Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Snowflake Hat

Unlike the rest of the Northern hemisphere, here in Bulgaria we are having an unusually warm and snowless  winter - the daily temperatures average around 2 to 4 C. Only on the colder mornings we wake to find frost on the leaves and trees.
Thinking about the snow that was bound to come this year, I made a baby snowflake hat for a friends' two year old boy. The chart is the classic Norwegian snowflake from the Basic Lined Hat on Ravelry, the calculations are mine, based on googled measurements of two-year old boys' heads - 48 cm in circumference and 19 cm in length (the hat is a surprise present and I couldn't ask the mother for more accurate measurements.)

Pattern: Snowflake Hat, snowflake chart from Basic Lined Hat
Yarn: Alize Cashmira in white and dark pine green (a ball that remained from my Dusseldorf sweater)
Needle: 3.5 mm rib, 4 mm body
Time to knit: 2 days

For the lining I sewed a simple fleece hat from my remaining fleece piece. I need to find a store in Sofia that sells fleece and to stash some fleece fabric in different colors, I want to make some more hats lined with fleece.

The hat looks and feels so cozy, makes me want to try it on my head (but it's so small :)
I really hope it will fit David and keep him warm this winter.


  1. Супер!!!Красиво и тепло!!!

  2. Terrific hat. The white is sharp against the navy blue. I like how you made the fleece hat to insert.

  3. Great idea :) Now it's warm and seems really cozy. And the pattern is lovely!