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TuTu Spiral Hat with Merino 5
Crystal Palace Yarns
Designed by Laura Andersson for Crystal Palace Yarns

Level: Advanced Beginner-Intermediate

Introduction: TuTu is an exciting self-ruffling yarn. Knit along with Merino-5, it's highly versatile for fun & creative knitting projects The hat shown here is worked in a gradual spiral (using the TuTu for only part of each round), making a uniquely fun design.


Abbreviations: bor: beginning of round; CO: cast on; dec: decrease; K: knit; K2tog: knit 2 sts together; P: purl; rem: remain(ing); Psso: pass slip st over; rep: repeat; st(s): stitch(es); St st: stockinette st, knit every round; rnd: round; SSK, slip two stitches from left to right needle, one-at-a-time. Insert tip of left needle into these two sts and knit them (Dec of 1); SKP, slip one st from left to rt needle, K next st, pass SL-st over the K st (dec of 1). LT: knit 2 sts together but do not remove from left needle; knit the first st and move both to right needle; WS: wrong side.

Materials
Needles:
#8 US Crystal Palace short bamboo circs & #6 Crystal Palace dpn
Gauge: 5.0 sts/inch with Merino 5 in St St
Yarn:
1 ball Crystal Palace TuTu, color #112 bougainvillea [CC]
1 ball Crystal Palace Merino 5 color #1012 crimson [MC]

Size: adult woman

Designer Notes:
1. Please be sure to see hints for handling TuTu on the Crystal Palace website http://straw.com/cpy/wisdom/TuTu-instructions.html  
2. The TuTu CC is always knit along with the Merino-5 MC (this is written as CC+MC).


Cast On: With #8 short circ and MC, cast on 104 sts.
Join, being careful not to twist. Place marker to indicate BOR.
Hem:
with MC only, K1 rnd, P1 rnd, K1 rnd
Join TuTu, following the CPY TuTu instructions (to tuck the end).
K1 rnd with CC-TuTu + MC-Merino5

Begin spiral pattern:
Rnd 1: K12 with CC+MC; drop CC & work to end with MC only as K2, P2 rib.
Rnd 2: With MC only, work across the first 10 sts in K2, P2 rib.
Pick up CC and work 12 sts CC+MC.
Drop CC & work to end in rib as established with MC only.
Note that this method SHIFTS the CC+MC section over with each round.
Rnd 3: With MC only, work K2, P2 rib across to the last 2 stitches of the CC+MC region,
Pick up CC & work 12 sts with both CC & MC; Drop CC and work with MC only as established in K2, P2 rib to end of rnd.
Repeat Rnd 3 until hat is ~5.5 in from cast on edge.

Crown Shaping
Designer's notes:
1. Continue working the CC+MC spiral as you shape the crown. The decreases occur in the MC-only ribbed section, but NOT in the 12-st section of CC+MC.
2. Switch to dpn as needed (the smaller size dpn enhance neatness in the crown with no effect upon sizing).
Dec Rnd 1: *(K2, P2tog) around (do not decrease in the 12-st CC+MC section). Work 2 rnds of *(K2, P1) while continuing the 12-st CC+MC spiral pattern.
Dec Rnd 2:
*(K2tog, P1) around, continuing the 12-st CC+MC section. Work 2 rnds of *(K1, P1) while continuing the
12-st CC+MC spiral pattern.
Dec Rnd 3:
*(K2tog) around, continuing the 12-st CC+MC section. K 1 rnd.
Dec Rnd 4:
*(K2tog) around, again continuing the 12-st CC+MC section.
When only ~12 sts remain, *K2tog around, this time INCLUDING the 12-st CC+MC section.
Following the guidelines at CPY TuTu instructions cut the CC, and tuck in the end.
Knit 1 rnd with MC only and then cut MC, leaving an ~8 in end.

Finishing:
With a crochet hook or tapestry needle, draw yarn through sts to work in ends. Work all ends in on reverse side so they don't' show. A crochet hook does this very rapidly.

Laura is the editor (and author-designer) of 50 Socks- 50 states and More [a ~58-pattern, 23-designer CD just released on both PC and MAC],
from Sirius Knitting Publications (www.siriusknitting.com) & can be reached at drlauraASirius@gmail.com or Siriusknitting@gmail.com

2011 Copyright 2009 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. & Dr. Laura Andersson.
This pattern is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission.
Please do not post it on the Web nor on blogs or mailing lists.

Crystal Palace Yarns  160 23rd St, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809
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copyright 2011 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this free knitting pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format or elsewhere on the Web without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns TuTu & Merino 5 are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.