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Crochet Hat with Embossed Swirl design


I love crochet/knitted hats. They keep your head and ears warm, and add the perfect finishing touch to my winter look. This hat caught my eye, due to the particularly nice swirl design which is suitable for men, women and children. The hat has no seam, as it worked in the round from a centre ring, much like a motif.


The instructions for the basic hat are shown on the video below. The tutorial is in Spanish, but it is very easy to follow.

The video instructions show the design, worked using multiples of 8 double crochets that equal 32 double crochets for a child’s hat, and 96 double crochets for an adult’s hat. The pattern consists of 3 fpdc and 5 bpdc repeated.


I worked my hat using multiples of 10 double crochets, that equal 120 double crochets, because I required a larger hat and I also wanted more pronounced swirls. My pattern consists of 4fpdc and 6bpdc repeated.


I worked a knitted rib on four double pointed needles for my hat as I did not want the crochet rib. The crochet rib looked very nice, but I found the lack of elasticity unacceptable. I am very happy with my finished hat which is very warm looks really nice.

To make my hat:

Yarn Type: DK Acrylic yarn 150grms

Needle Type: UK size no.8 (4.00mm) crochet hook. UK size no. 8 (4.00mm) set of 4 double pointed knitting needles


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Posted by on February 5, 2017 in crochet, Hat, Hood, Knitting, Uncategorized


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Knitted Cowl Neck Scarf-Hood-Hat


More commonly referred to as just a “Cowl”, the Cowl neck scarf is a functional, elegant, and versatile accessory that works with different looks and changing weather. It is a cross between a scarf and a hood and is very simple to make. Ready-made Cowls come in various sizes; making your own allows you to choose the size most appropriate for your needs. It is worn draped around the neck like a scarf, or pulled up over the hair and lower face to resemble a hood.

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When worn as a hood it provides warmth for the neck, ears and top of the head and protection from rain or snow.


To make my Cowl:

Yarn type: DK Acrylic variegated yarn dappled with muted shades of green, peach and beige, left over from previous projects.

Needles: UK size no. 8 (4.00mm) circular knitting needles.

Method: Cast on 240 stitches and work knit 2, purl 2 ribbing until the fabric measured 30 inches; this provides just the right amount of drape for my height. If you are quite tall or require a more bulky look, simply increase the number of rows knitted.

Then fold the fabric back onto itself to form a giant cuff and pick up and knit the stitches from the cast on edge together with the corresponding stitches on the needle and cast off in rib.



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Posted by on February 9, 2014 in Cowl, Hat, Hood, Knitting, Scarf


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