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).

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