sNowflAKE sPlENdor hAt

ThissNowflAKE
simple style can be the basis for a lot of beautiful
block hats. Here, the seam ishAt
in the front,
sPlENdor
but wearing the seams on the side of the hat would also work.

Bind off.
Make 3 knots at the MC end of each cord.
Bind the
off. CC end of each cord to the center of
Sew
Makeblock.
3 knots at the MC end of each cord.
each
Sew the CC end of each cord to the center of
each i-coRD:
block. Knit, do not turn. Slide the
*FoR

This simple style can be the basis for a lot of beautiful block hats. Here, the seam is in the front,

sizes
but wearing the seams on the sideKNitted
of the hatMeasureMeNt
would also work.

Adult size Small/Medium (Large) Block Dimensions Approximately 9.5" (10.125") (24 [26] cm)
sizes
KNitted
MeasureMeNt
Hat
Dimensions
Approximately 20" (51cm) (21" [53.5cm]) diameter
Adult size Small/Medium (Large) Block Dimensions Approximately 9.5" (10.125") (24 [26] cm)
st before
next marker,
Materials
Take
Time
To
check
gauge. 20"1 (51cm)
Hat Dimensions Approximately
(21"the
[53.5cm])
diameter
inc 1 in this st; repeat from *
• Cascade Pastaza (50%
1
st
before
the
next
marker,
Materials
Take
Time
To
check
gauge.
around (8 stitches increased).
llama/50% wool), each
sNOWFlaKe BlOCK
inc 1 2inWith
this st;
• approximately
Cascade Pastaza132(50%
Rnd
CC,repeat
knit. from *
yards
(MaKe 2)
around
(8 stitches
llama/50%
wool),(100g)
each
sNOWFlaKe
Rnds
3 and
4 With increased).
CC, repeat
(121m)
and 3.5oz
With
size U.S. 8BlOCK
(9)/ 5 (5.5
Rnd12(168
Withstitches
CC, knit.after
yards
rnd
(MaKe
2) needles, make
• 1approximately
skein #309 Red132(MC)
mm)
straight
Rnds4).3 and 4 With CC, repeat
and 3.5oz
rnd
WithSnowflake
size U.S. 8 blocks.
(9)/ 5 (5.5
• 1(121m)
skein #064
Gray(100g)
(CC)
two
rnd 14(168
afterrnd 2.
1 skein
Red (MC)
Rnd
Withstitches
MC, repeat
mm)
straight
needles,
make
•• Size
U.S.#309
8 (5mm)
straight
With MC, cast on 33 stitches.
rnd 4).
• needles
1 skein #064
Gray (CC)
Rnd
5
With
MC,
repeat
rnd 1
two
Snowflake
blocks.
for Small/Medium;
Work Snowflake chart in
Rnd stitches).
4 With MC, repeat rnd 2.
• size
Size U.S.
U.S. 98 (5.5mm)
(5mm) straight
(176
With
MC, cast on 33 stitches.
for
St
st intarsia.
Rnd 65 With
With CC,
MC,knit.
repeat rnd 1
needles
Rnd
Workoff
Snowflake
Large
sizefor Small/Medium;
Bind
with MC.chart in
(176
stitches).
size
U.S.
9
(5.5mm)
for
Rnd
7
With
CC,
repeat
rnd 1
St
st
intarsia.
• Size U.S. 7 (4.5mm) doubleRnd stitches).
6 With CC, knit.
Large sizeneedles for Small/
(184
Bind
off
with
MC.
pointed
FraMe
Rnd 7offWith
• Medium;
Size U.S. 7size
(4.5mm)
doubleBind
withCC,CC.repeat rnd 1
U.S. 8 (5mm)
With the right side facing,
(184 stitches).
pointed
needles
for
Small/
for Large size
FiNishiNg
FraMe
using double-pointed
Bind off
withaCC.
Medium;
size U.S. 8crochet
(5mm)
• Size
G/6 (4.25mm)
With
CC and
crochet hook,
With theand
rightMC,side
facing,
needles
beginning
for
Large
size
FiNishiNg
hook
work a row of slip st around
using
double-pointed
at
the
top
right,
*pick
up
and
Size G/6stuffing
(4.25mm) crochet
Withside
CC and
crochet
•• Polyfil
the
and atop
edgeshook,
leavneedles
andcorner,
MC, beginning
nicky-snowflake k1
12st in the
pm, pick
hook
work
a
row
of
slip
st around
revision 2
ing
bottom
edge
open.
at the
top
right,
*pickalong
up and
up
and
k35
stitches
• Polyfil stuffing nicky-snowflakek112st in the corner, pm, pick
the side and top edges leavgauge
one side of the block; repeat
revision 2
ing bottom
up
and
k35
stitches
along
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4"
COrd
ties edge open.
from * 3 times (144 stitches).
gaugein Fair Isle pattern on
oneand
sidejoin
of the
block;inrepeat
(10cm)
With CC and double-pointed
Pm
to work
the
20 stitches
and 20needles
rows = 4"
COrd ties
from * 3 times (144 stitches).
size
U.S. 8 (5mm)
needles,
cast on 4 stitches.
round.
in Fair
pattern
With CC
and double-pointed
Pm and join to work in the
18(10cm)
stitches
andIsle
18 rows
= 4"on
Work
in I-cord
for 4" (10cm).
size U.S.in8Fair
(5mm)
needleson
needles,tocast
stitches.
round.
(10cm)
Isle pattern
Change
MCon
and4 work
in
Rnd
1 With MC, *k1 (corner
18 stitches
and 18 rows
= 4"
Work inforI-cord
for 4" (10cm).
size
U.S. 9 (5mm)
needles
I-cord
18" (45.5cm)
more.
st), inc 1 in the next st, k to
(10cm) in Fair Isle pattern on
Change to MC and work in
Rnd 1 With MC, *k1 (corner
size U.S. 9 (5mm) needles
I-cord for 18" (45.5cm) more.
st), inc 1 in the next st, k to

