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With it's sideways brim and integrated earflaps, Swinton is a classic helmet style Hat redesigned for hand-dyed yarns.

Available as a single pattern or as part of the Painted Woolly Toppers for Kids collection.

77 [107, 148, 182] yd/70 [98, 135, 166] m
46yd/42m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St.
DK weight, plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Set 3.25mm/UK10/US3 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
3.5mm crochet hook
Approx 1yd/1m waste yarn
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Countess Ablaze The English Gentleman DK [263yd/240m per 100g; 50% Bluefaced Leicester, 50% Masham]

Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head

24 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over St.St.
24 sts x 48 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over Garter St.

To fit size: 16 [18.5, 21, 23] in/40.75 [47, 53.25, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 14 [16, 18, 20] in/35.5 [40.75, 45.75, 50.75] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, grafting

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Crochet Provisional Cast-on and Garter Stitch Kitchener


Published September 2016

PDF file size: 1.7MB

Product code: WW278KSwinton

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Clare Devine