Snowflakes for Adrienne Hat by Claire Neicho

Snowflakes for Adrienne Hat

April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in main colourwork pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
S (L) to fit head circumference 57 (61) cm/22.5 (24) inches
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Snowflakes for Adrienne Hat was designed to accompany the Snowflakes for Adrienne Mitts, which were originally designed as a gift for a friend, who wanted something blue. The motifs are based on traditional Fair isle patterns and the ribbing is traditional corrugated ribbing. The Hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.

A pattern for the matching mitts is available - both patterns are available together as an ebook for a discounted price.

S (L) to fit head circumference 57 (61) cm/22.5 (24) inches, designed to be worn with 5 cm/2 inches negative ease. Shown in size S.

Finished measurements:
Circumference 52 (56) cm/20.75 (22.5) inches. Depth 22 (23) cm/8.75 (9.25) inches.

Yarn Used:
Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift
2 balls in Petrol 750 (MC), 1 ball each in Aqua 929 (CC1), Surf 135 (CC2), Eggshell 768(CC3), White 304 (CC4).

There should be enough yarn left to knit the matching fingerless mitts (available in a separate pattern) if you should wish to do so. However knitting the large hat and the medium or large mitts will use up almost 50g of the MC, so depending on knitting style it is possible you may require a third ball.

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3.0mm circular needle 40cm long and/or double pointed needles, or size required to match tension.
2.75mm circular needle 40cm long or double pointed needles, or one size smaller than needle required to match tension.

30 sts and 36 rows to 10cm/4 inches using larger needles, measured over Fair Isle pattern after blocking.

Stitch marker to mark beginning of round
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Skills required:

  • working in the round
  • working with two yarns at the same time using the stranded technique
  • ability to read a chart (the colourwork pattern is charted only, written instructions are limited to explanations of how to use the chart in the pattern)

Pattern has been professionally tech edited by Stephanie Boardman