Knitting pattern ~ spiraling hat

20130925 (2) (Large)

I knit a hat like this before, but that time I didn’t take notes. Since someone on ravelry asked me how I made it, I did this time. It looks a lot harder than it is though. You basically just keep shifting one stitch, because you cast on one less then you would need for a rib. But here it is, all worked out one round at a time…

 

Spiraling hat

20130925 (1) (Large)
CO 83 stitches, join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.
Use a stitchmarker to mark the beginning of the needle (round)
1: K7, P7 , repeat, eind with P6
2: P1, *K7, P7, repeat from *, end with P5
3: P2, *K7, P7, repeat from *, end with P4
4: P3, *K7, P7, repeat from *, end with P3
5: P4, *K7, P7, repeat from *, end with P2
6: P5, *K7, P7, repeat from *, end with P1
7: P6, *K7, P7, repeat from *, end with K7
8: P7, K7, herhaal, end with K6
9: K1, *P7, K7, repeat from *, end with K5
10: K2, *P7, K7, repeat from *, end with K4
11: K3, *P7, K7, repeat from *, end with K3
12: K4, *P7, K7, repeat from *, end with K2
13: K5, *P7, K7, repeat from *, end with K1
14: K6, *P7, K7, repeat from *, end with P7
15 - 56: Repeat these 14 rounds 3 times (4 times total)

Start decreasing, change to double pointed needles when needed, but keep in mind that you need to shift stitches along the way.

57: K5, K2tog, P7, repeat, end with P6 (77 st left)
58: P1, *K6, P5, P2tog, repeat from *, end with P5 (72 st left)
59: P2tog, *K4, K2tog, P6, repeat from *, end with P4 (65 st left)
60: P2, *K5, P4, P2tog, repeat from *, end with P3 (60 st left)
61: P1, P2tog, *K3, K2tog, P5, repeat from *, end with P2 (53 st left)
62: P3, *K4, P3, P2tog, repeat from *, end with P1 (48 st left)
63: P2, P2tog, *K2, K2tog, P4, repeat from *, end with K2, K2tog (41 st left)
64: P4, *K3, P2, P2tog, repeat from *, end with K2 (36 st left)
65: K1, P2, P2tog, *K1, K2tog, P3, repeat from *, end with K1 (30 st left)
66: K2tog, P3, *K2, P1, P2tog, repeat from * (24 st left)
67: K2, P1, *P2tog, K2tog, repeat from *

At the end of this round there's only 1 stitch left, use this one and the next (so technically the first of round 680 to P2tog, followed with K2tog.
Thread yarn through remaining 12 stitches and weave in ends.

A printable pdf can be downloaded here