6, repeat from * to end of row. (96 stitches)
Row 3: *p2, C6F, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: *p2tog, k6, repeat from * to end of row. (84 stitches)
Row 5: *p1, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 6: *k2tog, k5, repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)
Row 7: *knit.
Row 8: *k2tog, k4, repeat from * to end of row. (60 stitches)
Row 9: *knit.
Row 10: *k2tog, k3, repeat from * to end of row. (48 stitches)
Row 11: *knit.
Row 12: *k2tog, k2. (36 stitches)
Row 13: *knit
Row 14: *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (24 stitches)
Row 15: *k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. (12 stitches)
Row 16: *k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. (6 stitches)
Cut yarn and thread end through stitches on needle, and fasten off. Work in ends.

Coriolis Hat, Chemo Variation

Chemo Variation Rightward-Turning Spiral done in Caron Simply Soft Party, medium:4, 3 oz/85g, 150m/160 yds, color Fuchsia Sparkle

Coriolis Hat, Chemo Variation

Based on a designed by Beverly Barton

Note: The original pattern was written and designed by Beverly Barton, and results in a hat with a leftward-turning spiral. I’ve transposed it to result in a hat with a rightward-turning spiral and modified it to use kfb’s instead of yo’s for those who don’t want “nekkid scalps” to show through the eyelets in the hat.  I’ve also included the original pattern with the leftward-turning spiral

Materials
Worsted (Medium:4) weight yarn approximately 150 yards
US size 8 (5.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle
US size 8 (5.0 mm) double pointed needles
Row marker
Stitch markers (12).

Cast on 84 stitches loosely, place marker, join to work in round.
Rows 1-8: *k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: *kfb, k4, k2tog, pm, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 11: Knit.
Row 12: *kfb, k4, k2tog, sm, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 13: Knit.
Repeat rows 12-13 until hat measures 7-1/2 inches from the beginning

Decrease:
Row 1: *Kfb, k3, k3tog repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: *Kfb, k2, k3tog repeat from * to end of row. (60 stitches)
Row 4: knit.
Row 5: *Kfb, k1, k3tog repeat from * to end of row. (48 stitches)
Row 6: knit.
Row 7: *Kfb, k3tog repeat from * to end of row. (36 stitches)
Row 8: knit.
Row 9: *K1, k2tog* repeat from * to end of row. (24 stitches)
Row 10: knit
Row 11: *k2tog, k2tog repeat from * to end of row (12 stitches)
Row 12: knit
Row 13: *k2tog, k2tog repeat from * to end of row (6 stitches)
Break yarn, leaving 6-inch tail. Thread tail through tapestry needles then through the live stitches to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

Original Coriolis Hat, Chemo Variation

Original pattern as written by Beverly Barton, which results in a hat with a leftward turning spiral, again, modified to have kfb’s instead of the eyelet producing yo’s.

Cast on 84 stitches loosely, place marker, join to work in round. (98 on a US8 (4.0mm)
Rows 1-8: k1, p1* repeat from * to end of row.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: *ssk, k4, kfb, pm, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 11: Knit.
Row 12: *ssk, k4, kfb, sm, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 13: Knit.
Repeat rows 12-13 until hat measures 7-1/2 inches from the beginning

Decrease:
Row 1: *sssk, k3, kfb, repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: *sssk, k2, kfb, repeat from * to end of row. (60 stitches)
Row 4: knit.
Row 5: *sssk, k1, kfb, repeat from * to end of row. (48 stitches)
Row 6: knit.
Row 7: *sssk, kfb, repeat from * to end of row. (36 stitches)
Row 8: knit.
Row 9: *ssk, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (24 stitches)
Row 10: knit
Row 11: *ssk, ssk, repeat from * to end of row (12 stitches)
Row 12: knit
Row 13: *ssk, ssk, repeat from * to end of row (6 stitches)
Break yarn, leaving 6-inch tail. Thread tail through tapestry needles then through the live stitches to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations:
pm – place marker
sm – slip marker.
ssk – slip 2 stitches as if to knit to the right-hand needle. Insert the left needle through the front of the stitch and knit the two stitches together through the back of the stitch using the right-hand needle. (left leaning decrease)
sssk – slip 3 stitches as if to knit to the right-hand needle. Insert the left needle through the front of the stitch and knit the two stitches together through the back of the stitch using the right-hand needle. (left leaning double decrease).

