Frost Hat by J. L. Fleckenstein

Frost Hat

Knitting
October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
160 - 165 yards (146 - 151 m)
One Size
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This hat features a fur cuff layered over stockinette stitches in the fingering weight yarn for added warmth. It is a slightly slouchy hat, with directions included for making it more slouchy if that is your preference. You can wear it slightly back on your head, but there is plenty of “hat” there to pull it down over your forehead and ears for extra warmth on a particularly cold, blustery … or Frosty day.

I designed what I feel is an elegant ensemble especially for the holiday season, meant to be worn by teens and adults. The pairing of two luxury yarns along with simple, clean stitch patterns makes these special occasion accessories irresistibly perfect for December through February holidays and special outings.

My designs began with a triangular shawl pattern (the Frost Shawl). It turned out so lovely that I decided to design and knit a matching hat.

The hat looked so pretty with the shawl, I decided I would really enjoy having a matching cowl as well.

As I worked on the cowl, I suddenly visualized how extraordinary it would be to also have a pair of matching fingerless gloves.

I envision teenagers and ladies dressing themselves up in these fine accessories and heading off on a cold winter’s night to a special holiday gathering, Christmas party, Christmas dinner, New Year’s Eve celebration, Valentine’s Day … what have you … and feeling extra special because of the knitted items so lovely they almost seem like jewelry.

My five-year-old granddaughter tried on the shawl and hat, and she looked adorable in them as well. :)