Pattern of the Week: Snowy Peaks Hat
It’s finally here: peak selfish knitting time! I just finished a very belated pair of mittens for my boyfriend, officially ending my knitting obligations for the season. Now it’s time to settle into something I really want to knit. Something for me. Something quick. Something wintry. Something like the Snowy Peaks Hat from knitscene Accents 2018!
Snowy Peaks is a simple, two-color stranded colorwork design that you shouldn’t even try to resist. The yarn alone makes this hat a must-knit. You’ll use two skeins of Jones & Vandermeer Ethos Cashmere, an incredibly soft yarn made from 50% virgin cashmere and 50% recycled cashmere, making it super sustainable without compromising on feel.
All that’s standing between you and cuddly cashmere fabric nestled against your forehead is a quick-to-knit hat in worsted-weight yarn that you’ll love to touch the whole time you’re working . . . are you updating your queue yet? I know I am. Late winter for me is hat-knitting time, and the Snowy Peaks Hat absolutely makes the cut.
What do you like to knit this time of year? Let me know in the comments!
Yours in Stitches,
DESIGNER Sarah Solomon
FINISHED SIZE 19¼ (20½)” circumference at brim and 9¼” tall. Hat shown measures 19¼”.
YARN Jones & Vandermeer Ethos Cashmere (50% virgin cashmere, 50% recycled cashmere; 160 yd / 1¾ oz): grey no. 4 (dark gray; MC) and grey no. 1 (light gray; CC), 1 skein each.
NEEDLES Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16” circular (cir). |affiliate link| Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16” cir and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Marker (m); tapestry needle.
GAUGE 25 sts and 24 rows = 4″ in charted patt on larger needle.
Check out the other easy accessory patterns in knitscene Accents 2018, and make yourself something nice to celebrate peak knitting season!
All photography by George Boe.