Well that white Christmas I was dreaming about finally came… Mid January. I have to say I think the snow is really pretty, and since I haven’t seen it in two years, I don’t mind it a bit. Today’s knitting pattern is a simple one with a lot of personality. And I rightly named it the “Flurries Hat” because the white stitches remind me of the flurries outside of my window right now. I want to see your FO’s so don’t forget to post your projects on Ravelry!
What You Need:
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n’ Quick
Main Color: Approx. 50 yds.
Contrasting Color: Approx. 20 yds.
US 13 (9mm) 16” (40cm)circular knitting needles
US 13 DPN’s (double pointed needles)
12 sts. & 14 rows = 4” in stockinette st.
pm – place marker
MC – Main Color
CC- Contrasting Color
K – Knit
P – Purl
ssk – slip slip knit
When changing colors, do not cut yarn. Carry yarn along as you knit.
Co 48 sts, join in the round, pm
K2, P2 around
Repeat until brim measures 2.5”
1. *With MC, k3, with Cc, k1 rep. from * around
Rounds 2,3,5,6 With MC K around
4. *With MC, k1, with CC, k1, with MC, k2, rep. from * around
Repeat rounds 1-6, 1 more time
Repeat round 1-4, then begin decrease rounds. Switch to DPN’s when decreasing becomes difficult on circular needles.
- K 4, ssk around
- K around
- K3, ssk around
- K around
- K 2, ssk around
- K around
- K1, ssk around
- K around
- Ssk around
Cut yarn and weave through remaining stitches. Pull tight to close hat. Weave in all ends.
Sometimes the most spontaneous knitting projects are the best! I’ve had these colors stiting in my stash for a while and thought- wouldn’t it be cool if I made a pom pom out of these 3 colors? Then I realize that I needed something to put the pom pom on top of- so the striped pom pom beanie came to be!
To make your own striped pom pom beanie, you will need to know:
How to knit in the round on circular needles
How to knit in the round on double pointed needles
How to decrease (Knit 2 together)
How to Knit & Purl
How to change colors (instructions and tutorial link provided below)
Gauge: 16 sts. & 22 rows = 4″ in stockinette st.
sl1: Slip 1 (for this pattern we will always be slipping 1 purlwise)
K2tog: Knit 2 together
pm : place marker
MC: Main Color (My main color for this pattern is gray)
CC1: Contrasting Color 1(My CC1 is pink)
CC2: Contrasting Color 2 (My CC2 is yellow)
st : stitch
DPN: Double pointed needles
When changing colors, don’t cut yarn. Carry yarn up as you work. In order to create joggless stripes, we slip the first st. purlwise on the second row of the color change. Here’s a great tutorial on creating joggless stripes in the round!
With size 7 needles, cast on 96 sts. Join in the round and pm.
Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 4”
- Switch to size 8 needles. With MC K 6 rounds
- With CC1, K to end of round
- Sl 1st st. purlwise, K to end of round
- With MC k to end of round
- Sl 1st st purlwise, K to end of round
- With CC2 K to end of round
- Sl 1st st. as if to purl, K to end of round
- With MC, K to end of round
- Sl 1 st. purlwise, K to end of round
- K to end of round
Rep. round 10 6 more times
Rep. rounds 2-7 1 more time.
Switch to MC and begin dec. rounds. Switch to DPN’s when sts. become difficult to knit on circular needles.
- K6, K2tog, (84sts.)
- sl 1st st pulrlwise, K to end of round
- K5, K2tog (72 sts.)
- K4, K2tog (60 sts.)
- K3, K2tog (48 sts.)
- K2, K2tog (36 sts.)
- K1, K2tog (24 sts.)
- K2 tog (12 sts.)
Thread yarn through remaining sts, removing them from the DPN’s, and pull tight to secure top. Make pom pom, (I used this pom pom maker) and sew to top of beanie. Enjoy!
Thank you for knitting with me! I hope this pattern brought you hours of knitting fun. As always, with my patterns you are free to sell the finished product. Thanks for supporting an independent designer!
This shawl is my most popular pattern- and it’s no mystery why. It’s a pattern that puts you in the designer’s seat (without having to do all the math). You choose where to place your stripes and watch your short row shawl become a one of a kind work of art!
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I needed some fresh, spring photos for my ‘Design Your Own Crescent Shawl’ knitting pattern, and we were lucky to have an 80 degree day in between thunderstorms last week! After this long winter, I’ve never been so happy to have sun-burn!