Knit Hats: A snowball that won’t melt!
It’s knit hats for gifts from me this year. I’ve got a good start with two done, and the next up is Jesie Ostermiller’s Snowball Cap from knitscene Winter 2016. I fell in love with this hat as soon as I saw it.
Red, white, and blue combo is always apropos, and this hat looks like it just stepped out of the ski lodge on a pro’s head. It’s that good. I imagine this paired with an all white ski outfit; chic, right? Anyway, this one will be for my nephew, and I know he’ll love it.
With the chords that tie under his chin, this might just be the hat he won’t lose! I don’t like to think about all of the hats that he’s lost. I hope the people who found his lost knit hats are enjoying them.
There’s so much to love about knit hats, especially the Snowball Cap: Jesie’s eye-catching colorwork motif, the earflaps and braided cords, and the pom pom, of course!
Pom-pom toppers can really complete knit hats. But pom poms can actually be kinda tricky to make. I have a heck of a time getting them even and full. We did a Yarn Hack video recently, demoing how to make a pom pom using two toilet paper rolls. We all have those on hand, right? Check it out:
We knew you’d fall for the Snowball Cap like we did, so we’ve kitted it up for you. You’ll get a copy of knitscene Winter, which contains the pattern, and four balls of yarn to make it in its red, white, and blue glory. (There’s a little bit of gray in there, too!)
Order up your Snowball Cap Kit now!
P.S. Do you have a tip for making pom poms? Share it below in the comments!