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Snowflake Hat From Knitting Block by Block

Snowflake Hat From Knitting Block by Block

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No one forgets the sweet victory of completing their first knitted block, but most of us quickly move on to more complex constructions, only making swatches for guage. In this comprehensive volume, celebrated designer and innovator Nicky Epstein reimagines the humble block with 150 new patterns and masterfully demonstrates how to mix, match, and easily combine them into stunning one-of-a-kind garments and accessories.
No one forgets the sweet victory of completing their first knitted block, but most of us quickly move on to more complex constructions, only making swatches for guage. In this comprehensive volume, celebrated designer and innovator Nicky Epstein reimagines the humble block with 150 new patterns and masterfully demonstrates how to mix, match, and easily combine them into stunning one-of-a-kind garments and accessories.

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Materials
• Cascade Pastaza (50%llama/50% wool), eachapproximately 132 yards(121m) and 3.5oz (100g)• 1 skein #309 Red (MC)• 1 skein #064 Gray (CC)• Size U.S. 8 (5mm) straightneedles for Small/Medium;size U.S. 9 (5.5mm) forLarge size• Size U.S. 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles for Small/Medium; size U.S. 8 (5mm)for Large size• Size G/6 (4.25mm) crochethook• Polyl stung
gauge
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4"(10cm) in Fair Isle pattern onsize U.S. 8 (5mm) needles18 stitches and 18 rows = 4"(10cm) in Fair Isle pattern onsize U.S. 9 (5mm) needles
Take Time To ceck gauge.
sNOWFlaKe BlOCK(MaKe 2)
With size U.S. 8 (9)/ 5 (5.5mm) straight needles, maketwo Snowake blocks.With MC, cast on 33 stitches.Work Snowake chart inSt st intarsia.Bind o with MC.
FraMe
With the right side facing,using double-pointedneedles and MC, beginningat the top right, *pick up andk1 st in the corner, pm, pickup and k35 stitches alongone side of the block; repeatfrom * 3 times (144 stitches).Pm and join to work in theround.
Rnd 1
With MC, *k1 (cornerst), inc 1 in the next st, k to1 st before the next marker,inc 1 in this st; repeat from *around (8 stitches increased).
Rnd 2
With CC, knit.
Rnds 3
and
4
With CC, repeatrnd 1 (168 stitches afterrnd 4).
Rnd 4
With MC, repeat rnd 2.
Rnd 5
With MC, repeat rnd 1(176 stitches).
Rnd 6
With CC, knit.
Rnd 7
With CC, repeat rnd 1(184 stitches).Bind o with CC.
FiNishiNg
With CC and a crochet hook,work a row of slip st aroundthe side and top edges leav-ing bottom edge open.
COrd ties
With CC and double-pointedneedles, cast on 4 stitches.Work in I-cord for 4" (10cm).Change to MC and work inI-cord for 18" (45.5cm) more.Bind o.Make 3 knots at the MC end of each cord.Sew the CC end of each cord to the center ofeach block.
*FoR i-coRD:
Knit, do not turn. Slide thestitches back to the beginning of the needle.Repeat these steps until you have a shortlength of knitting, pulling down on the cordand the gap at the back will close. Repeat untilthe cord is the length desired. Thread the yarnthrough the stitches and pull rmly.
NoTeTh ntrs f th bls fr th sdsf th ht.T th tp rnrs f th ht tthr.
tOp Ball
With MC, cast on 8 stitches leaving a long tailfor seaming.
Rw 1
(rs) Kf&b of every st (16 stitches).
Rw 2 nd ll WS rws
Purl.
Rws 3, 5, 7 nd 9
Knit.
Rw 11
*K2tog; repeat from *to end (8 stitches).Pass all the stitches, one at a time, over therst st. Fasten o. Thread the cast-on tailthrough the cast-on stitches, gather andsecure. Stu with polyl, sew the side seamand attach the ball to the top of the hat.
sNowflAKE sPlENdor hAt
This simple style can be the basis for a lot of beautiful block hats. Here, the seam is in the front,but wearing the seams on the side of the hat would also work.
sizes
Adult size Small/Medium (Large)
KNitted MeasureMeNt
Block Dimensions Approximately 9.5" (10.125") (24 [26] cm)Hat Dimensions Approximately 20" (51cm) (21" [53.5cm]) diameter
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5101520253033
-White (MC)Light Gray (CC)Stitch Key
 
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KNITTING BLOCK BY BLOCK 
by Nicky Epstein available wherever books are sold.

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