Saturday, February 2, 2008

snowflower hat pattern

snowflower hats


Happy Groundhog Day! Whether or not the lovable marmot (woodchuck, land beaver, whistlepig) saw his shadow or not, the calendar says that there are six more weeks of winter. Plenty of time to knit a warm, cozy hat.

This hat is based on Amy King's Fake Isle Hat, but I've modified it to use a classic fair isle snowflake pattern. Or is it a flower? A snowflaker? A snowflower!

The crown pattern and overall gauge have been modified a bit as well.


Snowflower Hat

Do not reproduce this pattern elsewhere. This pattern is for personal use only. In other words, don't try to make money off of it.

Materials
Size US 7 circular needle (16 inches)
Size US 7 set of double pointed needles
Main color (MC), worsted weight yarn
Contrast color (CC), worsted weight yarn
Stitch marker
Yarn needle, for weaving in ends

Pattern
With MC and circular needles, cast on 98 stitches. Place marker and join round.

Rounds 1-6: *k4, p3; repeat from *
Rounds 7 & 8: k all sts
Rounds 9 & 10: Switch to CC and k all sts
Rounds 11 & 12: Switch to MC and k all sts

Rounds 13-26: Using MC and CC, knit the pattern from the following chart. Note: pattern begins at lower, right-hand corner. MC = white, CC = black

snowflower  chart


Rounds 27 & 28: k all sts with MC
Rounds 29 & 30: k all sts with CC
Rounds 31 & 32: k all sts with MC

Rounds 33-52: Using MC and CC, knit the pattern from the following chart. Note: pattern begins at lower, right-hand corner. MC = white, CC = black. Switch to double pointed needles when there are too few stitches on the circular to knit comfortably.

snowflower crown chart


Round 53: k all sts with CC

Cut yarn leaving a 12-inch tail. Thread tail through remaining sts, gather and fasten tightly. Weave in ends. Hat is approximately 20-inches around and 8.5-inches high, unstretched.

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Switch up the ribbing of the brim rounds to give a different look. For example, the grey hat used 5x2 ribbing to give it a slightly curled edge.

For the child-sized pink hat, using US size 5 needles, cast on in CC and then beginning with round 1, switch to MC and knit hat as instructed. Child-sized hat is approximately 17-inches around and 7-inches high, unstretched.

Pattern now available for download as a pdf file.

snowflower hat


More pictures at Flickr