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Winter's Fern Beginner Colorwork Hat

The designer writes:  "Winter´s Fern, which began as just a fun swatch project, went on to become my first published pattern, and it remains my most popular to date. Super quick to knit, perfect for gifts or for your first colorwork project, it’s still one of my favorites as well. Ideal to use up leftovers from other projects or to practice your technique, overall, it s a super fun and rewarding little project." 

PATTERN NOTES:  Pattern available here: Winter's Fern

The hat is worked bottom-up in the round, with a striped brim for a sporty look and some colorwork on the body. There are instructions for a short and a long version.


1 (2, 3) Sample shown in size 2, worn on 53.5 cm/21.5” circumference head.


Circumference: 50.5 (54.5, 59) cm/20.25 (21.75, 23.5)“ circumference at the body.

Short version (Sample1/yellow) – 23 cm/9.25” for all sizes
Long version (Sample2/blue) – 26.5 cm/10.5”for all sizes


Worsted Weight Yarn:  Sample knit in String Yarns Dolcetto using a main color and 2 coordinating colors. Depending on size you can switch up the colors and get a 2nd hat out of the 3 skeins of Dolcetto. 


MC: approx. 90 (96, 102) m/99 (105, 112) yd
CC1: approx. 31 (33, 35) m/34 (36, 39) yd
CC2: approx. 34 (37, 39) m/38 (41, 43) yd

4.5 mm/US 7 circular needle (40 cm/16”) for body (and/or 4.5 mm/US 7 longer circular needle to knit the crown with the magic loop method), or DPNs.
You may have to use a needle one size larger for the
colorwork sections.
4.0 mm/US 6 circular needle (40 cm/16”) or DPNs for brim.

GAUGE:  19 sts and 24 rnds in 10 cm/4” on larger needle in colorwork pattern (blocked).

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: None
Instructor: Suzanne Lek

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