Snowflake Hat and Mittens
The classic fair isle Snowflake Hat and Mittens set is a rewarding knit project that displays beautiful colorwork. This is the perfect pattern to customize to your heart’s content—in adult or child sizes, as full or fingerless mitts, and with 38 shades of Patons Astra to choose from, nearly the entire family can enjoy their own personalized accessory set to keep them warm through the winter months.
Skill Level: Intermediate
To fit kids 2/4 yrs (6/10 yrs-Lady).
(50 g/1.75 oz; 122 m/133 yds)
4 colors, 4-5 balls total
Main Color (MC) (08734 Griffin Blue) 1 (1-1) ball
Contrast A (08742 Hot Blue) 1 (1-2) ball(s)
Contrast B (08317 Hot Lilac) 1 (1-1) ball
Contrast C (02751 White) 1 (1-1) ball
Note: Amounts are given for all sizes.
Fingerless Mittens are written for Lady’s size only.
Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles for Hat
Set of four sizes 3.5 mm (U.S. 4) and 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) double-pointed knitting needles for Mittens
Hat: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) with 4 mm needles in stocking st.
Mittens/Fingerless Mittens: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) with 3.75 mm needles in stocking st.
Hat is worked flat, then seamed. Finish with pom-pom.
Mittens/Mitts are worked in the round.
Colorwork chart, pom-pom diagram, grafting diagram provided in pdf download (November 2011).
Ed. note: Suitable for either sex, depending on colors chosen for the project.
French version (November 2011):
Toque et Mitaines Flocon de Neige (au tricot)