Snowdrop Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Snowdrop Hat

by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Knitting
January 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
370 yards (338 m)
18.5” (47 cm) circumference, unstretched, 10.5” (26.5 cm) height, after brim is folded.
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Following the success of the 2019 Year of Hats, we’ve created the Year of Gifts in 2020!

The first design is a colorwork hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn.

In conjunction with the release of the designs, we’re offering limited kits that include a custom leather tag, yarn for sewing the tag on (in both contrast and matching colors), a custom sticker, and a postcard with a code to download the pattern for free. Find the kit on our site here or ask for it at your favorite LYS!

Worthy of Note
This hat begins with a provisional cast on, then a folded brim is worked in a K2, P2 Ribbing. Once the ribbing is complete, the provisional cast on is unpicked and placed on a spare circular needle and the stitches are joined to created a folded brim. While I found it easy to place the provisionally cast–on stitches onto my larger needle, you may find it necessary to transfer the stitches to a 2nd smaller needle if the stitches are too small to fit comfortably on the larger needle.

After the brim is complete, the body of the hat is worked in a graphic stranded colorwork pattern from a chart. The chart is worked 4 times around. Decreases shape the crown and a pom pom completes the look.

Specifications
YARN

Kelbourne Woolens Andorra (60% Merino wool, 20% Highland wool, 20% mohair; 185 yds/50 gm skein): ink black 005 (MC) and snow white 105 (CC), 1 skein each.
GAUGE
26 sts and 28 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in stranded colorwork on larger ndls, after blocking.
NEEDLES
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 1 (2.25 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular.
1 – set US 3 (3.25 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
NOTIONS
Darning needle, stitch marker, Kelbourne Woolens label, sewing thread, sharp sewing needle, waste yarn, crochet hook for provisional cast on.
SIZE
18.5” (47 cm) circumference, unstretched, 10.5” (26.5 cm) height, after brim is folded.
SKILLS
Provisional cast on, stranded colorwork from charts.

Useful Tips
Our preferred method of the provisional cast on is the crochet provisional cast-on. A full tutorial can be found at: kelbournewoolens.com/tips-and-tricks/provisional-cast-on

For a tutorial on working from charts, visit: kelbournewoolens.com/tips-and-tricks/working-from-charts

Images: Linette Kielinski