Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 374 – Snowflower Hat

I grew up as a skier and always enjoyed finding just the right hat to start off a new season of hitting the slopes. I always tried to find ones that incorporated a bit of whimsy along with a lot of color. I would sport fair isle patterns with ear flaps and yarn braids or long striped stocking caps with multiple pompoms.

My daughter on the other hand is more of a fashionista and requested a hat to keep her warm but with more of a stylish flare. So I combined my love of fair isle and a good pompom with more subdued, sophisticated colors and a bit of sparkle, and came up with the Snowflower Hat.

These neutral colors will pair well with anything and will keep your head nice and warm. If you want to be more adventurous with color, choose your own unique color combination of Ava and Fresco.

Heather McVickar

View Heather’s designs on Ravelry

(file size: 710 KB; published December 23, 2014)

The Yarn


86% Wool, 9% Viscose,
5% Metallized Polyester

60% Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca, 10% Angora

Ava is a springy merino yarn plied with a strand of sparkle for just a little glitz. Fresco is a smooth and even 3-ply sport weight yarn. With Fresco held double-stranded, these yarns blend beautifully to make a fabric that has both sparkle and a luxurious angora halo.

Click the images above to learn more about each yarn.

More Fair Isle Designs

Do you remember our Cathedral collection? It is a beautiful book filled with Fair Isle designs. This is a book that every knitter who enjoys Fair Isle should have: it has accessories and sweaters and is filled with beautiful charts. These charts are inspiring – you can re-color them with your own palette and also use them as inspiration when decorating other designs.

Below are some of the projects featured in Cathedral. While you're browsing, we also encourage you to visit our pattern collection page to see the beautiful books we've published lately.

Remember, if you purchase Cathedral (or any of our other recent books) from a LYS, it includes a unique code to download a free digital copy of the book that can be added to your Ravelry library, saved on any portable device with a PDF reader, or simply saved for later. The Cathedral eBook and individual patterns are also available instantly online.

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