I decided on the Twirly Whirly Hat!
Sizes: Child/Small (Ladies, Mens) - Pictured size is the ladies size
60 (70, 80) metres of Worsted weight in Colour 1 (C1)
5.5 mm 40cm circular
5.5 mm DPN’s
CO 84 (96, 108) stitches using the circular needle.
Work 8 rounds of k2, p2 rib in C1
Using C1, k2tog, k5.
Join in C2, k6
[k6 in C1, k6 in C2] repeat until work measures approximately 10 (15, 20) cms ensuring that the round you finishes on brings the marker back between the final stitch of a C2 stripe and the first stitch of a C1 stripe. You can choose to strand the colours (as I have done and yarn amounts allow for this) or you could work from bobbins if you wished although it would drive me nuts. Actually scrap all that. Trust me and strand.
Decrease Rounds (at some point you will need to switch to DPNs)
Round 1: [k10 (6 stitches C1, 4 stitches C2), k2 tog with C2] repeat 6 (7,8) times, knit 6 with C1, k5 C2
Round 2: [k4, k2 tog with C1, k5 with C2] repeat for entire round.
Round 3: [k8 (5 stitches C1, 3 stitches C2), k2 tog with C2] repeat for entire round
Round 4: [k3, k2 tog with C1, k4 with C2] repeat for entire round.
Round 5: [k6 (4 stitches C1, 2 stitches C2), k2 tog with C2] repeat for entire round
Round 6: [k2, k2 tog with C1, k3 with C2] repeat for entire round.
Round 7: [k4 (3 stitches C1, 1 stitch C2), k2 tog with C2] repeat for entire round
Round 8: [k1, k2 tog with C1, k2 with C2] repeat for entire round.
Round 9: [k2 stitches C1, k2 tog with C2] repeat for entire round
Round 10: [k2 tog with C1, k1 with C2] repeat for entire round.
Round 11: k2tog all around with C1
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