Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Snowflake Hat

Easy colorowork hat based on traditional Fair Isle designs

1 skein worsted weight main color (A)
1 skein worsted weight contrasting color (B)
16" size 6 needles (for ribbing)
16" size 8 needles
Size 8 DPNS (or 32"+ circular for magic loop)
Stitch markers

With smaller needles and color A CO 95 stitchs. Knit 1" in 3x2 ribbing (K3, P2)
On last row of ribbing PFB the last stitch (96sts)
**Change to larger needles**
Start colorwork chart
After last row of colorwork chart work decreases with color A as follow, changing to DPNs or Magic Look when necessary:
1: (K6, K2tog) repeat to end (84sts)
2(and all even rows): K around
3: (K5, K2tog) repeat to end (72sts)
5: (K4, K2tog) repeat to end (60sts)
7: (K3, K2tog) repeat to end (48sts)
9: (K2, K2tog) repeat to end (36sts)
11: (K1, K2tog) repeat to end (24sts)
13: (K2tog) repeat to end (12 sts)
14: (K2tog) repeat to end (6 sts)
Draw yarn through remaining sts and pull tight, weave in ends and enjoy!

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