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As a college student, Michelle hardly has time to knit, let alone design patterns. Still, when an idea hits her and she just can't seem to find a pattern out in the great big knitting world, she ...

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Swirch Hat

from College Knitting
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Swirch Hat
Swirch Hat
Swirch Hat
Swirch Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit/purl
  • cable
  • follow charted or written instructions
  • work in the round

Pattern Description:

The Swirch Hat is a cabled, slouchy hat made in four sizes: child, teen, adult small, and adult large. The extra slouch gives Swirch a unique look, making it perfect for the hipster in your life. The swirly cable, matched with the adult large size, make it a great gift for the hard to shop for males in your life, and the smaller sizes make simple, stylish accessories for everyone! Coupled with Swish DK, this pattern isn't just a stylish accessory; it's lighter and easy to care for fabric is perfect for heavy use in transitional fall weather. Sample is made with 2" of positive ease. The pattern includes a choice of charted or written instructions.


28 sts/ 36 rows= 4"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • child (teen, adult small, adult large)= to fit 17" (19", 21", 23")


  • US4 (3.5 mm) circular needle
  • US 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • cable needle
  • yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

246 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Swish DK

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