Thursday, July 30, 2015

Spiral Hats

Some time ago I saw a TV program with a charming knitter showing how she made hand knit spiral hats.  I thought I bet this could be done on a knitting machine.  So I got out my trusty LK 150 mid-gauge and played around with it.

Because there was a lot of turning of the fabric I chose my garter bar to make things easier.  That said, one could easily do the same with a circular needle or waste yarn. 

Here are a couple of hats I made when practicing the pattern
 Here is one by a fellow machine knitter (Roz Porter) made along with a matching scarf - So pretty.
I can't remember who made this one but isn't it pretty - Love the top
A new knitting buddy, Taina from California, tried out my pattern and look how cute this one turned out.  Way to go Taina.  You can see more of her work on Ravelry under the name of honbun
If you would like to give this little hat a try here is the pattern I came up with  Spiral Hat Pattern