This simple and beginner-friendly colourwork hat is worked from the brim to the crown. The easy colourwork motif throughout the hat is reminiscent of snowfall and the pattern in the crown resembles a snowflake. The brim is worked as a double brim for extra warmth and comfort. The hat is fitted but could also be worked as a slouchy beanie by simply adding length to the body of the hat.
Here's Annika, the designer of Schneeflöckchen, about her beautiful pattern:
"Since I can remember, I have always loved snow. There is something magical about the first snowfall of the season. To watch the snowflakes fall always brightens up my mood and brings me joy. I decided to name the pattern “Schneeflöckchen” which means “little snowflake” in German because I knit the first sample of this hat design for my daughter."
Annika Scheer, Rosemary & Pines Fiber Arts
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Schneeflöckchen - Hat
This was an easy pattern that worked up very quickly. The doubled brim achieved through a provisional cast on that is later joined with the working stitches after the ribbed brim is knit presents the only finicky part, but should not be a problem for the average knitter.
I think this hat has just the perfect amount of squishy comfort and color for a quick project!
The pattern looks well written and pretty easy. I'm hoping to get to knitting it in the new year; maybe make a few for next year's Christmas gifts. Where I live, hats are a necessary Christmas accessory. No one likes frozen ears, lol!
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Finished hat circumference: 42 (47, 52.5) cm / 16.5 (18.5, 20.75)” - recommended to be worn with 9-13 cm / 3.5-5” of negative ease.
Rosemary & Pines Fiber Arts Luster Sock DK (100% German Merino wool; 250 metres / 273 yards per 100 g)
MC: 165 (205, 230) metres / 180 (225, 250) yards
CC: 15 (20, 25) metres / 20 (25, 30) yards
Sample shown is knit in colourway Snow (MC) and Fog (CC). Davina wears a size 2 with 6 cm / 2.5” of negative ease.
4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” or double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)
3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” or double-pointed needles (or needle 1 size smaller than main needle)
27 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)
27 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in colourwork Chart A, on larger needle, after blocking)
29 sts x 35 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in 2x2 ribbing, on smaller needle, after blocking)
Hat circumference: 42 (47, 52.5) cm / 16.5 (18.5, 20.75)”
Total length: 18.5 (19, 21) cm / 7.25 (7.5, 8.25)”
Designer: Annika Scheers, Rosemary & Pines Fiber Arts
Photography: Melinda Dela Costa
Model: Davina Ogigai
Tech Editing: Jessica Schwab
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