Snowflake Hat and Mittens

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Snowflake Hat and Mittens

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This classic fair isle set is a rewarding knit project that displays beautiful colorwork. This is the perfect pattern to customize to your heart's content in Patons Astra!

2/4
6/10
Ladies
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The materials for this project cost $46.14

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Main Color (MC)

Astra | Griffin Blue, 08734 is discontinued. Click 'Edit Color' to select other shade.Edit Color
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Contrast A

Astra | Hot Blue, 08742Edit Color
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Contrast B

Astra | Hot Lilac, 08317Edit Color
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Contrast C

Astra | White, 02751Edit Color
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Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 5/3.75mm
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Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

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Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

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Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

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Materials not included in this kit:

Safety pin.

The materials for this project cost $46.14

Abbreviations

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

MATERIALS

Hat
Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds)
Sizes2/46/10Ladies 
Main Color (MC)
Griffin Blue ()
111
Contrast A
Hot Blue (08742)
111
Contrast B
Hot Lilac (08317)
111
Contrast C
White (02751)
111
Mittens
Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds)
Sizes2/46/10Ladies 
Main Color (MC)
Griffin Blue ()
111
Contrast A
Hot Blue (08742)
111
Contrast B
Hot Lilac (08317)
111
Contrast C
White (02751)
111
Hat & Mittens (set)
Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds)
Sizes2/46/10Ladies 
Main Color (MC)
Griffin Blue ()
111
Contrast A
Hot Blue (08742)
112
Contrast B
Hot Lilac (08317)
111
Contrast C
White (02751)
111

GAUGE

Hat: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4" [10 cm] with 4 mm needles in stocking st.
Mittens/Fingerless Mittens: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] with 3.75 mm needles in stocking st.
 

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

Note: When working from charts, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS of work but never over more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under color in use on next st at center point of sts it passes over. The colors are never twisted around one another.

Stripe Pat
With MC, work 2 rows.
With A, work 2 rows.
With B, work 2 rows.
These 6 rows form Stripe Pat.

HAT
With 3.75 mm needles and A, cast on 95 (101-115) sts.
1st row: (WS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing for 3" [7.5 cm], ending with 1st row.

Change to larger needles and beg with a purl row, work in stocking st for 5 rows, inc 3 (5-9) sts evenly across last row. 98 (106-124) sts.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). With MC, K1 (5-2). Work 1st row of Chart I, reading row from right to left, noting 24-st rep will be worked 4 (4-5) times. With MC, K1 (5-2).
2nd row: With MC, P1 (5-2). Work 2nd row of Chart I, reading row from left to right. With MC, P1 (5-2).
Chart I (shown on page 3) is now in position.
Cont working Chart I to end of chart.

Beg with a purl row, cont even in Stripe Pat until work from last row of ribbing measures 4½ (5-5½)" [11.5 (12.5-14) cm], ending with a purl row.
Next row: (RS). Knit, dec 1 (1-3) st(s) evenly across. 97 (105-121) sts.

Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, proceed as follows:
Shape top: 1st row: (RS). *K10 (11-13). K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. 89 (97-113) sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: *K9 (10-12). K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. 81 (89-105) sts.
5th row: *K8 (9-11). K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. 73 (81-97) sts.
7th row: *K7 (8-10). K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. 65 (73-89) sts.
8th row: Purl.
Cont in same manner, dec 8 sts on next and every following alt row as before to 17 (25-25) sts. Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end through rem sts tightly and fasten securely. Sew center back seam, reversing 2" [5 cm] at bottom for turn back.

Make pom-pom: Wind A and C around 4 fingers approx 90 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape.
Attach to top of Hat.

MITTENS
Right Mitten: **With A and set of 4 smaller needles, cast on 32 (36-40) sts. Divide onto 3 needles: 10 (12-14) sts on 1st needle, 11 (12-13) sts on 2nd and 3rd needles. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd of (K1. P1) ribbing once more.
With C, rep last rnd twice more.
Rep last 4 rnds 1 (2-2) time(s) more.
With MC, rep last rnd 1 (2-3) time(s), inc 2 sts evenly across last rnd. 34 (38-42) sts.**
Change to set of 4 larger needles and proceed as follows:
Knit to 13th (15th-24th) rnds of Chart II, reading rnds from right to left.
Chart II shown on page 4 (4-5).

