Pulmonata is a funy name for a hat, but less so when you know that this is the informal name for a classification group for snails. The spiraling knits and purls in this hat remind me of the shell of many land snails. So, it seemed that the perfect name for this spiraling hat would be one that reflected its resemblance to a snail shell. Acheived through a simple shifting of the knits and purls, you’ll be delighted with the look of this reversible hat whether you make it beanie leangth or slouchy.
This pattern is meant for adventurous novice knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between.
Please read the entire pattern before beginning.
Yarn: 1 Skein Teresa Ruch Tencel 3/2, 100% Tencel, 312 yards, Red
Needle: US 3 (3.75 mm) ChiaoGoo Circular needles or needles to obtain gauge
Gauge: 6.6 stitches per inch (spi) and 8 rows per inch (rpi) OR 26.5 stitches & 24 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette on US 10’s (unblocked)
Size: 19, 21, 23 inches around, 7 to 9 inches long
To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the circumference of the hat as needed. Alter the width as desired.