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Make This Fun Swirled Knitted Ski Cap
This lovely and fun swirled knitted ski cap will not only keep you warm but also put a smile on your face.
The body of the hat is worked in the flat from one side to another. While working the vertical stripe pattern, you increase at one end and decrease at the other.
This knitting technique gives the hat a parallelogram shape. The stripes will then naturally swirl around the hat when it is sewn together.
The knitting pattern for this unique hat is written with instructions for how knit it in two different sizes; one child size and one adult size.
This fun knitted cap with swirls is designed by Caps for Kids and it has been published on the Craft Yarn Council website
You can access the FREE knitting pattern for this amazing swirled ski cap by clicking here: Swirled Ski Cap Pattern.
Featured image: Scsteinberg & knittingbird
Thank you for the free pattern. Now if I can only download it. Love this pattern.
wondering if you used 8US or 8mm knitting needles
Hi Angie – It is US size 8.
Cld yu tell me what 4ply worsted weight yarn is pls x is it diff from usual 4ply?
Worsted weight is a medium weight yarn. Please see below information. I hope this is helpful.
Worsted (US) is slightly thinner than aran (UK). Both are approximately equal to 10ply (AU/NZ).
All the best,
Could I use a circular needle?
What yarn did you use for the pink and green cap?
Have knitted the body but think I used 8mm needles, what is 8us equal to in mm. Also how do you sew it together.
Thank you for contacting The Knitting Space.
US 8 is equal to 5 mm. Sew the seam as instructed in the pattern using the mattress stitch. Here’s a tutorial on the mattress stitch: https://theknittingspace.com/mattress-stitch-tutorial/
Hope this helps. Happy knitting!
I have made several of these. I used the straight needles for the body of the hat and a circular needle in a smaller size for the ribbing. A great way to use the single skeins in your yarn stash.
Is it just me that is strugg;ong to get 30 stitches to fit a babies bed??
Has anyone found a way to avoid the ‘dashes’ when you change color and have two purl rows? I’ve spent hours trying to find a way and cannot succeed.
When doing a colour change always do a knit row then continue in rib. Hope this helps.
I just can’t figure out how to match and see the seams together after knitting!