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Split Back Snowflake Hat

Knitting
April 2014
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
300 yards (274 m)
one size to fit large child, teen, adult, 20-23 inch head circumference
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It’s here! The Split Back Snowflake Hat, plus a traditional version! pattern includes both the split back-style and a traditional ribbed brim without a split in the pattern. The pattern is a fun knit and the Quince & Co. Owl is perfect for this hat. After washing and blocking the Owl yarn blooms and is so soft and warm.

The traditional version is good for a unisex version of the hat.

Click here to read about these hats on my blog!

Here is some information you might like to know:

The Snowflake Chart used in this hat is from Mary Jane Mucklestone’s book, 150 Scandinavian Motifs, chart #98 on page 102. Other motifs from this book could be used in this pattern. Purchase of this book is highly recommended!

Finished size: One size to fit a 20 to 24-inch head circumference. The finished hats (both versions) are very stretchy and will fit a large child to an adult man or woman. The model has a 22-inch head circumference.

Yarn:
Quince and Co. Owl (50% American Wool, 50% American Alpaca; 120 yards/50grams)

Split Back Version (The blue hat is split is at the back of the neck and forms earflaps):
Main Color (MC): 2 skeins in Cerulean #315
Contrast Color (CC): 1 skein in Elf #303

Traditional Version (The grayish/oatmeal hat has no split in the back, and a ribbed brim):
Main Color (MC): 2 skeins in Elf #303
Contrast Color (CC): 1 skein in Cerulean #315

Both hats have a 3-inch pom-pom that weighs about 16 grams and uses both of the colors used in the hat.

Needles:
Split Back Version:
US size 5 – 24-inch circular needles
US size 6 – 16-inch circular needles
US size 6 double-pointed needles or preferred method to work the top of the hat decreases

Traditional Version:
US size 5 – 16-inch circular needles
US size 6 – 16-inch circular needles
US size 6 double-pointed needles or preferred method to work the top of the hat decreases

Always check for correct gauge and use the correct needle sizes for you.

Gauge:
5 ½ stitches per inch: Using the larger needles (US size 6 for the samples) and stockinette stitch in the round

Enjoy!
Susan