Coriolis Hat.

Rightward-turning Spiral done in Patons Metallic yarn, medium:4, 85g /3 oz, 230 m/252 yd, color Blue Steel

Coriolis Hat

Based on a design by Beverly Barton

Note: The original pattern was written and designed by Ravelry expert knitter Beverly Barton, and results in a hat with a leftward-turning spiral. I’ve transposed it to result in a hat with a rightward-turning spiral.

Materials
Worsted (Medium:4) weight yarn approximately 150 yards
US size 8 (5.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle
US size 8 (5.0 mm) double pointed needles
Row marker
Stitch markers (12).

Cast on 84 stitches loosely, place marker, join to work in round.
Rows 1-9: *k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 10: *k1, yo, k4, k2tog, pm, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 11: Knit.
Row 12: *k1, yo, k4, k2tog, sm, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 13: Knit.
Repeat rows 12-13 until hat measures 7-1/2 inches from the beginning

Decrease:
Row 1: *K1, yo, k3, k3tog, repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: *K1, yo, k2, k3tog, repeat from * to end of row. (60 stitches)
Row 4: knit.
Row 5: *K1, yo, k1, k3tog, repeat from * to end of row. (48 stitches)
Row 6: knit.
Row 7: *K1, yo, k3tog, repeat from * to end of row. (36 stitches)
Row 8: knit.
Row 9: *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. (24 stitches)
Row 10: knit
Row 11: *k2tog, 2ktog, repeat from * to end of row (12 stitches)
Row 12: knit
Row 13: *k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row (6 stitches)
Break yarn, leaving 6-inch tail. Thread tail through tapestry needles then through the live stitches to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

Original Coriolis Hat

Original pattern as written by Beverly Barton, which results in a hat with a leftward turning spiral.

Materials:
~150 yds worsted weight yarn
US size 7 (4.5 mm) 16-inch circular needles
US size 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles
stitch markers

Cast on 84 stitches loosely, place marker, join to work in round. (98 on a US8 (4.0mm)
Rows 1-9: *k1, p1,* repeat from * to end of row.
Row 10: *ssk, k4, yo, k1, pm*, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 11: Knit.
Row 12: *ssk, k4, yo, k1, sm*, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 13: Knit.
Repeat rows 12-13 until hat measures 7-1/2 inches from the beginning

Decrease:
Row 1: *sssk, k3, yo, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: *sssk, k2, yo, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (60 stitches)
Row 4: knit.
Row 5: *sssk, k1, yo, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (48 stitches)
Row 6: knit.
Row 7: *sssk, yo, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (36 stitches)
Row 8: knit.
Row 9: *ssk, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (24 stitches)
Row 10: knit
Row 11: *ssk, ssk, repeat from * to end of row (12 stitches)
Row 12: knit
Row 13: *ssk, ssk, repeat from * to end of row (6 stitches)
Break yarn, leaving 6-inch tail. Thread tail through tapestry needles then through the live stitches to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations:
pm – place marker
sm – slip marker.
ssk – slip 2 stitches as if to knit to the right-hand needle. Insert the left needle through the front of the stitch and knit the two stitches together through the back of the stitch using the right-hand needle. (left leaning decrease)
sssk – slip 3 stitches as if to knit to the right-hand needle. Insert the left needle through the front of the stitch and knit the two stitches together through the back of the stitch using the right-hand needle. (left leaning double decrease).