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Christiansburg, VA

Nell Ziroli lives in a quirky little house in a small and lovely neighborhood
with her youngest daughter Haley and their companions Daisy + Oliver.
She comes from a family of knitters and ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : SnowCap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • combine knit & purl, mirrored decrease, yo.

Pattern Description:

A lone skein of Delft Chickadee and falling temperatures.
Oh, and idle hands. Toying with a triple increase to go with mirrored decreases resulted in this little acorn pattern.

The pattern is one size, but very stretchy. If a deeper hat is desired, a second skein should be on hand. (The orange hat used about 230 yards of yarn, with one more repeat)


5.5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • stretchy 21 inches around & 7 1/2 inches high


  • 180 yards of sportweight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • 24 '' circular US 4 - 3.5 mm US 6 - 4.0 mm US6 DPN's, tapestry needle, stitch marker