Snowflake Topper by Julie Yeager

Snowflake Topper

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December 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
200 yards (183 m)
19" diameter will fit up to 22" head
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There is an error in the pattern which I haven’t had a chance to fix. UPDATE 12/19/2020 - will update in a few days! It’s been a while so I cannot remember but think it is rather obvious so if you would like to try it, download it free with Coupon Code SNOWFLAKE.

This hat is based on the corrugated rib stitch popularly used in waistbands and wristbands of Fair Isle type sweaters. You knit one color and purl the second color so the stitch forms a double layered fabric that does not curl and is much less stretchy than most ribbing. This would be a good time to learn two handed stranding - I usually do the knit stitches Continental (pick) and the purls English (throw.) There are also a few basic cable stitches.

You’ll need about 100 yards each of two colors. Suitable for worsted or aran weight yarn.