Thumb opening: 1st rnd: Pat 26 (29-32) sts. Slip last 6 (7-8) sts onto a safety pin. Pat to end of rnd.
2nd rnd: Pat 20 (22-24) sts. Turn. Cast on 6 (7-8) sts. Turn. Pat to end of rnd.

***Cont even in pat until row 27 (32-41) of Chart II has been completed.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, proceed as follows:
Shape top: 1st rnd: With appropriate color, *K1. ssk. K11 (13-15). K2tog. K1. Rep from * once more.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K1. ssk. K9 (11-13). K2tog. K1. Rep from * once more.
5th rnd: *K1. ssk. K7 (9-11). K2tog. K1. Rep from * once more.
7th rnd: *K1. ssk. K5 (7-9). K2tog. K1. Rep from * once more.
8th rnd: Knit.

Sizes 6/10 and Lady’s only: 9th rnd: *K1. ssk. K(5-7). K2tog. K1. Rep from * once more.
10th rnd: Knit.

All sizes: Graft 2 sets of 9 (9-11) sts tog across top edge.

Make thumb: With MC only, K6 (7-8) from safety pin for thumb. Pick up and knit 6 (7-8) sts at base of thumb. Divide these 12 (14-16) sts onto 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
Knit 11 (15-20) rnds even.
Next rnd: (K2. K2tog) 3 (3-4) times. (K2tog) 0 (1-0) time. 9 (10-12) sts.
Next rnd: (K2tog) 4 (5-6) times. K1 (0-0). Break yarn. Thread end through rem 5 (5-6) sts. Draw up and fasten securely.***

Left Mitten: Work from ** to ** as given for Right Mitten.
Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
Knit 1st to 13th (18th-24th) rnds of Chart II, reading rnds from left to right.

Thumb opening: 1st rnd: Pat 15 (17-19) sts. Slip last 6 (7-8) sts onto a safety pin. Pat to end of rnd.
2nd rnd: Pat 9 (10-11) sts. Turn. Cast on 6 (7-8) sts. Turn. Pat to end of rnd.

Work from *** to *** as given for Right Mitten.

FINGERLESS MITTENS (Lady’s size only).
Right Mitten: **With A and set of 4 smaller needles, cast on 40 sts.
Divide onto 3 needles: (13, 13, 14). Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd of (K1. P1) ribbing once more.
With C, rep last rnd twice more.
Rep last 4 rnds twice more.
With MC, rep last rnd 3 times more.

Change to set of 4 larger needles and proceed as follows:
Knit 1st to 20th rnds of Chart III, reading rnds from right to left.**
Chart III is shown on page 5.

Thumb opening: 1st rnd: Pat 32 sts. Slip last 8 sts onto a safety pin. Pat to end of rnd.
2nd rnd: Pat 24 sts. Turn. Cast on 8 sts. Turn. Pat to end of rnd.
***Cont even to end of Chart III.
Cont in Stripe Pat only, work 6 rnds even.

Proceed as follows:
Next rnd: With A, knit.
Next rnd: Purl.

Make thumb: With MC, K8 from safety pin for thumb. Pick up and knit
8 sts at base of thumb. Divide these 16 sts onto 3 needles. Join in rnd,
placing a marker on first st.
Cont in Stripe Pat, knit 8 rnds even.
Next rnd: With A, knit.
Next rnd: Purl.
Rep last 2 rnds once more, then rep 1st rnd once. Cast off purlwise.***

Left Mitten: Work from ** to ** as given for Right Mitten.

Thumb opening: 1st rnd: Pat 19 sts. Slip last 8 sts onto a safety pin. Pat to end of rnd.
2nd rnd: Pat 11 sts. Turn. Cast on 8 sts. Turn. Pat to end of rnd.
Work from *** to *** as given for Right Mitten.