I wanted to make another fair isle hat and pulled out my Ravelry knitted design called “Frozen Flakes“. It uses two contrasting colors in worsted weight yarn. I choose my Navy and Pistachio colorways because I love how the green contrasts with the navy background.
The hat features a standard 1×1 ribbed cuff followed by a Latvian braid. Here is a link to a video I found very helpful.
The pattern calls for the Old Norwegian cast on which is a very stretchy cast-on. For this sample, I choose to do a tubular cast on. I’d never done one and thought it was time to expand my knitting skills! It was “fiddly” to start with but as long as I went slow through the video and written instructions I found across various sites, I was able to be successful. I really like the way it looks and it’s very stretchy! The edge looks so neat, smooth and professional.
This project page shows colors other knitter’s chose.
This knitter choose a solid and a variegated yarn. I really like how the variegated yarn changes throughout the snowflake designs.
- Size 4 US (3.5 mm) circular needle 16” ( 40 cm) long and a set of DPNs in same size for finishing hat crown shaping
- Tapestry needle
- 6 stitch markers
- Plymouth Select Worsted Merino Superwash (100% Superwash fine merino wool; 218 yds/199 m; 3.5 oz/ 100g); Black 135yds/123 m (2.2 oz/62g) Green 52y/47m (1 oz/24g)
One size fits 21”/53 cm to 23”/58 cm heads;
Top of cuff to crown = 4 1/2” (11.4cm) ;
Crown depth = 3” (7.6cm)
If you’d like to purchase the pattern and give it a try, visit my pattern page here on Ravelry. If you have any ideas or questions, you can contact me via the contact form at the top of the page.