Snow Day by Meridith Shepherd

Snow Day

March 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
160 - 220 yards (146 - 201 m)
Child, (Adult Small, Adult Large) to fit 18 (20, 22)” / 45.5 (51, 56)cm head circumference with 2”/5cm negative ease
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When you live in a snowy area, snow days are often fun … for a while. The Snow Day hat celebrates that ideal snow day; the kind where the family takes the day off, spends a bit of time playing in the snow, enjoys a cup of hot chocolate afterwards and settles in with their blankets and a movie for a lazy afternoon.
Written in both children’s and adult sizes, this cabled slouchy beanie works well for men, women, boys and girls.
Choose a few skeins of worsted weight yarn from the stash and settle in for your own snow day, complete with a bit of knitting, with the Snow Day hat. If the storm lasts a while, the whole family can have their own Snow Day hat.


  • 160 (180, 200)yds/146 (165,182)m of worsted weight yarn
  • US 8 (5 mm) 16” (40.5 cm) circular needle
  • US 8 (5 mm) DPNs
  • Stitch markers
  • Cable needle (optional - pattern includes instructions for cabling without a cable needle)
  • Yarn needle

Sample Details
Orange sample is the child size, knit In Madelinetosh Vintage in the Citrus Colorway.
The blue sample is the adult small, and is worked in Pagewood Farms Swagger Lite, violet colorway.

Child, (Adult Small, Adult Large) to fit 18 (20, 22)” / 45.5 (51, 56) cm head circumference with 2”/5cm negative ease
Finished Size
16, (18, 20)” / 40.5 (45.5, 51)cm circumference

Skill Level
Intermediate. Requires cabling and optional chart reading.

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