stitches back to the beginning of the needle.
*FoR i-coRD:
notyou
turn.have
Slidea short
the
Repeat
these Knit,
stepsdo
until
stitchesofback
to thepulling
beginning
length
knitting,
downofonthetheneedle.
cord
Repeat
until will
youclose.
have aRepeat
short until
and
thethese
gap atsteps
the back
length
pulling
downThread
on thethecord
the
cordofisknitting,
the length
desired.
yarn
and the gap
at the back
through
the stitches
and will
pullclose.
firmly.Repeat until
the cord is the length desired. Thread the yarn
through
stitches
andblocks
pull firmly.
nicky-snowflake
12
NoTe
Thethe
centers
of the
form the sides
revision 2

of the hat.
NoTe The centers of the blocks form the sides
of the hat.

nicky-snowflake 12
revision 2

Tack the top corners of the hat together.
Tack the top corners of the hat together.

tOp Ball

With MC, cast on 8 stitches leaving a long tail
tOpseaming.
Ball
for
With1MC,
stitches
leaving
a long tail
Row
(rs)cast
Kf&bonof8every
st (16
stitches).
for seaming.
Row
2 and all WS rows Purl.
Row 13,(rs)5, Kf&b
Rows
7 andof9 every
Knit. st (16 stitches).
Row 112 and
all WS
rowsfrom
Purl.*to end (8 stitches).
Row
*K2tog;
repeat
Rows 3, 5, 7 and 9 Knit.
Row all
11 *K2tog;
repeatone
from
endover
(8 stitches).
Pass
the stitches,
at a*totime,
the
first st. Fasten off. Thread the cast-on tail
Pass all the
one at a gather
time, over
through
thestitches,
cast-on stitches,
andthe
first st. Fasten
off. polyfil,
Threadsew
the cast-on
secure.
Stuff with
the sidetail
seam
through
thethe
cast-on
and
and
attach
ball tostitches,
the top gather
of the hat.
secure. Stuff with polyfil, sew the side seam
and attach the ball to the top of the hat.
33

Stitch Key

30
33

StitchLight
Key Gray (CC)

30
25

White (MC)

White (MC)
Light Gray (CC)

25
20

20
15

15
10

510

5

33

Stitch Key

30
33

White (MC)
Stitch Key
Light Gray (CC)
White (MC)

30
25
25
20

Light Gray (CC)

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