Approx. 3 oz. main color
small amount of contrasting color for snowflakes
size 8 circular needle or size to maintain gauge
Gauge is 4 sts to 1" or 6 rows to 1" For those of you who knit tighter you can have a gauge of 5 stitches to 1" and
cast on 100 stitches instead of 80. You will have 5 repeats instead of 4 for the adult size.
Cast on (60 child's ) , 80 adult (100 for tight knitters
adult size), place marker and join , being careful not to twist stitches.
Ribbing: K2, P2 around for 2"
You can also have a roll brim by Knitting 10 rows then Purl 2 rows.
Pattern: Knit two rows even in contrasting color then, begin chart below. The x's are knit in main color
and the open squares are contasting color. Complete the chart, Knit 2 rows in contrasting color and fasten off
contrasting color. Knit piece even in main color until it measures 7" .(6"), (7")
Row 1: Knit 6 reg. adult size (4 for childs, 8 for
tighter knitter adult size) , K 2 together
Even Rows: K
Row 3: Knit 5 (3, 7), K2 tog
Row 5: Knit 4, (2, 6), K 2 tog
Row 7: Knit 3, (1, 5), K 2 tog
Continue decreasing in the above manner until you have K 1 ,K 2 tog
Next row: K 2 tog
Because you are knitting in the round the design on row 7 of the actual snowflake pattern (center row) will
come out wrong. To correct this use the "jogless jog" or go back to it after finishing the hat and repair the color of the
stitch that is off with duplicate stitch.
Knit row even, repeat until only 5 stitches remain. Finish off hat by knitting an I-cord loop (directions on Checkered
Band hat page) or a several braids in both colors at the top. You may add a pom-pom if desired.