Breaking the Ice: a Hat

Breaking the Ice Hat

This delicate hat is as lovely to work as to wear! Worked in merino or alpaca of fingering weight makes a gorgeous set to wear when you want to dress up a bit! The lace and cables of the hat makes an elastic fabric with lots of stretch, ensuring a good fit. The pattern is both written and charted, which allows for comfort to learn how to better read charts.

Skills Needed:

  • Ability to knit and purl in the round
  • Comfort working various stitch patterns

Skills Learned:

  • Lace in the round
  • Decreases in pattern

Materials Needed:

  • Approximately 220 yards fingering weight yarn, like Cascade Heritage Silk or Blue Ridge
  • US #1.5 (2.5mm) 16" circular and dpns
  • Stitch Markers


  • Cast on 144 sts using a stretchy cast on, DO NOT JOIN, and work 2 rows of garter stitch (knit each row). You are ready for class!

Cost: $40

Instructor: Paula

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