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Home : Patterns : Snowstorm Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Snowstorm Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 90022AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 15 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference 20 1/2 in. (52 cm)


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This thick hat has earflaps to keep you warm and a fun pom-pom on top.
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Linen Fisherman Blossom Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
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*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon;
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon;
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-122 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Taupe
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Snowstorm Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


11 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in k2, p2 Rib. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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K2, p2 Rib
Row 1:
*K2, p2; rep from * across.
Row 2: Knit the k sts and purl the p sts.
Rep Row 2 for k2, p2 Rib.

Cast on 56 sts. Work 26 rows in k2, p2 Rib.
Row 27 (Dec Row): *K2, p2, k2, p2tog; rep from * across row – 49 sts.
Row 28: *K1, p2, k2, p2; rep from * across row.
Row 29 (Dec Row): *k2, p2tog, k2, p1; rep from * – 42 sts.
Row 30: *K1, p2; rep from * across row.
Row 31: *K1, p2tog; rep from * across row. – 28 sts. Cut yarn, leaving an 8 in. (20.5 cm) tail. Thread tail through sts of last row and pull to gather. Knot tightly to secure.

EARFLAP (make 2)
Cast on 10 sts. Work 4 rows in Garter st (k every row).
Row 5 (Dec Row): K2tog, k 6, k2tog – 8 sts.
Rows 6 and 7: Knit.
Rep Rows 5-7 twice more.
Next Row: K1, k2tog, k1.
Next Row: Rep last row. – 2 sts.
Bind off.

Braids (make 2)
Cut 3 lengths of yarn, each 12 in. (30.5 cm). Knot lengths tog at one end and sew to Earflap. Braid lengths for about 10 in. (25.5. cm), then knot. Trim ends evenly.
Following package directions, make a pom-pom.
Sew back seam of Hat. Fold up 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) for brim. Sew Earflaps to sides of Hat at fold line. Sew pom-pom to top of Hat.
Weave in ends.

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dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 15 reviews)
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Snowstorm Hat Reviewed by Martha Griep on 2014-01-11 *****
I LOVE this pattern. I've made 10 of them so far. I use circular needles. After row 10, I feed a piece of ribbon through stitches 9-18 and another through stitches 41-50 and then keep working. It makes it very easy to pick up the stitches for the ear flaps. For the strings,instead of 3 new pieces,I use the cast off strand for one. I use a piece that's 24 inches, fold it in half, feed the loop through the bottom of the flap and pull the 2 ends and the cast off end through the loop and then braid (don't have to weave in the ends) :)
Used twisted rib stitch pattern for brim of the oatmeal colored hat. Came out very pretty- a little fancier.

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