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Twisted Turban Hat Knitting Pattern

twisted turban knit hat pattern

twisted turban knit hat pattern

Knitting materials and tools:

<> Double-pointed knitting needles 5.5 mm (US 9/UK 5). Use 6 mm for the bigger size.

<> Patons, Inspired –75% acrylic, 25% – wool. 150 grams -203 m per skein.

<> Weight Category – 5. Quantity – 70 grams.

<> Yarn needle, stitch marker.

Knit turban hat size:

Head circumference: Teen/Adult: 52-55 cm (21-22”)

Gauge: 12-13 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch knitwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

M1L – make one left increase: pick up bar bringing left hand needle from the front to the back, then knit the bar through the back loop.

k2tog – knit two together

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

yo – yarn over

p – purl

twisted turban knit hat on mannequin - side view

Twisted turban hat knitting pattern:

Using long tail method cast on 21 stitches.

Row 1: sel s, *p1, k1 – repeat from * till the end, p1, sel s.

Row 2 (RS): * insert the right-hand needle between 1st and 2nd stitch, yo and draw up a loop, k1, p1 – repeat from * till the end, insert the right-hand needle between 1st and 2nd stitch, yo and draw up a loop, k1, sel s. (31 stitches)

Row 3: *p2, k1 – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 4 (RS): *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p1   – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

Row 7: sel s, *p2, k1, M1L – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 8: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p2 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 9: sel s, *p2, k1, M1L, k1 – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

knit twisted turban hat

Row 10: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p3 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 11: sel s, *p2, k3 – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 12: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p3 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 13: sel s, *p2, k3, M1L – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 14: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p4 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 15: sel s, *p2, k4 – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Repeat Rows 14 and 15 until the piece reaches 16-17 cm. Finish knitting with Row 14.

Making decreases for knit turban hat:

Row 1 (WS): sel s, *p2, k1, k2tog, k1 – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p3 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 3: sel s, *p2, k3 – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Row 5 (WS): sel s, *p2, k1, k2tog – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

twisted knit turban hat on mannequin - front view

Row 6: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p2 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 7: sel s, *p2, k2 – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 8: Repeat Row 6

Row 9 (WS): sel s, *p2, k2tog – repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 10: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p1 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 11: Bind off 15 stitches. Sel s, *p2, k1- repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 12: sel s, *knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, p1 – repeat from * till the end, knit the 2nd knit stitch and leave it on the left-hand needle, then knit the 1st stitch and drop both stitches of the needle, sel s.

Row 13: Sel s, *p2, k1- repeat from * till the end, p2, sel s.

Repeat Rows 12 and 13 until the narrow part reaches 50 cm.

After, divide the narrow part in half and place a stitch marker. Fold turban hat as shown in the video and join open stitches to the stitches that you bound off before. Cut the yarn leaving a 25 cm tail. Use any joining method or check the video tutorial on how to assemble a full turban.

Weave in ends.

knit turban hat - crown view

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