A quintessentially seasonal colourwork hat featuring a striking snowflake design and an (optional) giant pompom.
These three different snawheids show off three great British breed-specific yarns.
Snawheid #1 (light grey / white) is knitted with Shetland Organics 2 ply Shetland (available here) (Shades light grey & white)
Snawheid #2 (dark grey / white) is knitted with Excelana (70% Exmoor; 30 % BFL) (Shades Persian grey and Alabaster)
Snawheid #3 (Winter blue / white) is knitted with Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Shetland Jumper weight (shades FC34 & 1A)
You will need:
For hat body:
130m/142yds of MC
90m/98yds of CC
For (optional) large pompom:
at least 100m/109 yards of CC
2.5mm (UK 13-12/US 1-2) circular needle (or size to get gauge) in the following length: 1 x 40cm/16in
2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) circular needle (or size to get gauge) in the following length: 1 x 40cm/16in
2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) double-pointed needles (dpns) (or your preferred needles for working small diameters in the round) for finishing crown.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Pompom maker (if required) or scrap card for making pompom