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Swirl Hat


Probably our most popular project, the lovely Swirl Hat takes just one skein (apart from the pom pom) of Plump.  The pattern is so simple, but you do need to knit in the round.  It takes just an hour or so to knit up so perfect for gifts.

The orange hat shown is a sloppier style.  It uses the entire skein of yarn.  The beanie version uses less so you can get a pom pom out of the remainder.

You will need:
One skein of Plump (two if you want a pompom and do not want a ready made one)
10mm circular needles or DPNs
A PDF copy of the pattern which you can buy buy clicking the tab above.

If you'd like a contrast pom pom,  you can buy one here!

The hats shown are in (from top): marmalade (with raspberry ripple pom pom), earl grey (with cherry pie pom pom) and sugared almond (with fondant fancy)

Plump is a pretty standard superchunky (super bulky) weight and can be substituted as such.

Ballband Tension (gauge):

Using 10mm needles over stocking stitch: 10 sts to every 10cm

We have used it on many different needle sizes from 8mm to 20mm according to the structure and drape of fabric we want to produce. The larger the needle, the looser the fabric will be.

Plump Superchunky and Plump DK are made from the highest quality superfine merino and baby alpaca.  These really are special and luxurious fibres and should be treated carefully!  Having said that both yarns are suitable for delicate hand washing.  Use a specialist detergent and do not agitate or twist the fibres to retain the gorgeous softness and shape of your garment.

Because of the roving nature of our yarns (they are single ply, rather than tightly twisted), some shedding may occur.  The best way to deal with this is spray your finished garment with water and leave to dry flat, naturally before the first wearing.  This sets the fibres and should stop any problems.  If you want any further advice just drop us a line at

Using your yarn
All our yarn comes in skeins.  Before using you need to wind the skein into a ball or you will get into an awful tangled mess!  If you are not sure how to do this you can watch our video here!


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We will happily accept returns or exchanges within 28 days.  Please drop us a line at if you plan to send anything back so that we can deal with your request.  Please note that we can only accept unused yarn, still in the skein (ie not wound into a ball).  Further information is available at our terms and conditions.