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Suzy Snowflake Beanie Pattern

This worsted weight ‘Suzy Snowflake Beanie’ is knit in two-color stranded colorwork to create a festive wintery design. I used a third color for a contrasting brim. My inspiration for the name comes from my families’ favorite winter special: Suzy Snowflake. I think the snowflake motifs and color pairing resemble the style of this nostalgic stop motion cartoon from the early 1950’s. I have included written instructions for both the brim and decrease sections and a chart for the main fair isle portion. When choosing colors, I suggest using high contrasting colors to really show off the snowflakes.

Gauge
Using US 8 (5.0mm) needles:
21 sts and 25 rows make a 4” (10cm) square in stockinette stitch, unblocked, knit in the round.
20 sts and 23 rows make a 4” (10cm) square in main fair isle pattern, feel free to reference this gauge once the main portion of the hat is established.

Materials
175 total yards (83g/159m) of worsted weight yarn in 3 colors, recommended yarn: Malabrigo Worsted. Yardage breakdown
Color A (continental): 78yds (37g/71m).
Color B (natural): 42yds (20g/38m)
Color C (marine): 55yds (26g/50m)

*To make a Christmas version, use these colors:
Color A: Sapphire Green
Color B: Ravelry Red
Color C: Natural

US 6 (4.0mm) 16” circular needles
US 8 (5.0mm) 16” circular needles
US 8 (5.0mm) double pointed needles Stitch marker
Tapestry needle to weave in ends Tape measure

Skills/stitches Required
Knit/purl
k2tog
knitting in the round in circular needles and dpns
Stranded colorwork

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