Frozen Snowflake Hat

Lace and bobbles blend together to create this one-of-a-kind hat. Keep your head warm while donning this eye-catching design featured in baby blue yarn.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: S/M (M/L) = 17 1/2 (20)”; Stretches to 20 1/2 (23)”

Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4″ over St st; One lace pattern rep = 5″ wide and 2 1/2″ long

Materials

Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% alpaca, 50% wool; 215 yards [198 meters]/100 grams): #6239 Pastel Blue (1 ball)
Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) straight needles, US size 8 (5.0 mm) circular (16”) needle, US size 8 (5.0 mm) set of double-pointed needles
Notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle, US size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook

Pattern Notes

A crochet hook is required for working the provisional cast-on and bobbles only. Crochet chain and slip stitch knowledge is required.

Special Stitches

Turtle Cay Stitch: (worked over 27 sts)
Row 1: K3, p1, k4, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo*, k1; rep from * to * once, k4, p1, k3.
Row 2: P3, k1, p19, k1, p3.
Row 3: K3, p1, k5, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, sssk, yo, k5, p1, k3.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Row 5: K3, p1, *yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo*, k5; rep from * to * once, p1, k3.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 7: K3, p1, k1, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo*, k2, CB, k1, CB, k2; rep from * to * once, k1, p1, k3.
Row 8: Rep Row 2.
Row 9: K3, p1, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k2, CB, k3, CB, k2, yo, k3tog, yo, k2, p1, k3.
Row 10: Rep Row 2.
Row 11: K3, p1, k3, yo, ssk, k1, CB, k5, CB, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, p1, k3.
Row 12: Rep Row 2.
Row 13: K3, p1, yo, k4, ssk, k7, k2tog, k4, yo, p1, k3.
Row 14: P3, k1, p1, yo, p4, p2tog, p5, p2togtbl, p4, yo, p1, k1, p3.
Row 15: K3, p1, k2, yo, k4, ssk, k3, k2tog, k4, yo, k2, p1, k3.
Row 16: P3, k1, p3, yo, p4, p2tog, p1, p2togtbl, p4, yo, p3, k1, p3.
Rep Rows 1-16 for patt.

Crochet Bobble (CB): Insert crochet hook into next st, ch 3, sl st in first ch, sl st onto right needle.

Pattern

Cap Band

Using crochet hook and scrap yarn, ch 27 sts for provisional cast-on.
Using main yarn, straight needles, and working into back bumps of ch sts pick up and knit 27 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Turtle Cay Stitch.
Cont in patt until work measures 17 3/4 (19 3/4)”, approximately 7 (8) patt reps, ending with Row 14.
Removing provisional cast-on as you go, graft cast-on edge to live sts using Kitchener stitch.

Crown

Using 16″ circular needle, pick up and knit 112 (128) sts along one edge of band, place marker (pm) to mark beg of rnd. Change to dpns as required.
Rnd 1 (Dec Rnd): *K14, k2tog; rep from * 7 (8) times. [105 (120) sts]
Rnd 2 (Dec Rnd): *K13, k2tog; rep from * 7 (8) times. [98 (112) sts]
Cont decreasing in this same manner every rnd until 14 (16) sts remain.
Next Rnd: (K2tog) 7 (8) times. [7 (8) sts]
Next Rnd: (K2tog) 3 (4) times, k1 (0). [4 (4) sts]
Break yarn leaving a 6″ tail. Using a tapestry needle, thread end through rem sts and pull tightly to finish off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block to size.yarn ball
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