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Faux Isle with the Flurries Hat

My newest free hat knitting pattern is available today on Countryside Network! It’s called the Flurries Hat because it features a snowflake motif.

I used my favorite faux isle technique, which is stranded knitting with a solid main color and a variegated or self-striping contrasting color. Here’s the motif on Flurries:

Flurries free hat knitting pattern

I got this stitch pattern from the Harmony Guides: Colorwork Stitches, and incorporated it into an easy beanie pattern.

As soon as this hat was done, Mimi put it on and she’s worn it almost every day this winter! So cute on her, right?

flurries free hat knitting pattern

Her hair is perfect for it, too.

I had so much fun writing this pattern; the first part of the joy was choosing the yarn. I looked through all of the yarns at Alpaca Direct, finally settling on Berroco Vintage. I love knitting with Vintage—it comes in a wonderful array of colors, it’s washable, and it’s super-economical.

I chose charcoal for my main color and purple haze for my contrasting color. The purples and blues make nice color changes for the snowflake motif.

The great thing about knitting stranded colorwork with variegated yarn is that the yarn does the work for you. The snowflake section of Flurries is so colorful and wintry, and it’s all done with just two yarns, the main and contrasting colors! You’re welcome.

Several years ago, I designed my Faux Isle Hat for Interweave (also a free pattern!).

free hat knitting pattern
Left: My original Faux Isle Hat; Mimi’s red version

I loved the technique so much, and I wanted to use it again—so here you go!

The pattern includes an adult version (20″ circumference) and a toddler version. Make matchies for you and your little one.

Hope you like it!

Cheers,

1KCsig

 

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I'm a crafter, knitter, writer, gardener, and cook. I'm the editor of the website knittingdaily.com, and also a Stampin' Up demonstrator. I'm married to a wonderful gal, Mimi, who shares my interests in papercrafting, knitting, travel, but not so much with the cooking.

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