Pattern of the Week: Snowburst Beanie

As you’re planning your gift knitting this year, might I suggest hats all around? Knit hats are perfect for so many reasons—portability and a quick finished, just to mention two.

In Interweave Knits Gifts 2019, there are nine hats, yes NINE, to choose from, and hard as it was, I chose Courtney Spainhower’s Snowburst Beanie as my favorite. The texture can’t be beat, and it’s all created with a simple two-stitch cable. The result is a gorgeous knit hat you’ll look forward to wearing each winter.

Courtney used Amano Yarns Warmi, a worsted-weight yarn you’ll really enjoy working with. It’s a 70% baby alpaca 30% Merino blend with the great stitch definition you really need to show off cable work.

The Snowburst Beanie is a unisex project perfect for many people on your list, and Warmi comes in so many colors, you’ll be able to please everyone. (I’ll take mine in Fig Purple, thank you very much.)

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Amano Warmi in Fig Purple.

Hats are usually small investments, knitting-wise; Snowburst is a 1-skein project for all but the largest size, affordable for both your yarn budget and your knitting time.


knit hatPattern Details

FINISHED SIZE Size 14½ (16, 18, 21½, 22½)” circumference and 7½ (7½, 9¼, 9¼, 9¼)” tall. Hat shown measures 21½”.

YARN Amano Yarns Warmi (70% baby alpaca, 30% Merino wool; 164 yd [150 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #6010 Chia, 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) ball(s). Yarn distributed by Berroco.

NEEDLES Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and Size 8 (5 mm): 16″ circular (cir). Size 8 (5 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.

GAUGE 20 sts and 28 rnds = 4″ in Cable chart patt on larger needle.


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